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An Interview with a 30-Something Retired Lawyer

We interviewed a person who recognized the power of money early in her life. She used her Biglaw salary to pay off her student loans and saved enough to retire after 5 years of working in Biglaw, thanks to her sound investment strategies and super low cost of living.

What a Tax Expert Wants You to Know About Short-Term Rentals

Real estate rental income is generally exempt from self-employment tax, but there are some key exceptions. Our guest author, a tax professional, walks us through the income tax consequences of different kinds of activities.

The Disadvantages of Index Funds

There is no such thing as a perfect investment. Even index funds have downsides, though few are deal-breakers. Here’s what to consider when choosing an index fund and some reasons to consider ETFs.

Student Loan Forgiveness During the Biden Administration

Student loan forgiveness is a hot topic, and one that can have a significant impact on millions of Americans. Does the president have the authority to cancel student debt? Can Congress do it? Here’s a summary of where things currently stand with the student loan “freeze” and forgiveness.

How to Spot a Law School Gunner

What happens when you fill a competitive graduate program with ambitious high-achievers and teach them materials that hinge on policy, ambiguity, and interpretation? You get a few students that go overboard by prioritizing their own experience over others’ and get called “gunners”. Gunners are not exclusive to legal education (medical school uses it too and

Short-Term, Low-Risk Investments

Where should you park your money for the short-term while taking on little risk? We look at CDs, money market funds, and bonds.

John R. Justice Grant Program for Public Defenders and Prosecutors

The JRJ provides grant money to put toward paying off your student loans if you work as a state public defender or prosecutor, federal defender, or for a non-profit contracted by the state to provide public defense. The specific requirements vary by state and the funds probably won’t cover your monthly loan payments, but every little bit helps in fighting the student loan monster.

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