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The Happy Lawyer Project is an inspirational podcast for young lawyers looking to find happiness in life with a law degree. Each episode provides the tips, advice, encouragement and inspiration you need to craft a life and career you love. Welcome to the Happy Lawyer Project!

Nov 18, 2016

With bonus season just around the corner, it seemed like as good a time as any to dive into my favorite topic, personal finance! Since lawyers aren’t known for being great with numbers, money or taking risks,  I thought it made sense to bring in a professional. On this episode I chat with Certified Financial Planner, Katie Brewer about student loans, balancing competing financial goals and so much more.  

AFFILIATE LINK: If you're thinking of refinancing your student loans, Commond bond is a great choice! Use the link to refinance your student loans and get $200.


Things you’ll learn:

  • The ins and outs of student loan repayment
  • How to balance your many financial goals
  • Where and when to turn for professional financial help
  • How to make the most of your bonus in 2017


Finding the best financial planner for you

XY Planning Network - Find an Advisor (

Student Loans - General info and calculators:
Federal Student Aid- Student Loan Consolidation (
FinAid Calculator (

Student Loan Consolidation Companies:
SoFi - Student Loan Consolidation (
CommonBond (
Earnest (
Student Loan Hero (

How to access your information about your student loans:
National Student Loan Data System (
SallieMae (

Connect with Katie:

On Her Website: (

On Twitter: (

On Her Facebook Page: (

On Linked In: (

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If student loans have you down and you are considering refinancing, consider CommonBond. using this link gives you $200 towards your student loan!

They have some of the best rates and give a portion of their proceeds to charity. Stop paying those big banks and start doing some good with your interest payments!

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