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Personal finance is an important and central part of reducing stress in your life. Additionally, more and more employers expect Harvard Law School students to have better financial skills, including personal financial management. Whether you receive financial aid or not, we encourage you to check out this page!
Through the use of articles, podcasts, videos, and learning modules, find the tools you need to make informed financial decisions and set goals for your financial future.
We are excited to announce that we have partnered with AccessLex Institute, the largest nonprofit organization in the country focusing on access, affordability and the value of legal education, to bring you MAX by AccessLex, an innovative personal finance program created exclusively for law students. Available at no cost to you, MAX drives the knowledge gain and behavior change that is essential to improving your financial well-being.
To provide a comprehensive personal finance education, the MAX program:
- Teaches personal finance in a way that leverages the skills law school attracts and fosters;
- Takes a multi-format approach – including interactive online lessons, webinars, in-person workshops and one-on-one counseling – that lets you define your own path;
- Delivers information in quick and easy to understand components to fit into your demanding schedule; and
- Offers scholarship incentives to motivate you to stay on task and on schedule – AccessLex will award over $330,000 through MAX Scholarship drawings during the 2019-2020 academic year!
To get started, go to AccessLex.org/MAXonline. Your name, email address, school and class year are all you need to log-in to the program, personalize your experience and track your progress. No other personal information is required, and all information remains confidential.
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Financial Independence: Why Managing You Finances Matters
Boylston Hall: Fong Auditorium 110
Secure your spot: HUECU.org/WINTERSESSION
Favorable Reliance: Developing a Financial Plan You Can Count On (for 2Ls and 3Ls)
The Colony Group will be presenting this workshop on budgeting, banking, smart investing, and mapping your financial goals
Lunch & Presentation 12PM-1PM
Financial Bootcamp: Life After Law School ( for 3Ls)
Get financially fit as you kick off your career!
Lunch & Presentation 12-1PM
Summer Budgeting for Jobs in Public Interest (for 1Ls)
Come gets some tips on how to make the most of your SPIF funding
Taxes and Debt-to-Income Ratios (For 2Ls)
Learn how to use taxes as a financial opportunity and how to leverage your debt-to-income ratio
*Students are asked to complete MAX lessons 13 and 14 before attending the session
Personal Finance Webinars
- Investing Webinar Series – All students
- Strategies for Financing the Cost of Your Bar Study – for 3Ls
- Financial Planning for Law Students – All students
MAX Tools and Worksheets
MAX Tools and Worksheets
As you begin planning for the future from a financial standpoint, it’s vital to know what you owe. To do this, you’ll need to look at your finances comprehensively by identifying all your debt: mortgage, credit cards, student loans, etc. Use this tool to organize your debt in one place so you can track your current balances, monthly payments, and interest rates and begin making a plan to become debt-free.
It’s critically important to have a handle on all of your financial accounts — account numbers, contact information, etc.— so that, in the case of an emergency, you have this information at your fingertips. But, be sure to keep this information in a secure location so that you don’t become a victim of identity theft.
Getting a clear understanding of your finances can help reduce stress and anxiety. By creating a road map to your personal finances, you can get a better picture of your expenses and make deliberate decisions about your spending.
Writing down your goals increases your probability of achieving them, and helps you establish your personal
priorities. It is often advantageous to focus on what you want to achieve right now, soon after graduation, and
down the road – and to categorize them into different financial planning areas.
Managing Your Money
Investing in Your Future
“ The best thing about these workshops was that they were simple, easy to understand and customized...I left empowered with new knowledge. Thank you!”
— Helpful Life Skills Workshop Attendee