Category: Lawyering

Though I have a lot of grievances with practicing law, with law school and higher education – I do spend a lot of time lawyering and practicing law. I’m not suggesting that people should completely quit. It’s a noble profession that needs defenders.

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Why I’m Returning to Law After a Career Break

Quitting your job and still having enough money to live a rich life – it’s the dream right? I did just that in 2019. And I don’t regret it. But that period of my life is ending – I found a new job that I’m...

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Side Jobs for Lawyers – A Terrible Idea?

Not every legal job pays well and some pay so poorly that lawyers are forced into side hustles. As lawyers, though, side hustles come with a word of caution. Practicing law on the side has a slew of pitfalls that could imperil your job and...

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Create Good Money Habits in the New Year

Why are my friends and family so miserly with money even though they have acquired enough of it? It’s because being good with money is a habit, and as such, it doesn’t turn off. The trick to getting better with money is to create good...

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Working While Studying for the Bar Exam

Studying for the bar is a trying time – mentally, emotionally, and, often, financially. This year, whether it’s because the bar exam was postponed, or it felt too risky taking the bar during a pandemic, or because some weren’t successful during the first go-round- many...

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5 Outdated Money Tips That Everyone Still Believes

Reading quick money tips is my junk food. But sometimes the tips are so outdated, they leave a bitter taste in my mouth. A lot of (lazy) personal finance writers would argue that their advice is timeless but that cannot be true. The world is...

Why so much financial advice is wrong

Why So Much Financial Advice is Wrong

The internet is a strange and fascinating place. There is a wealth of information, but not all of it good. Lots of people write content just to sell you stuff. And others are just idiots. Even good-hearted people trying to impart knowledge can only speak...

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How to Become a Rich Lawyer

Many people think becoming rich as a lawyer is automatic. It’s not. Lawyers tend to have high salaries, but also high debts. Also, a fine wardrobe and a well-groomed appearance play a much more significant role in success than say for tech workers. These things...

How Minimalism Helps Us Remember What Really Matters

How Minimalism Helps Us Live a Meaningful Life

I learned long ago that I’m not an organized person. My hands seem to play tricks on my brain and I can never remember where I put things. But I have figured an easy hack to keep myself from sorting through heaps and piles of...

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The Latte Factor is Crap: In Defense of Little Luxuries

You can’t write about personal finance without addressing the so-called “latte factor.” A personal finance writer named David Bach coined the term “the latte factor” for the idea that you could build up wealth by redirecting your small expenditures into savings. Quit your lattes and...

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Why You Should Buy Stuff, Not Experiences

The science is in and you will obtain more happiness by buying experiences over stuff! But, I just don’t buy it (pun intended). I say, buy stuff, not experiences! Ok, maybe I’m not going that far. I will, however, admit that I’m guilty of a love for...