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"If I attend School X I'll save money by living at home"

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:13 pm

Seriously, you would live with your parents during law school? What the hell is wrong with you?

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Postby omninode » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:29 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Seriously, you would live with your parents during law school? What the hell is wrong with you?

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Postby dowu » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:33 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Seriously, you would live with your parents during law school? What the hell is wrong with you?


lol is this someone in your class?

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Postby Ruxin1 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:35 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Seriously, you would live with your parents during law school? What the hell is wrong with you?


One night stand gone wrong?

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Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:39 pm

nmop_apisdn wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:Seriously, you would live with your parents during law school? What the hell is wrong with you?


lol is this someone in your class?

I see this "I'll just live with mom and dad!" sentiment constantly on this website, and I just wanted to inform all prospective law students that it's crazy talk.

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Postby Haymarket » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:40 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
nmop_apisdn wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:Seriously, you would live with your parents during law school? What the hell is wrong with you?


lol is this someone in your class?

I see this "I'll just live with mom and dad!" sentiment constantly on this website, and I just wanted to inform all prospective law students that it's crazy talk.

I echo this sentiment.

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Postby dowu » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:46 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
nmop_apisdn wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:Seriously, you would live with your parents during law school? What the hell is wrong with you?


lol is this someone in your class?

I see this "I'll just live with mom and dad!" sentiment constantly on this website, and I just wanted to inform all prospective law students that it's crazy talk.


I agree with you for the most part, but whats the sudden urge to inform others of said crazy talk?

I havent lived with my parents since like... nam.

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Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:49 pm

nmop_apisdn wrote:I agree with you for the most part, but whats the sudden urge to inform others of said crazy talk?



What's the sudden urge to stir up conflict?

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Postby dowu » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:53 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
nmop_apisdn wrote:I agree with you for the most part, but whats the sudden urge to inform others of said crazy talk?


What's the sudden urge to stir up conflict?


Why the sudden urge to answer a question that was not directed to you with a question? lol


Jk, but Idk, I was just wondering if he thought that it had something to do with privacy and studying or something. Basically just want to hear his reasoning I guess.

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Postby ilovesf » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:57 pm

I live at home and it's awesome for me. My parents travel a lot and are not here half the time. Im lucky enough to live in an area of the house with a separate entrance and I have my own space, so maybe some people have it worse than i do. But if you get along with your parents, why not? I spend next to nothing on food and living expenses.

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Postby dowu » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:00 pm

ilovesf wrote:I live at home and it's awesome for me. My parents travel a lot and are not here half the time. Im lucky enough to live in an area of the house with a separate entrance and I have my own space, so maybe some people have it worse than i do. But if you get along with your parents, why not? I spend next to nothing on food and living expenses.



Credited. Which is why I asked my previous question... I think for people like SF, it works out well.

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Postby senorhosh » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:06 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Seriously, you would live with your parents during law school? What the hell is wrong with you?


Nothing wrong with this.

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Postby DCDuck » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:10 pm

Worked out great for me, too. I'm about to move out, and admittedly, three years is a Loooong time. But like SF, I have my own entrance and space (mother-in-law apartments FTW), and we get along great. I also have free range of their kitchen, if I want, and my childhood dogs are around. I lived away from home for a few years before law school, which I recommend. It's saved me a ton of money, which makes it all worthwhile. I'm so glad I'm moving back out, though! I also moved out of town for the summers, which helped a lot with my sanity.

Basically, everyone has different parent situations. Don't judge. And if it doesn't work out, they can still move out later. Figure out what a year of rent will cost you. For me, it was enough to warrant moving back home.

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Postby RVP11 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:17 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
nmop_apisdn wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:Seriously, you would live with your parents during law school? What the hell is wrong with you?


lol is this someone in your class?

I see this "I'll just live with mom and dad!" sentiment constantly on this website, and I just wanted to inform all prospective law students that it's crazy talk.


There's some insensitivity going on here. In a lot of (most?) cultures, it's weird to leave your parents' home before you have your own family, especially if your parents are getting on in age, and especially if you're not married yet yourself.

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Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:19 pm

RVP11 wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
nmop_apisdn wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:Seriously, you would live with your parents during law school? What the hell is wrong with you?


lol is this someone in your class?

I see this "I'll just live with mom and dad!" sentiment constantly on this website, and I just wanted to inform all prospective law students that it's crazy talk.


There's some insensitivity going on here. In a lot of (most?) cultures, it's weird to leave your parents' home before you have your own family, especially if your parents are getting on in age, and especially if you're not married yet yourself.

That's very interesting please tell me more.

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Postby dingbat » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:22 pm

RVP11 wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
nmop_apisdn wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:Seriously, you would live with your parents during law school? What the hell is wrong with you?


lol is this someone in your class?

I see this "I'll just live with mom and dad!" sentiment constantly on this website, and I just wanted to inform all prospective law students that it's crazy talk.


There's some insensitivity going on here. In a lot of (most?) cultures, it's weird to leave your parents' home before you have your own family, especially if your parents are getting on in age, and especially if you're not married yet yourself.

And especially if you're poor

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Postby Geist13 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:45 pm

Amount of money I would save each month by living with my folks instead of on my own:

Rent: $480
Food: roughly $200
Gas: $15 for 8 months of the year; $100 for 4 months of the year
Electricity: $20
Cable/Internet: $50

That's like somewhere between 750 and 850 per month depending on time of year. So basically like 9-10 grand per year by living with your parents.

If you can't see why some people get along with their parents enough to live with them and see incredible value in saving close to $30,000 over the course of their law school attendance, what the hell is wrong with you?

Is it the SOLE reason one should choose one school over another? No (not any more than a $30,000 scholarship should be the SOLE factor). Is it, for some people, a viable option that should be considered? Absolutely.

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Postby Br3v » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:49 pm

I am not living with my parents for law school. But the idea of it doesnt sound that horrible if you lived next to a great school. It would probably allow you to be more focussed...


you know atually the idea of having to stuy at my house just sounds horrible. When I do UG work on breaks its bad enough so yeah...nevermind

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Postby rwhyAn » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:51 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
nmop_apisdn wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:Seriously, you would live with your parents during law school? What the hell is wrong with you?


lol is this someone in your class?

I see this "I'll just live with mom and dad!" sentiment constantly on this website, and I just wanted to inform all prospective law students that it's crazy talk.


Why is this crazy talk? I won't be living at home, but if living at home and saving $10k/yr means that you won't have to move back in with your folks after you graduate, then I say go for it. Imagine not having to pay back that extra $30k or so. Check your ego at the door. I love the douchebaggery that runs rampant on this website, especially when it comes from people in their early twenties who have never had a real job in their entire lives.

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Postby ilovesf » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:52 pm

Geist13 wrote:Amount of money I would save each month by living with my folks instead of on my own:

Rent: $480
Food: roughly $200
Gas: $15 for 8 months of the year; $100 for 4 months of the year
Electricity: $20
Cable/Internet: $50

That's like somewhere between 750 and 850 per month depending on time of year. So basically like 9-10 grand per year by living with your parents.

If you can't see why some people get along with their parents enough to live with them and see incredible value in saving close to $30,000 over the course of their law school attendance, what the hell is wrong with you?

Is it the SOLE reason one should choose one school over another? No (not any more than a $30,000 scholarship should be the SOLE factor). Is it, for some people, a viable option that should be considered? Absolutely.

Wow, where the fuck do you live where rent is $480?!

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Postby Tom Joad » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:53 pm

I am like 20% as productive when I live with my parents.

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Postby beach_terror » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:54 pm

Was going to do it during 2L, then decided not to. Was going to do it during 3L, then decided not to. Seriously, what the fuck was I thinking?

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Postby 071816 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:57 pm

Sweet thread, d bag.

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Postby ilovesf » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:59 pm

Tom Joad wrote:I am like 20% as productive when I live with my parents.

That was a problem for me too at first. I usually do all my work at the library before I go home now.

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Postby dowu » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:05 pm

beach_terror wrote:Was going to do it during 2L, then decided not to. Was going to do it during 3L, then decided not to. Seriously, what the fuck was I thinking?



+1. I managed to rack up 10 grand (in total) for UG debt and it was solely so that I could pay rent, even though my parents lived in the same city as my UG.

It was bad ass having parties and stuff, but now I'm just like frustrated that I even have that debt.




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