As a law firm lawyer who is paid a premium for time-billing clients, you now have to account for each and every minute of your life working time … More Barlife: Chasing the QUITTING dream
My last net worth update shows that I am close to the four million mark. I am appreciative of this of course. Nonetheless, my net worth is nowhere close to my FIRE* number yet, which may take more than a decade to go. I have never disclosed a goal number in this blog but there … More My FIRE goal net worth
Our vehicle turns two years old this July. That means another 10% depreciation in its value / 10% is shaved off its current value. While that’s still a month from today, I am going to account for the second year of depreciation in this update … More Net Worth Update 14 June 2019 Car depreciation
Job interviews generally require you to reveal what salary you are currently receiving. The prospective employers want to know how much your services are currently worth, whether you are within their budget, whether they can afford to pay you lower than what they pay their current employees. … More Should you reveal your salary?
An acquaintance recently wrote a piece about achieving success and how money has nothing to do with success. In her piece, said acquaintance essentially justifies achieving success without money to show for it. She advocates chasing your dream even if it pays next to nothing and that even if you end up with financially nothing, this, to her, is still success. … More Barlife: Money and Success
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?