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Personal Finance Basics for Soon-to-Be and New Lawyers

May 19, 2022

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

Loan Consolidation

Consolidating Versus Refinancing Your Student Loans

May 06, 2022

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. 

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Get answers on Public Service Loan Forgiveness from a student loan educator

June 11, 2021

Join Ashley Norwood-Struppa, AFC® from nonprofit AccessLex Institute as she covers the ins and outs of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program for those pursuing public interest careers. The Virtual Office Hours series connects you with experts to help you thrive as a law student

Looking at Health Insurance

Learn how law students can understand and navigate choices on health insurance

May 12, 2021

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

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Plan for your financial life after law school with AccessLex

April 22, 2021

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

How to create your financial plan for the New Year (with a little help from the experts)

December 04, 2020

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

Investment Advice

Learn about investment essentials from a financial expert

November 06, 2020

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

Do you actually need a full-time job? Try freelance legal work

November 01, 2020

Many attorneys who want flexibility and freedom have turned to freelancing for meaningful, substantial legal work. Opportunities for freelance legal work have even increased recently as law firms suddenly needed help in both litigation and transactional work—especially as courts opened up after COVID-19-related closures.

Student Loan Crisis

The student loan debt crisis

October 19, 2020

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

Safe Banking

The financial lessons of the pandemic

September 01, 2020

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.

Night School

Why part-time law school still makes sense

April 11, 2019

My dad loves to remind me how he paid for his education.  He scrubbed toilets during college and worked as a punch card programmer to pay for law school.  He is making a point about hard work, but all I can hear is how great things used

Decisions

Don’t overlook retirement when paying down student debt

March 12, 2019

Getting that first student loan bill can be terrifying.  For many borrowers, it is the precise moment the monopoly money of student loans becomes real debt. For young lawyers, it can lead to an epic panic.  I owe how much?  This can’t be right, who

Sticking to a budget: One small step for a law student

January 11, 2019

Want to get your student loans paid off faster?  Would you like to retire a bit earlier? What if I told you there was an easy step you could take right now that would help you accomplish those goals? These questions may sound like the beginning

Piggy Bank

How to be financially happy outside of Big Law

November 01, 2018

While working at a large law firm has the potential to be lucrative, attorneys worldwide continue to demonstrate that it’s absolutely possible to pursue your career goals regardless of the salary you’ll earn.

Money Smart

What you need to know about student loans

November 01, 2018

Student loans are scary and sometimes downright mystifying. Do as much research as possible and ask questions, even the ones you’re afraid to ask.