Lawyer life should not be all boring legalese, court hearings and adversarial people. Sure, most of the day, you ARE* buried in voluminous case files which tend to get intimidating to read at times. But then you get into it and some cases get interesting too, … More Barlife: Being rewarded for efforts at work
Hi guys! It has been about a month that I have been away from this blog. It wasn’t a deliberate vacation but a matter of circumstances. … More Net Worth Update 21 Oct 2018
In my line of work I often get asked whether the job gets life-threatening at times. In all honesty, I personally have never experienced any threats to my life or limb. … More Barlife: Hazards of the job
To put this in proper context, “barlife” = “lawyer life.” May or may not be associated with alcohol. Haha. Dedicated to those in the law profession, working towards joining it, or just curious what working in law is really like! … More Barlife—Fully immersed in work
Just like the journey to finding your one true love, it seems that as the big-ticket items, like a house or a car, take too long to save up for, we often consume cheap and often low-quality goods or cheap unnecessary services to amuse ourselves until the real thing comes along … More Do you ever question your consumption?
It’s been a pretty hectic few weeks for me as I dig through a mountain of casefiles. Work is never dull and I’m constantly learning something new every day. For the first time in a long while I experienced 14+ hour workdays … More Net worth update 31 July 2018
I recently came across this article from Tatler* magazine which tentatively poses the question, “should you get a mid-nup?” … More Midnuptial Agreements—Yey or Nay?
Online investing is so commonplace nowadays. Your generic blogger / officemate/ casual acquaintance advocates it and many online brokerages have sprung up in recent years which require little to no minimum amount to open an account. But have you thought about whether there are safeguards in case, god forbid, your online brokerage account gets hacked? … More What to do if your Philippine online stockbroker gets hacked?
So when that real job comes right out of law school, accompanied by that real paycheck,** that money feels like the most money you ever earned. Coupled with making that “real” money in your twenties, your natural instinct may be to party and make it rain! Before you do that, here are some things to consider. … More Money tips for new lawyers (or OFWs, doctors or those with high-income jobs)
This morning a friend of mine sent a throw-back photo of us having dinner at some restaurant in Greenbelt. There we were, three single gals just fresh out of law school and from taking the bar, gabbing (bitching?) about our work lives as first-year lawyers /junior associates. … More What it’s really like to be a first-year lawyer in the Philippines