It’s open enrollment season right now and I’m a little bit bummed. For the past few weeks, I’ve been getting text messages from my previous employer (which happens to be the State of Minnesota) reminding me to enroll in my workplace benefits for the coming year. Since I no longer work for the state, I […]
A question I often get from people beginning their working careers is whether they should wait for the market to cool off a bit before they get started investing. For the new investor, my response is always the same – ignore whatever the market is doing and just get started now. Of course, I totally […]
I started a new job a few weeks ago. When it comes to my legal career, I did everything pretty much by the book. I went to a good law school, graduated near the top of my class, served as an editor on my school’s law review, snagged a biglaw summer associate position during OCI […]
One of the nice things about starting my new job (don’t worry, more to come on this in a future post) is that I’ve been able to cut my bike commute down to a really comfortable distance. What was once an 8-mile, 45-minute bike ride to work has now been reduced to a 3-mile, 15-minute […]
A lot of people ask me why I waste my time with all of these silly side hustles. To most people, it doesn’t make much sense that someone like me – a lawyer with a perfectly good job – would spend my free time doing things like delivering food to people, renting out a room on […]
I like to think that I’m pretty financially healthy. At 30 years old, I’m in a fairly unique position. I’m currently debt free after paying off nearly six figures worth of student loans in just a few years. I’ve got a sizable emergency fund that should cover me in the event of a disaster. And my net worth continues to grow each year as I continue to push myself to save as much of my income as I possibly can.
We have a plan of attack for my wife’s student loans as well. If all goes as planned, we’ll have her debt paid off within a year or two. A dentist/lawyer couple in their early 30s paying off all of their student loans in just a few years isn’t just a unique proposition. It’s pretty much unheard of.