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
Regardless of the amount of your bitcoin payout, your transaction may be flagged as a suspicious transaction under anti-money laundering law. A suspicious transaction refers to one, regardless of amount, … More Bitcoin and money laundering
Not too many years ago, I was an anxious 17-year old dealing with what then felt was the biggest problem of my life—to shift or not to shift courses/ degree in college. … More If I wasn’t in law, I would be in the medical field
So as a throw-back, let me share some of the things that you should probably know before going to law school. … More Five things to know before going to law school
I am now contemplating working as a company in-house lawyer and consequently, corporate law. The work at this company would mostly revolve around corporate work as the litigation parts are handled by external counsel. … More Corporate law keeps pulling me back To in-house or not?
It’s payday once again! Before you run off to go play a one-day millionaire, consider an alternative use of your money. RETIREMENT!
PERA (personal equity and retirement account) is a creation of Republic Act No. 9505, which was passed waaay back in 2008. … More How to open a PERA account with analysis of charges
For this career series, our guest, N, is a current law student in his third year of law school in metro Manila. … More Career Series: Law Student
Our dear reader, Brad** was nice enough to take the time answer some questions in order to give us a little insight into what it’s like to practice law in Canada. He is a practicing lawyer in Ontario, Canada engaged in the field of corporate law with his student loan fully paid up! … More Career Series: Legal profession in Canada
I just heard in the news, regarding the car rental scam, that banks gave out car loans to borrowers who have clearly no capacity to pay – either mga “walang trabaho” (unemployed) or “tindera lang” (saleslady). … More Subprime car loans in the Philippines worry me