(Closed) How do you budget while paying off debt?

posted 5 years ago in Money
Post # 16
112 posts
Blushing bee

stillme:  this is awesome. I’ve been wanting some type of system like this but wasn’t sure wher to start. Thanks for sharing!

Post # 18
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Winery

annb9:  I just think the market for big law is too iffy to project immediate employment and income for a 2016 graduate, but okay. Most big law firms are hiring new grads as a staff attorney, which is not the same as an associate. Thanks for your schooling on the legal market, though. 

Post # 20
13590 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

crazyventures:   I agree 100%. Darling Husband is an attorney, and so many of his friends are struggling to find work, even after graduating a top 10 law school.  Even ones who kicked ass at large firms didn’t get offers because the firms are scaling back their classes a lot, too.  But hey, this is just my (and your) experience — maybe her SO found the holy grail who wasn’t negatively impacted by the recession. (And OP, a bunch of these people I’m referring to ARE IP attorneys who sat for state and patent bars). 

OP, law school debt is overwhelming.  Before you’re married, focus on paying off your debts as fast as you can, but also make sure you have an emergency fund that will cover, at minimum, 6 months of your expenses.  If you live with your SO, you should be able to cover your rent for 6 months on these savings, as well as utilities, food, transportation, and whatever non-obligatory costs you have.

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