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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5 Outdated Money Tips That Everyone Still Believes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 But sometimes the tips are so outdated, they leave a bitter taste in my mouth.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...

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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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Free College Education? Ten Big Problems with Biden’s Plan

President-elect Joe Biden, likely due to pressure from candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, promises to tackle higher education costs, by, among other proposals, making college free. But I see ten big problems with Biden’s free college education plan. This is not a tit-for-tat fairness...

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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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...

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Money Relationship Problems? 5 Ideas to Stop Fighting

Coping with money relationship problems? It’s easy to say that we fight about money because it’s scarce. But unless your fight is about student loans, gambling or property, there’s a good chance that the fight is not about a make-or-break expense. Most of our fights...

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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...

We Need to Stop Normalizing Big Debt Payoff

We Need to Stop Normalizing Big Debt Payoff

I’m sure you’ve seen the clickbait headlines – paying off hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt in a ridiculously short time. Heck that’s me too: How I Paid Off $112,000 in Debt in 18 Months. My story is very boring. I didn’t win the...

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...