Saving money during law school - Extremes

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Re: Saving money during law school - Extremes

Postby astro1819 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:35 pm

eandy wrote:
PitchO20 wrote:I'm tagging this topic simply for the (relatively) healthy and cheap food options. Crock-pot, frozen veggies, bulk brown rice, oatmeal...all good ideas.

Anyone else have any cheap/healthy/simple recipies/grocery tips for us law students on a budget?

I don't know how healthy it is, but I really like to take ground beef, brown it, put in the bottom of a big bowl, put half cream style corn, half regular corn on top of that, and then put mashed potatoes on the very top. Very delicious, very cheap, and it reheats very well.


Yummmmm, shepard's pie :)

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Re: Saving money during law school - Extremes

Postby ccs224 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:39 pm

astro1819 wrote:
I share the house with two other people, it's in the Shaw/Howard metro area -- which tends to be pretty reasonable -- and I just got lucky with the find. If you search long and hard enough, things open up.


Ah. Roommates are a no-go for this guy. Too damned old for that shite.

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Re: Saving money during law school - Extremes

Postby gwuorbust » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:22 pm

The phrase "live like a lawyer now and live like a student later; live like a student now and live like a lawyer later" is just ridiculous in my opinion. Why not live like a normal person throughout?


wow, something not ridiculous is said in this thread

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Re: Saving money during law school - Extremes

Postby JOThompson » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:28 pm

GordonBombay wrote:"Iowa City can be pretty distracting with the party scene, so I'll need the force of will to just stay in most nights."


wow

I was being totally serious. My entertainment budget is going to be tiny :P

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Re: Saving money during law school - Extremes

Postby astro1819 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:30 pm

ccs224 wrote:
astro1819 wrote:
I share the house with two other people, it's in the Shaw/Howard metro area -- which tends to be pretty reasonable -- and I just got lucky with the find. If you search long and hard enough, things open up.


Ah. Roommates are a no-go for this guy. Too damned old for that shite.


yeah, I understand completely. I'm about at the end of sharing a house myself.

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Re: Saving money during law school - Extremes

Postby motiontodismiss » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:29 am

ccs224 wrote:
astro1819 wrote:
I share the house with two other people, it's in the Shaw/Howard metro area -- which tends to be pretty reasonable -- and I just got lucky with the find. If you search long and hard enough, things open up.


Ah. Roommates are a no-go for this guy. Too damned old for that shite.


Coming to the end of 3 years in college with roommates myself. Never again. God forbid I end up working in NYC, I'll live in Newark before I get a roomie, though if everything goes as planned, I'll go to a lower top14 school, graduate near the top of my class, and end up in Chicago biglaw. The next roommate I'll have is a spouse.
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Re: Saving money during law school - Extremes

Postby CrimsonCal » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:30 am

high-end escorting

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Re: Saving money during law school - Extremes

Postby ccs224 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:28 am

CrimsonCal wrote:high-end escorting


Those jobs are harder to land than biglaw.

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Re: Saving money during law school - Extremes

Postby clintonius » Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:25 am

What happened to Peter North? I think he'd have connections in that (throbbing) vein.

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Re: Saving money during law school - Extremes

Postby JTX » Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:14 pm

JOThompson wrote:
GordonBombay wrote:
JOThompson wrote:"Iowa City can be pretty distracting with the party scene, so I'll need the force of will to just stay in most nights."



wow

I was being totally serious. My entertainment budget is going to be tiny :P


?

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Re: Saving money during law school - Extremes

Postby JOThompson » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:35 pm

jtxcounitah wrote:
JOThompson wrote:
GordonBombay wrote:
JOThompson wrote:"Iowa City can be pretty distracting with the party scene, so I'll need the force of will to just stay in most nights."



wow

I was being totally serious. My entertainment budget is going to be tiny :P


?

Am I being ambiguous? Trying really hard to be precise :P

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Re: Saving money during law school - Extremes

Postby Queenjane87 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:03 pm

This website is pretty helpful for saving money: http://www.frugallawstudent.com/ Sorry if it has already been posted!

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Re: Saving money during law school - Extremes

Postby JTX » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:34 pm

JOThompson wrote:Am I being ambiguous? Trying really hard to be precise :P


no, pretty clear. just Iowa having a lucrative party scene is shocking news to me. You need to stop shattering my stereotypes about the midwest. in my mind, Iowa students all drive to corn fields and drink grain alcohol and Leinenkugel's.

I'm glad you'll be able to buckle down in the face of such the bitchin' party scene.

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Re: Saving money during law school - Extremes

Postby ccs224 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:46 pm

jtxcounitah wrote:
JOThompson wrote:Am I being ambiguous? Trying really hard to be precise :P


no, pretty clear. just Iowa having a lucrative party scene is shocking news to me. You need to stop shattering my stereotypes about the midwest. in my mind, Iowa students all drive to corn fields and drink grain alcohol and Leinenkugel's.

I'm glad you'll be able to buckle down in the face of such the bitchin' party scene.


I think we might be dealing with a case of diminished expectations here.

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Re: Saving money during law school - Extremes

Postby roundabout » Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:36 am

jtxcounitah wrote:
JOThompson wrote:Am I being ambiguous? Trying really hard to be precise :P


no, pretty clear. just Iowa having a lucrative party scene is shocking news to me. You need to stop shattering my stereotypes about the midwest. in my mind, Iowa students all drive to corn fields and drink grain alcohol and Leinenkugel's.

I'm glad you'll be able to buckle down in the face of such the bitchin' party scene.


I <3 Leinie's.

I cook huge, healthy, cheap, vegetarian meals most nights of the week. I use allrecipes.com mostly, because you can search by ingredient ("Uh, I have chickpeas, carrots, and half a banana- what can you do me for?"). I love cooking and food, and it's definitely possible to eat healthily and cheaply. And as someone who joined the film society at her undergraduate school solely because they ordered the best pizza every Monday, I second the free food suggestions. Plus I got to see a ton of great movies free.

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Re: Saving money during law school - Extremes

Postby jacko » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:02 am

nick637 wrote:
Mr. Pablo wrote:
nick637 wrote:what is everyones expected COL?

I hope to take out and live on roughly 12k. I'm gonna need your prayers

What are you expecting to get out of that 12k?


everything

rent= 400/month
food= 80/month

books= 1500

leaves money left over for anything else i may need. Is this too much or too little


I really doubt you can make it on $80 a month. I tried living on $200 and it was basically impossible...

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Re: Saving money during law school - Extremes

Postby Sauer Grapes » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:04 am

Choose to live near a Sam's or a Costco... free samples can be filling.




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