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Law school: Is my dream worth the debt?

If you lose thousands of dollars in the game Monopoly, you may very well wind up bankrupt. However, all financial ruin abates when you put the pieces away, with no harm done to your actual assets. That’s not the case with an investment in graduate school.

I’m about to borrow $150,000 to pay for my legal education, and I’m doing it far away from the safety of a game board. I know I stand to lose a lot more from this transaction than a utilities or a railroads card.

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