096: How to Rapidly Pay off Law School Debt (with guest Financial Panther)

Welcome back! Today, we’re excited to have as our guest the founder of Financial Panther, a personal finance blog created for young professionals. Kevin paid off all his law school loans in a little over two years and has a lot of insight into how to stay financially grounded once you enter the legal profession. In this episode, we discuss: How Kevin paid off his law school loans so quickly The impact of scholarship offers on law school decisions Calculating how much debt you can really take on Living like a student after you’ve started making money How to work the side-hustle in and after law school Common financial mistakes students and young lawyers make Giving yourself some financial breathing room to prepare for the uncertainties of life Assessing competing financial priorities and decisions when you first enter the workforce Is law school really worth it, financially speaking? Resources: Esqyr (http://www.esqyr.com/) Esqyr Bar Exam Tool Box 10% off Coupon (http://www.esqyr.com/barexamtoolbox/) Financial Panther (http://www.financialpanther.co/) Everything You Need to Know about Law School Scholarships (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/everything-need-know-law-school-scholarships/) Podcast Episode 92: Top 1L Questions: The Money Edition (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-92-top-1l-questions-money-edition/) Ahead of the Curve: Take the Money or Take a Gamble? Should a Scholarship Determine Which Law School You Attend? (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/ahead-of-the-curve-take-the-money-or-take-a-gamble-should-a-scholarship-determine-which-law-school-i-attend/) Podcast Episode 38: Can You Really Afford Law School? (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-38-can-you-really-afford-law-school/) Boon and Gable (https://boonandgable.com/) Wag! (https://wagwalking.com/) DogVacay (https://dogvacay.com/) Postmates (https://postmates.com/) DoorDash (https://www.doordash.com/) Caviar (https://www.trycaviar.com/) The Reality of Law School Debt (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/the-reality-of-law-school-debt/) Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript  (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Episode_96_-_Financial_Panther2-2.pdf) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes  (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) (or your listening platform of choice). And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee

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