Frugality in Law School

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Frugality in Law School

Postby mac.empress » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:30 pm

How do you ensure that 10 years from now you can afford to go out to a restaurant to eat a meal instead of eating ramen at home because you are broke?

  • I cook almost all my meals
  • Carry lunch to school
  • Take the free school bus to go around the place
  • Buy books only when I see that I'll need them
  • Go to campus parties and have other friends pay for the off campus ones.

What do you do?

N.B. Saving money by jacking off instead of going to a prostitute = PRICELESS!

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby St.Remy » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:34 pm

mac.empress wrote:[*] Go to campus parties and have other friends pay for the off campus ones.


I'm all for saving money but this is a dick move.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby TheTopBloke » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:38 pm

I don't take showers or wash my clothes. Hell, I just live there. No sense in paying rent. If you hide in the AC vents in the bathroom at closing time no one will ever know. Shhh.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby OGR3 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:40 pm

Don't go to bar review and cut your living expenses in half.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby beach_terror » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:41 pm

By not skimping on things that won't add up to significant expenses over three years and by indulging in things, of which are minimally expensive, that will keep my sanity in tact (like occasional meals out, getting hammered once in awhile, etc.).

I also plan on pre-gaming in my apartment heavily before going out, bar tabs can get out of control fast.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby SeymourShowz » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:42 pm

beach_terror wrote:I also plan on pre-gaming in my apartment heavily before going out, bar tabs can get out of control fast.


My bar tabs get way more out of control if I've been drinking heavily before going out.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby MTal » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:48 pm

TCR is: Get a job so you can do those things NOW as opposed to in 10 years.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby revolution724 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:24 pm

mac.empress wrote:How do you ensure that 10 years from now you can afford to go out to a restaurant to eat a meal instead of eating ramen at home because you are broke?


I am public interest all the way. I will be eating ramen for the rest of my life.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby JazzOne » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:29 pm

mac.empress wrote:How do you ensure that 10 years from now you can afford to go out to a restaurant to eat a meal instead of eating ramen at home because you are broke?

Don't go to law school.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby uwb09 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:43 pm

hot dogs, frozen burritos, bananas, cereal, water

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby worldtraveler » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:53 pm

TheTopBloke wrote:I don't take showers or wash my clothes. Hell, I just live there. No sense in paying rent. If you hide in the AC vents in the bathroom at closing time no one will ever know. Shhh.


I knew a guy in undergrad who secretly lived in a room in one of the campus buildings. He got a PT job as a janitor, copied the key, and found this hidden room no one used. Nobody found him until he moved his stuff out 4 years later.

Actually, in a building as confusing as Boalt, I could probably do that.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby presh » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:56 pm

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Re: Frugality in Law School

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby ResolutePear » Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:10 pm

You guys suck at living frugal.

* McDonalds has .29/.39 cent hamburgers/cheeseburgers every Wednesday and Sunday. Buy 5-6 bucks worth of them and freeze them. Then nuke(microwave) them on demand. Bam, you're eating "out" AND you have food for 20 bucks a month.
* Pirate or copy your book with an "unattended" office printer.
* Sell your ass for rides and spare change.
* Skip parties and drink solo with moonshine you made in your locker.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby violinst » Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:25 pm

I host frat parties on weekends and charge $5/male.

I literally get everything I want at the same time.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby seespotrun » Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:30 pm

worldtraveler wrote:
TheTopBloke wrote:I don't take showers or wash my clothes. Hell, I just live there. No sense in paying rent. If you hide in the AC vents in the bathroom at closing time no one will ever know. Shhh.


I knew a guy in undergrad who secretly lived in a room in one of the campus buildings. He got a PT job as a janitor, copied the key, and found this hidden room no one used. Nobody found him until he moved his stuff out 4 years later.

Actually, in a building as confusing as Boalt, I could probably do that.

So you're friends with Rudy Rutiger?

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby zeth006 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:56 pm

OGR3 wrote:Don't go to bar review and cut your living expenses in half.


My school's clubs sponsor our version of bar review.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby zeth006 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:59 pm

Pretty much same as OP.


One exception is I've regretted buying 3 of my supplements.



Oh, and my rent/utilities is capped while living on-campus.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby Duralex » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:03 pm

Told the butler to cut the cat's caviar allotment. Something had to give.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby thegor1987 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:05 pm

beach_terror wrote:By not skimping on things that won't add up to significant expenses over three years and by indulging in things, of which are minimally expensive, that will keep my sanity in tact (like occasional meals out, getting hammered once in awhile, etc.).

I also plan on pre-gaming in my apartment heavily before going out, bar tabs can get out of control fast.


I quit drinking altogether in college and got rich!

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby Knock » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:07 pm

seespotrun wrote:
worldtraveler wrote:
TheTopBloke wrote:I don't take showers or wash my clothes. Hell, I just live there. No sense in paying rent. If you hide in the AC vents in the bathroom at closing time no one will ever know. Shhh.


I knew a guy in undergrad who secretly lived in a room in one of the campus buildings. He got a PT job as a janitor, copied the key, and found this hidden room no one used. Nobody found him until he moved his stuff out 4 years later.

Actually, in a building as confusing as Boalt, I could probably do that.

So you're friends with Rudy Rutiger?


Damnit, I was going to post that. You beat me to it :lol:.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby wpc1532 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:13 pm

Duralex wrote:Told the butler to cut the cat's caviar allotment. Something had to give.

hah

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby skoobily doobily » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:34 pm

Drive a scooter, 70mpg, so much more fun than a car- i've spent about 12 dollars on gas since august 10th and I live 5ish miles from the school

buy a computer as good as a mac without the premium for "cool"- 300 bucks saved right there

Not ever getting drunk helps, a glass of merlot at dinner and then back to studying for me!

cheap hobbies- mainly fantasy football and racquetball

shop at thrift stores to develop indie look- I see close to 80-90 polo shirts a day, so this one is more out of spite

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby Knock » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:36 pm

ShopSavvy application on your smartphone. It can read a barcode and then tell you where you can find the item cheaper whether that's online or in a local store. Can't wait to use it, i've just played around with it so far.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby Burger in a can » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:46 pm

Knockglock wrote:ShopSavvy application on your smartphone. It can read a barcode and then tell you where you can find the item cheaper whether that's online or in a local store. Can't wait to use it, i've just played around with it so far.


Or, instead, don't have a smartphone.




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