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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!

Dec 13, 2016


Massive student loan payments getting you down? You are not alone! Liz Stapleton is a law school student turned personal finance blogger. Even though Liz has never used her degree to practice law, she doesn't regret the decision to attend law school because it gave her the motivation and inspiration to build the side hustle she has as a personal finance blogger and freelance writer. Her story is a great lesson in learning to trust the timing of your life and realizing that you are exactly where you are supposed to be. 

What you’ll learn:

  • How Liz Stapleton became a personal finance blogger
  • Why Liz financed her private loans with SoFi 
  • Things to think about before relying on income based repayment
  • First steps for any student with a massive law school bill 



J. Money- Budgets Are Sexy (
J. Money- Rockstar Finance (
Tim Ferriss- The 4-Hour Work Week (
Sophia Amoruso- #GirlBoss (

Friday Night Shenanigans Course: (

Student Loan Worksheet (payment plan): (

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