This morning I had to take the MPRE. It’s a legal ethics exam all wannabe attorneys have to pass before they can practice. You’d think ethics would be pretty simple. Just do the right thing, right? Well, you’d be wrong. The Rules of Professional Ethics has exceptions to exceptions that you have to navigate through and know in order to get to the right answer. Hopefully, I passed.
All right, enough about boring legal ethics exams. Let’s look at some links:
The Ongoing Battle with Lifestyle Inflation (@get rich slowly) This is something Kate and I often talk about. For all of our marriage, we’ve been living like students, because for all of our marriage one of us has been a student. With law school graduation coming in a just a few months and with me (hopefully, keep you fingers crossed!) getting a job, our income may finally rise above the scraping by level. With that rise in income comes the temptation to start spending money on all the things we’ve wanted, but never could afford. It’s easy to go crazy on stuff if you’ve been stifling those consumerist desires for years. But as this article indicates, lifestyle inflation can leave you poorer than you were before.