Most people go into BigLaw for the money. Maybe with a side-serving of prestige. Shocker, right? Sure, we may have a vague expectation that the work in BigLaw may be intellectually challenging (sometimes it is, sometimes it isn’t), but let’s be honest. We aren’t doctors, or teachers, or artists. At least early-on in a BigLaw … More What Is Your Net Worth?
Every lawyer follows a path. The point of this blog is to hopefully help young BigLaw lawyers (and others looking to achieve financial independence… but I’m going to write about what I know) find a path that leads to financial independence–and early retirement, if desired–rather than the golden handcuffs of overspending and trying to keep … More From Law School to BigLaw to BigFI(RE?), Part 2 – The Great Student Loan War
If you’re in BigLaw, the following path might look pretty familiar to you: Step 1, achieved around age 22: Obtain undergraduate degree (let’s say it’s a bachelor in science) in Underwater Basketweaving or some similar degree path (we’ll call this the B.S. U.G. Degree). You may or may not take out some student loans in … More From Law School to BigLaw to BigFI(RE?), Part 1