I graduated from law school not too long ago.  I took out enough debt to cover the cost of tuition.  Even though I’ve been careful to make all my monthly payments, and then some, a few years later I still owed $125,933.50.

So, we set ourselves the goal of paying them off the same amount of time it took to build the Empire State Building – about one year and two months.  We missed our goal . . . . . . by about three weeks.  (Not to make excuses, but it was a kind of busy year – we also had a baby and bought a house during that time).  Paying off my loans was one of the best choices we’ve ever made.

In fact, it was so good that my next plan is to write a book about it in hopes of helping other lawyers who want to face their loans head-on.  If you want to read more about my philosophy of this project, start here.  The blog is serving as kind of a cheat sheet. I plan to get to 100 posts, and then publish!

I’ve love to hear from you.  Contact me anytime at mrs.debtfreejd@gmail.com!

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  2. Biglaw Investor

    Awesome story! Congratulations to you both on knocking out this debt. I like the idea of paying it off on the same schedule as they built the Empire State Building. For one thing, it’s amazing how quickly they built that building. It would take four times as long now (think the new World Trade Center).

    How’s that book coming? I can’t wait to read it!


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