Notorious RBG on What Kept Her Going

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933 – 2020) died at her home in Washington D.C., surrounded by family on September 18th due to complications from pancreatic cancer.

Ginsburg was a champion in the legal fight for women’s rights in the 1970s and served for 27 years on the nation’s highest court, becoming a legal and cultural icon along the way.

"Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature," Chief Justice John Roberts said. "We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her, a tireless and resolute champion of justice."

Education and Career

Justice Ginsburg enrolled at Harvard Law School in the fall of 1956, where she was one of only 9 women in a class of about 500. When her husband took a job in New York City, she transferred to Columbia Law School and she became the first woman to be on two major law reviews: the Harvard Law Review and the Columbia Law Review.

For two years until 1963, Ginsburg worked at the Columbia Law School Project on International Procedure and then she became a professor at Rutgers Law School in 1963, where she remained until 1972. In 1972 to 1980 she taught at Columbia Law School. Ginsburg was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Clinton and on August 3, 1993, the United States Senate confirmed Ginsburg by a 96–3 vote.

Passion for Doing What She Loved

Justice Ginsburg was a passionate jurist, committed to her philosophy and a champion of people’s rights.

Like Supreme Court justices, financial planners also have a large impact on people’s lives, albeit on a smaller scale, affecting individuals directly. We become intimately involved with people’s money, and our advice affects people’s wealth, spending, and retirement.

During an event sponsored by the Library of Congress just last year, Ginsburg mentioned that during her bouts with cancer she turned to work to distract from her deteriorating health when she said:

"I love my job. It's kept me going through four cancer bouts."

You would be well served by adopting RBG’s advice and find a financial planner that loves their job too.

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