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FAFQ: Am I totally screwed with private student loans?

Frequently asked financial questions are questions that I've seen pop up over and over again.  I thought I'd take the time to answer them in this Frequently Asked Financial Questions Series. So each post will have a short quick answer to these frequently asked financial questions followed by a longer more detailed answer. Am I totally screwed with private student loan debt? Private student loans might not have the flexibility in terms of repayment that federal loans do, however, ...

The Best Personal Finance Books for Law Grads with Massive Debt

In case you didn't know, April is financial literacy month. I know, that as a lawyer, you are well read in areas of the law. And likely well read in a few other areas too, but you might have missed the memo about personal finance books. As someone who had read a good few personal finance books, I wanted to share my favorites. Especially, the ones which I thought were best for those of us with ...

Student Loan Conqueror Joshua Holt from Biglaw Investor

Happy tiny Friday friends! I'm excited for another installment of Student Loan Conquerors. Student Loan Conquerors is an interview series where I talk with some awesome people tackling their student loan debt head on and finding out how they are doing it and what inspired them to start in the first place. If you are interested in participating please contact me and share a little information about your student loan debt situation. Today, I'm excited to have Joshua Holt from ...

FAFQ: How important is my credit score?

Frequently asked financial questions are questions that I've seen pop up over and over again.  I thought I'd take the time to answer them in this new Series. So each post will have a short quick answer to these frequently asked financial questions followed by a longer more detailed answer. How Important is My Credit Score? Pretty damn important if you ever want to borrow money or open up a line of credit. If you're already rich and can ...

5 Reasons Why You Should Wait to Get a Pet

I know pets are awesome, they cuddle and love you no matter what, but they are also an awesome responsibility. Which is why you should probably wait to get a pet until you are completely ready and can put up a fight against these 5 reasons why you should wait. When I originally published this post in Feb. 2015, it was title - "Why I Don't Have a Pet" seeing as I now have both a ...

March 2017 Debt Accountability & Income Report

I know I missed February but it wasn't all that exciting of a month anyway. March had a lot more going on. It included lots of trips to the vet for a sick puppy and a trip out to the Seattle to hang out with my sister and her kids. Onto my accountability report and my second income report on the blog. March 2017 Debt Progress Updates Car Loan: $5,486.27 difference: +$358.63 I put a good chunk of my tax refund towards ...

Student Loan Conqueror Catherine from My Work Money Life

Happy Tiny Friday friends! I'm excited for another installment of Student Loan Conquerors. Student Loan Conquerors is an interview series where I talk with some awesome people tackling their student loan debt head on and finding out how they are doing it and what inspired them to start in the first place. If you are interested in participating please contact me and share a little information about your student loan debt situation. Today, I'm excited to have Catherine from My ...

Frequently Asked Financial Questions – How Can I Afford to Travel When I Have Debt?

Frequently asked financial questions are questions that I've seen pop up over and over again.  I thought I'd take the time to answer them in this new Series. So each post will have a short quick answer to these frequently asked financial questions followed by a longer more detailed answer. 5. How can I afford to travel when I have debt? When you're drowning in debt and dreaming about travel, it can feel like the world is against you. ...

FAFQs Series – Will My Student Loans Really Be Forgiven?

Frequently asked financial questions are questions that I've seen pop up over and over again.  I thought I'd take the time to answer them in this new Series. So each post will have a short quick answer to these frequently asked financial questions followed by a longer more detailed answer. 4. Will my student loans really be forgiven? Lots of student loan borrowers take advantage of income-driven repayment plans for federal loans and think that at the end of ...

FAFQ – Can I Afford to Buy a House?

Frequently asked financial questions are questions that I've seen pop up over and over again.  I thought I'd take the time to answer them in this new Series. So each post will have a short quick answer to these frequently asked financial questions followed by a longer more detailed answer. 3. Can I afford to buy a house? I think everyone at least thinks about buying a house at some point. Everyone debates not only if it's right for ...