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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!

Jan 9, 2018

This episode is sponsored by Commonbond Student Loan. If student loans have you down and you are considering refinancing, consider CommonBond. To help you achieve your 2018 financial goals head over to:


Happy New Year! The beginning of a new year means new financial goals! That’s why our first episode of 2018 features Financially Fit and Fab founder, Tia Chambers. From emergency funds to interest rates to travel saving strategies, we cover it all. If you have 2018 financial goals, this is an episode you don’t want to miss!


What you’ll learn:

  • About Tia’s background in finance
  • How big your emergency fund should be
  • How to calculate emergency fund expenses
  • How to prioritize financial responsibilities and debt
  • The quickest ways to increase your credit score
  • What is considered to be a “good” credit score
  • How to best spend your extra money
  • Strategies for your retirement fund
  • Travel Hacking Tips
  • Tia’s 2018 financial goals

Best Advice for Finding Happiness:

“Those that find happiness choose happiness”



* Common Bond Student Loan,

* Free Annual Credit Report,

* Total Money Makeover: Dave Ramsey,

* The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down- Brandon Turner,

* Brandon Turner- Bigger Pockets Podcast,

* The Secret: Rhonda Byrne,

* Rich Dad, Poor Dad: Robert Kiyosaki, Sharon Lechter,

* You’re a Badass at Making Money: Jen Sincero,

* Cashflow Boardgame,

* The 10x Rule: Grant Cardone,

* 8 Finance Books to Read by Tia,


Connect with Tia:


On her Website:

On Twitter:

On YouTube:

On Pinterest:

On Instagram:

On Facebook:

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