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About: Hi! My name is Lisa. I worked for seven years as a litigator in a law firm in the Washington, DC area. I’m currently on a year long sabbatical. I write about professional women, law, and personal finance.
Year Started: 2019
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Recent Posts:
Ten Problems with Biden’s Free College PlanNovember 24, 2020
You’re Good Enough and People Like You: A Pep Talk for EveryoneNovember 17, 2020
Why So Much Financial Advice is WrongNovember 10, 2020
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