THE obligatory BIO
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 uncommon 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, happiness, creativity, productivity, self-growth, culture and more.
My writing can also be seen on Thought Catalog, The Financial Diet and other new media organizations.
During the week, you can find me working 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 Amazon.com 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.
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