Category: Financial Independence

Why aren’t there more lawyers pursuing FIRE? The Financial Independence, Retire Early movement may be difficult for lawyers who suffer from high debt loads and golden handcuffs. But financial independence is a worthy goal because so many lawyers want to quit their jobs and this gives them options.

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How to Save for a Career Break

The minute we start working, we start hearing the calls to save for retirement. Yet half of 18-34 year olds don’t save anything for retirement. Maybe the reason people ignore the advice is because retirement seems so far away. Perhaps the better advice when people...

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How ENFPs Can Get Good with Money

When I found out I was an ENFP, I felt understood. The positive characteristics resonated, but then I read about the bad things – like being bad with money. Me? Daughter of immigrants? On a sabbatical after quitting her job? Though I’m not actually bad...

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Values-Based Spending: Spend Money, Save the World

We often dismiss the effect of a single consumer’s actions. But our choices change us, and even changing one person’s world is very significant. And if you change enough of people’s worlds, you ultimately change everyone’s world. When we engage in values-based spending, we can...

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The Number You Can Afford to Lose

My family got a $70 parking ticket on vacation in Canada. When she saw the ticket, my mom started cursing, yelling, and crying. This was shocking both because my mother has never been an emotionally effusive person and also because my parents are quite comfortable...

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Leave BigLaw: How to Plan Your Escape

The best time to plan to quit your job is when everything is going well. So naturally most people don’t plan. Still, lawyers love planning and many already have the dream to leave their law firm jobs. So let’s do some fantasizing and planning. Learn...