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Do something today that your future self will thank you for!

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.

$5,000 Monthly Scholarship Sweepstakes

$5,000 Monthly Scholarship Sweepstakes

 

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Undergraduate and graduate students (and their parents) can enter here to win 1 of 12 monthly scholarships, through Discover, worth $5,000 each. No essay or lengthy application required. No purchase or student loan necessary to enter.

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Meet MAX

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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.

MAX Tools and Worksheets

MAX Tools and Worksheets

Know What You Owe

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.

Know Your Numbers

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.

Monthly Spending Plan

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.

SMART Goals

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.

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“ 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

Past Events

Past Events

MANAGING YOUR MONEY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC WEBINAR

September 8, 2020 – 6:00 P.M. ET

Webinar: The Psychology of Financial Decision-Making

September 17, 2020 – 12:00 P.M. ET

Foundations of Investing 3 part Series: 1 hour each

Setting Investing Goals (Foundations of Investing Part 1)

October 15, 2020 – 8:00 P.M. ET

Evaluating Investment Options (Foundations of Investing Part 2 )

October 22, 2020 – 8:00 P.M. ET

The Investing Process (Foundations of Investing Part 3)

October 29, 2020 – 8:00 P.M. ET

Health and Wealth

November 18, 2020 – 12:00 P.M. ET and 7:00 P.M. ET