A Lawyer and Her Money: Financial Freedom for Female Lawyers Blog

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Just Pay Someone Else to Do It!

I recently moved apartments and let me tell you: hiring movers is always a good idea. Isn’t it odd that for some services we can do on our own, it’s frowned upon to outsource (e.g. raising your children) whereas others nearly everyone uses a professional...

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The Problems of a $500,000 Salary

I am always confused when people equate having money with having all one’s problems solved. Yes, money can solve a number of problems. But if money solved all problems, then we would have solved all our problems after our first or second raises. Instead, most...

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Why I Changed my Views on Giving to the Needy

If you attain even a modicum of financial security, you inevitably start thinking about giving back. Over time I’ve noticed that I’ve changed my views on giving to the needy. Here’s why. How I Used to Think about Giving to the Needy I grew up...

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Use Money to Avoid Regrets

Recently, I had the pleasure of celebrating the life of a truly remarkable person whom I had never met. I accompanied someone to a gathering to honor one of his friends whom had passed recently (unrelated to Covid). It was a surreal experience meeting with...

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How I Took a Career Break in my 30s and How You Can Too

Quitting your job and still having enough money to live a rich life – it’s the dream right? I did just that in 2019-2021. And I returned to a job that is a much better fit for my lifestyle. The Back Story of My Career...

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My Three-Day Fast Experience: What I Learned

Everyone seems to be fasting these days – just on the internet, not in my real life. My real-life friends think this is weird. So here internet, this is my contribution – my three-day fast experience, what I learned. My History of Fasting After reading...

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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 completely resonated with me. 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...

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My Problems with #StopAsianHate

With the murders of eight people in an Atlanta massage parlor taking up the entire news cycle (and, as I’m editing this, the mass shooting in Colorado), it’s been difficult for me to concentrate on personal finance. Many people assume I feel scared or angry...