Let me tell you the number one key to building wealth: managing your money intentionally and directing it to where you want it to go. It’s a skill you want to start honing in law school.
It’s never too late or too early to create your law school budget. And always a good idea to regularly review your budget. Join Justin Zieman, AFC® from non-profit AccessLex Institute explains budgeting for law school. The Virtual Office Hours series connects you with experts
Getting into law school is a great accomplishment for any student. You should be proud of yourself! After studying to get in, you can finally get the degree you need to become a full-fledged attorney. Your legal education is an excellent investment for your future. With this great
Unfortunately, it is quite common for law students to graduate with insufficient personal finance knowledge and financial literacy, a concerning situation after having invested substantial amounts of time and money in academia. Financial literacy is one of several basic skills that is key to success after graduation but
LeAndra Ross, AFC® from non-profit AccessLex Institute discusses the pros and cons of student loan consolidation and refinancing. The Virtual Office Hours series connects you with experts to help you thrive as a law student and prepare for life after law school.
Have you filed your taxes yet? Non-profit AccessLex Institute's Mary Bechler, MBA, talks about what law students should know ahead of the April 2022 filing deadline. The Virtual Office Hours series connects you with
A year ago, we updated you on changes that could be on the way. Here’s what actually changed—and what still could.
Join Derek Brainard, MBA, AFC®, CRPC® from nonprofit AccessLex Institute, as he discusses why your financial health is just as important as your physical and mental health. The Virtual Office Hours series connects you with experts to help you thrive as a law student
Join Derek Brainard, MBA, AFC®, CRPC® from nonprofit AccessLex Institute as he outlines how to create a financial plan that works for you during law school. You can also download the
Join Theresa Popp Braun, Ed.D., AFC®, CEPF® from nonprofit AccessLex Institute as she reveals the pros and cons of buying versus leasing a vehicle.
Join LeAndra Ross from AccessLex Institute as she breaks down the sometimes-complicated world of student loan repayment. Learn how to choose a repayment plan that works for you!
Let’s face it: very few people enjoy discussing the topic of health insurance. It’s a complicated, hugely expansive subject matter that sometimes feels out of reach. Making matters worse, as an upcoming or recent law school graduate, you may be shopping for health insurance for the first time
Join Jennifer DiSanza, JD, AFC® from nonprofit AccessLex Institute as she discusses the financial actions you can take as you prepare for and transition to life after law school. The Virtual Office Hours series connects you with experts to help you thrive as a law student and prepare
Jacquie Carroll, Ed.D., AFC® from nonprofit AccessLex Institute walks through how to develop financial resiliency – an important skill for navigating uncertain times. The Virtual Office Hours series connects you with experts to help you thrive as a law student and prepare for
How does your true spending compare with your spending plan? Will you have a paid internship? Summer associate position? Taking the bar exam? Get tips to "stay on track" and prepare for the summer ahead. This Virtual Office Hour Session is with Jennifer DiSanza.
Filing taxes as a student comes with a unique set of challenges. We’re here to help! This Virtual Office Hours session is with Ashley Norwood-Struppa, AFC®. Ashley is a Regional Manager of the Northeast at the AccessLex Center for Education and Financial Capability.
A law school student loan debt survey report demonstrates the growing crisis of lawyer debt. Here's how that impacts law students.
Managing real-life expenses and trying to save for your long-term financial goals are difficult tasks for most people, not just law students. The ABA and AcceessLex are here to help! Get for tips on creating a financial plan that will get you
Do you know that potential landlords, employers and even utilities companies routinely access credit scores as part of their application process? Learning how to manage student loans, credit cards and other debt is essential. Establishing financial skills early on and working to build a good
When it comes to investments, there is a lot to think about—especially, while managing the stressors and workload of law school. Having a good understanding of investment funds and approaches is essential to investing with confidence and planning for life beyond law school. The Law
This article, written by Joshua Cohen, originally appeared in the May/June 2020 issue of GPSolo magazine, volume 37, number 3, published by the American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in
The national student debt is now at $1.6 trillion. Students loans are currently the second largest slice of household debt after mortgages. In 2019, about one in eight Americans had student loan obligations. Many financial models predict that 40 percent of all federally backed
Even though this new “abnormal” won’t last forever, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be far reaching. Though we’ve all been hit in different ways, there are financial lessons you can take from current events to help protect you against financial insecurity in the future.
There’s no dancing around it: debt and loans are an anchor on law students and young lawyers. To put a visual to the daunting numbers that we all know in checking our own loan servicing accounts, one place we can look is the
In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has come together in a bipartisan way to offer financial support to millions of student loan borrowers trying to navigate these difficult times. The recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides a number of