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Discuss various money matters here. Loans (federal and private), scholarships, lottery winnings, or other school finance related information and queries.
shibby
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Postby shibby » Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:24 pm

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banana$$stand
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Re: Good ways to save $$ in law school

Postby banana$$stand » Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:38 pm

Don't go to law school. Boom.

shibby
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Re: Good ways to save $$ in law school

Postby shibby » Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:40 pm

banana$$stand wrote:Don't go to law school. Boom.


Shoot, why didn't I think of that?!

Sadly, you're probs right. But I am a special snowflake and determined to make it work!

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Re: Good ways to save $$ in law school

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:45 pm

Buy a flask.

Buy used books and sell them back after. It's virtually free that way. Old editions almost always work totally time.

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Re: Good ways to save $$ in law school

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:53 pm

Minimize how much you spend on alcohol.
Get a roommate.
Don't take taxis just because they're easier than the bus/subway.
Don't pay $100/mo for a smartphone on AT&T/Verizon.
Don't buy lunches.

(I follow exactly none of these, except I have Sprint.)

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Re: Good ways to save $$ in law school

Postby 20141023 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:16 pm

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Re: Good ways to save $$ in law school

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:37 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Buy a flask.

shibby
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Re: Good ways to save $$ in law school

Postby shibby » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:11 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Buy a flask.


Noted. I just feel like this looks kinda tacky/cheap if you're out drinking with friends.

kappycaft1 wrote:Saving money is important, but making money is also important. Here are some easy ways to make money while in law school:

-Sell your blood
-Sell your sperm/eggs
-Sell your body
-Be the guinea pig for new medicinal trials
-Become a surrogate



Lolz. Getting pregnant and fucking with my hormones sounds like a recipe for law school success!

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Re: Good ways to save $$ in law school

Postby francesfarmer » Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:23 pm

shibby wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Buy a flask.

Noted. I just feel like this looks kinda tacky/cheap if you're out drinking with friends.


I'm definitely tacky and cheap but I always cozy up to anyone who has a flask at a bar.

shibby
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Re: Good ways to save $$ in law school

Postby shibby » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:07 pm

Bump because I is po!

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Re: Good ways to save $$ in law school

Postby mr.hands » Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:51 pm

Eat a lot of pasta or rice and beans. One dollar meals ftw

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Re: Good ways to save $$ in law school

Postby BlueJeanBaby » Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:54 pm

mr.hands wrote:Eat a lot of pasta or rice and beans. One dollar meals ftw


rice cooker is seriously ftw when eating cheap.

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Re: Good ways to save $$ in law school

Postby smdpnp » Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:05 pm

Nope.
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Re: Good ways to save $$ in law school

Postby DougieFresh » Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:09 pm

live like a lawyer while a student = profit

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Presidentjlh
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Re: Good ways to save $$ in law school

Postby Presidentjlh » Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:20 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:Saving money is important, but making money is also important. Here are some easy ways to make money while in law school:

-Sell your blood
-Sell your sperm/eggs
-Sell your body
-Be the guinea pig for new medicinal trials
-Become a surrogate

Don't forget you can also simply sell yourself on the street too.

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Re: Good ways to save $$ in law school

Postby JXander » Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:25 pm

BlueJeanBaby wrote:
mr.hands wrote:Eat a lot of pasta or rice and beans. One dollar meals ftw


rice cooker is seriously ftw when eating cheap.

I'm really sad I won't be able to eat organic food while in law school. Maybe I'll just start my own garden...

I'm going to try making really large dishes at the beginning of two weeks, freezing them, and having them as dinners for the days to follow.

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Re: Good ways to save $$ in law school

Postby jbagelboy » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:55 pm

screw saving. many of these suggestions sound like they would send me back to borderline depressive. loan that bitch out and PAYE it up

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Re: Good ways to save $$ in law school

Postby Cooleytruthsayer » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:59 pm

Well, there was that story awhile back about the guy who went to college while living in his van and working to avoid student debt.

That being said the majority of people who support that idea for the average person would want to see their kid live in a van.......so......yeah......


Plus it wouldn't even really be an option to work in law school since the ABA makes it a violation if going fulltime. Mind you the average person I went to school with worked, but they were either on part time or would say "what, how would they find out" (same people who took 3 shots at the MPRE to pass it of course)

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Re: Good ways to save $$ in law school

Postby Tom Joad » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:05 pm

shibby wrote:-Hunt for best deals for online shopping on Amazon/Ebay rather than being lazy and buying at MSRP in a store

That is dumb and counterproductive, bro. Shopping online just tempts you to buy things you didn't know you need until you see them. It is even worse when the price is really low. Then you really want it.

If you have a decent professional wardrobe and a laptop, you really don't need to buy anything in law school except food and toiletries.

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Presidentjlh
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Re: Good ways to save $$ in law school

Postby Presidentjlh » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:43 pm

Tom Joad wrote:
shibby wrote:-Hunt for best deals for online shopping on Amazon/Ebay rather than being lazy and buying at MSRP in a store

That is dumb and counterproductive, bro. Shopping online just tempts you to buy things you didn't know you need until you see them. It is even worse when the price is really low. Then you really want it.

If you have a decent professional wardrobe and a laptop, you really don't need to buy anything in law school except food and toiletries.


Cheap beer like Boxer's and cheap booze like Canadian Springs can go a long way to keeping you entertained, too.

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helterskelter
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Re: Good ways to save $$ in law school

Postby helterskelter » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:37 pm

Here are some TTTips from a TTT's financial aid brochure:

Buy half gallons of ice cream and cones and share the cost with your roommate or study group.
Try take and bake pizza instead of delivery.
Check out the used CD rack in your local music store.
Have you ever been "thrift shopping?" (Quotes are theirs.)

There are some semi-useful tips as well, but those are my favorites.

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nickb285
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Re: Good ways to save $$ in law school

Postby nickb285 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:44 am

helterskelter wrote:Have you ever been "thrift shopping?" (Quotes are theirs.)


"Some former students were complaining about being unable to get a job, and said that they relied on this 'thrift shopping' technique to obtain clothing. As we understand it, a 'thrift store' is a place staffed by poors, that poors can go to purchase clothes that used to be worn by other poors until they died. Frankly, it sounds terrible, but perhaps if you're used to being a poor you'll love the 'thrift store!'"

That's awesome. Which TTT was it?

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highopes337
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Re: Good ways to save $$ in law school

Postby highopes337 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:50 am

I love the thrift store. :shock:

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Re: Good ways to save $$ in law school

Postby vinnnyvincenzo » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:54 am

Tom Joad wrote:
shibby wrote:-Hunt for best deals for online shopping on Amazon/Ebay rather than being lazy and buying at MSRP in a store

That is dumb and counterproductive, bro. Shopping online just tempts you to buy things you didn't know you need until you see them. It is even worse when the price is really low. Then you really want it.

If you have a decent professional wardrobe and a laptop, you really don't need to buy anything in law school except food and toiletries.

Well you can buy toiletries and some food (peanut butter, ramen, etc) on amazon to save money.

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Re: Good ways to save $$ in law school

Postby rad lulz » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:23 am

francesfarmer wrote:
shibby wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Buy a flask.

Noted. I just feel like this looks kinda tacky/cheap if you're out drinking with friends.


I'm definitely tacky and cheap but I always cozy up to anyone who has a flask at a bar.

Go to the bathroom and make your mixed drinks

No sharing




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