THE obligatory BIO

Disclaimer: This was taken at an AirBNB in Chicago. I feel that it's necessary to confirm that I do not own an e-bike.

Disclaimer: This was taken at an AirBNB in Chicago. I feel that it's necessary to confirm that I do not own an e-bike.

The task is not so much to see what no one has seen, but to think what nobody has yet thought, about that which everybody sees.
— Schrödinger

nice to meet you, I'm Jen.

I am a lawyer but, really, I consider myself a professional storyteller. I was born and raised in the suburbs in Toronto, lived briefly in Ottawa, Montreal, and Windsor, and then, reunited with Toronto in the summer of 2015.

I created this blog to detail my (un)common journey of paying down the $50,000+ of debt I accumulated from (law) school (and to share some things I learned along the way). However, I realized that proselytizing about good money management is meaningless without defining your values, habits and mindset: what makes you, you.

Now, my writing has expanded to include work, productivity, creativity, self-growth and more.

My words have also been published on The Financial Diet, Thought Catalog and other media publications.

During the week, you can find me at a legal aid clinic where I help low-income workers who have been wrongfully fired for raising their legal rights at work.

I believe in forging your own path, and I strive to emulate that philosophy every single day.

the usual disclosure

All views expressed on this site are my own and do not (obviously) reflect the opinions of my employer. 

I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn a small fee by linking to and affiliated sites.

I am also not a professional finance advisor, so please consult one for any financial advice. My opinions are molded by personal experiences (and probably some cognitive biases).

Lastly, although I am a lawyer, nothing on this site constitutes legal advice. I'm also not looking for clients. Seriously, please do not e-mail me for legal advice or ask if you can retain me for your case.

If you need a lawyer, check out this referral service that lets you talk to a legal professional for thirty-minutes (for free) and then hooks you up with a private bar lawyer that practices in the area that you're seeking advice/representation.