Category: Budgeting

Thirteen years after graduation, I finally paid off my law school loans – here’s how I did it

Just over 13 years since I graduated from law school, my loans are finally paid off in full! I’m really excited about this, with good reason, so I thought I would share with you some thoughts on how I did it – both the good and (some) bad choices that I made over the years. Even if you were lucky enough to get a full scholarship or have a rich uncle pay your way in full, I still think there are some good lessons you’ll take away my experience that you can apply to paying down other debt that you still have on the books.

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How I used an Excel spreadsheet to become a millionaire – and you can too

“What gets measured gets improved” is one of my personal mantras, and in net worth it applies more critically than anything else. To do this for our family finances, I decided to stay away from an online net worth service and started my own spreadsheet to keep track of things. This was the best thing I ever did. And now I’m really excited to share a public version of that spreadsheet with you!

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