Financial Planning for Public Interest Careers

Part of the 2023 Summer Series exclusively for ChangeLawyers Scholars + Fellows. This event series was not recorded.

A legal career in public service comes with unique demands on your cashflow each month. Join an Accredited Financial Counselor® from AccessLex Institute® to learn about utilizing income-driven repayment plans for federal student loans and pursuing Public Service Loan Forgiveness, all while maintaining a realistic insurance plan and investing program to fund your future.


Jacquie Carroll

Jacquie Carroll


Jacquie Carroll has over 25 years of higher education, financial aid, and financial planning experience. As an educator her main focus has been student success. As a researcher, educator, speaker and financial coach, she found the perfect fit to combine research and practicality. She facilitates sharing and building knowledge to help individuals equalize the financial playing field with a focus on outcomes & results, by focusing on practical strategies. She will help you strive to not only get out of debt, but to live the life you want within your means.

Jacquie’s Financial Tip: Always round-up when paying off installment debt such as mortgages, car loans, or student loans. That helps expedite your payoff, and you will find that you won’t even miss the $20-$40 each month. In the end, the money you saved on the extra interest goes back to you, where it belongs.