Financial Independence

Want to retire at 40? Many lawyers are on an accelerated path to reach financial independence.

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How to Retire in 5 Years

Money = freedom. If you’re looking for an alternative path, there are plenty of lawyers from solo law to government law to Biglaw that are charting a different future. It’s all about how much you can save today if you want to be in control of your own destiny.

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Looking to Outsource?

Sometimes life is too busy and you don’t want to do it all yourself. Over the years, many people have asked me to connect them with the “good guys” in the financial services industry. Below are people and companies that I’ve personally vetted (often meeting them in person). Know that they are paid advertisers on the site but that I routinely recommend them to friends and colleagues and would do so even if they weren’t advertisers.

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Latest posts in Financial Independence

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.

FatFIRE: Financial Independence for High Earners

FatFIRE offers strategies for high net worth individuals to build wealth and live a financially independent lifestyle. It’s a community built around scaling FIRE strategies to fit the unique needs of those with high income or who are managing considerable wealth.

What’s your coastFIRE number?

The coastFIRE method for financial planning lets you work toward a general FIRE strategy with less stress. You can live with a lower savings rate while you’re working and/or choose to take on a less intense work life as you move closer to retirement. Calculate your target coastFIRE number with the formula below.

3 Steps for Living a Life You Love in Biglaw

Taking back control of your life and finances can help you design a life that satisfies your goals and helps you get the most out of each day. These strategies help you hone in on what work-life balance could look like for you.

Are There Any Cheap Electric Cars?

On the cusp of needing to own a car for the first time in 10 years, I set out to learn everything I could about affordable electric cars.

The Three Stages of Financial Independence

Everyone would love to be financially independent, but what does that actually mean? Here are what I consider the three main steps to achieving freedom .

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