How much $ will you have saved up before 1L?

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0
34
14%
<1k
32
13%
1k
7
3%
2k
21
9%
3k
22
9%
4k
9
4%
5k
23
9%
6k-9k
16
6%
10k
7
3%
10k+
76
31%
 
Total votes: 247

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tru
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How much $ will you have saved up before 1L?

Postby tru » Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:51 pm

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Re: How much $ will you have saved up before 1L?

Postby KibblesAndVick » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:03 pm

You should make <1k or 0-1k an option. Between being dirt poor to begin with, living hand to mouth, and the economy making my job prospects minimal, I'd be surprised if I have much of anything saved up. If you factor in UG debt I'll be in the red for sure.

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Re: How much $ will you have saved up before 1L?

Postby D. H2Oman » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:05 pm

50 bucks

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tru
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Re: How much $ will you have saved up before 1L?

Postby tru » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:05 pm

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Re: How much $ will you have saved up before 1L?

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:07 pm

Daytukrjabs wrote:ok poll edited for our lower middle class folks.

But doing that deleted all the previous results, you destroyer of truth! I had to vote again!
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Re: How much $ will you have saved up before 1L?

Postby kalvano » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:07 pm

Whatever my wife doesn't spend.

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Re: How much $ will you have saved up before 1L?

Postby BigA » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:08 pm

you should have options in the negative for people already in debt

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tru
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Re: How much $ will you have saved up before 1L?

Postby tru » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:09 pm

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Re: How much $ will you have saved up before 1L?

Postby zozin » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:10 pm

Currently I've got 10K left on my car & 3K credit card debt. Hopefully I can pay off the CC, and save up enough money to be able to make car payments while in LS. I don't want to take out a loan for a loan.

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Re: How much $ will you have saved up before 1L?

Postby j.wellington » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:54 pm

I received some inheritance money from a deceased relative about a year ago that will give me a boost. Unfortunately I'm using some of it to live right now because I can only find part-time work, but I should have enough left to cover a full year of tuition and some living expenses. I probably wouldn't have gone to law school without it.

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Re: How much $ will you have saved up before 1L?

Postby fenderjsm88 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:28 am

I still have a little over 4k saved up from all the music lessons I taught during college (currently in my 4th year of UG.) Then again my parents paid for my UG completely so I can't really brag about the unimpressive savings account I've built up haha.

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Re: How much $ will you have saved up before 1L?

Postby becauseimaddicted » Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:57 pm

I'm took a year between undergrad and law school to work/study for the LSAT. I've saved about $9,000 so far, I'm hoping to have between 12-14,000 by September. But considering the massive loans I'll likely be taking, $14,000 won't go all that far.

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Re: How much $ will you have saved up before 1L?

Postby xiening » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:36 pm

5k, this money comes from a low-paying full time job that last about 5 months. (I subtract the living expense definitely) I will spent these money for the move-in expense, campus visit, (airline ticket and/or other related travel expense) a laptop, (mine current 15'4 toshiba is way too big for law school) and any law school related books that I will order during the summer.

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Re: How much $ will you have saved up before 1L?

Postby 09042014 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:38 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:50 bucks


So you are going to give two blowjobs on the amtrak to Minnesota?

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Re: How much $ will you have saved up before 1L?

Postby bmontminy » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:49 pm

I guess Texas really is a bit more sheltered from the depression, it isn't a problem at all to find a job in my area (never said they would be desirable). I'm working 15-20 hrs/wk at a law firm for a bit above minimum wage, and waiting tables 30-40 hrs/wk making damn decent money (for a temporary job at least). Not living at home atm and hoping to have 5k saved up before I start.

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Re: How much $ will you have saved up before 1L?

Postby oberlin08 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:52 pm

I will likely spend all of my money moving to law school

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Re: How much $ will you have saved up before 1L?

Postby NewtonLied » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:55 pm

wait.. a 15.4" laptop is too big? I've got a 17" I was planning to use...

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Re: How much $ will you have saved up before 1L?

Postby ricking1288 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:02 am

got a few Gs from sportsbetting online

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Re: How much $ will you have saved up before 1L?

Postby r6_philly » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:20 am

Desert Fox wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:50 bucks


So you are going to give two blowjobs on the amtrak to Minnesota?


You need more than that to get ON the amtrak. So that's gonna be the bathroom at the station.

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Re: How much $ will you have saved up before 1L?

Postby r6_philly » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:23 am

I plan to pay off all my credit cards and my car. I don't want any monthly payments. I don't think I will need any cash savings other than a small amount to tie me over until the financial aid refund checks are issued.

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Re: How much $ will you have saved up before 1L?

Postby xiening » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:10 am

NewtonLied wrote:wait.. a 15.4" laptop is too big? I've got a 17" I was planning to use...


It actually depends on the weight, 15.4'' usually carries more weight than 13'' laptops. carry 30 pounds books and a 10+ pounds laptop is not fun when you try to rushing among the classrooms and the library. Indeed, if you hand write your class notes, then please forget about what I said. And again, sorry for the confusion, I should make the point more clear in the first place.

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Re: How much $ will you have saved up before 1L?

Postby adameus » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:52 pm

I've been out for almost 3 years now. I hope to have close to 40k saved by the time school starts and I've got about 80 to 100K equity in my house. I hope to keep my house during law school and rent it out. Ideally by the time I grad, it will have appreciated decently and I can then sell it to help me buy a house where ever I work and to help me pay down any loans I might have.

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Re: How much $ will you have saved up before 1L?

Postby patently_oblivious » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:55 pm

$60k.

How the hell do you guys plan to pay for law school anyways? All loans? Insane, absolutely insane.

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Re: How much $ will you have saved up before 1L?

Postby Sauer Grapes » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:55 pm

adameus wrote:I've been out for almost 3 years now. I hope to have close to 40k saved by the time school starts and I've got about 80 to 100K equity in my house. I hope to keep my house during law school and rent it out. Ideally by the time I grad, it will have appreciated decently and I can then sell it to help me buy a house where ever I work and to help me pay down any loans I might have.

Is that Canadian dollars? If so, that only counts for the $6K-$9K option on the poll.

Not so subtle anti-Canada trolling. :mrgreen:

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Re: How much $ will you have saved up before 1L?

Postby khanvalescent » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:24 am

Increments in the poll were too small, especially for those of us in the work force for a few years.




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