Frugality in Law School

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby Knock » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:47 pm

Burger in a can wrote:
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.


It's worth every penny, easily :mrgreen:.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby ResolutePear » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:01 pm

Knockglock wrote:
Burger in a can wrote:
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.


It's worth every penny, easily :mrgreen:.


Get the new iPod Touch 4g and just use Google Voice for texts and skype for voice if you're always on campus or within a wifi connection. Who the hell needs cellphones now?

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby 09042014 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:45 pm

ResolutePear wrote:
Knockglock wrote:
Burger in a can wrote:
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.


It's worth every penny, easily :mrgreen:.


Get the new iPod Touch 4g and just use Google Voice for texts and skype for voice if you're always on campus or within a wifi connection. Who the hell needs cellphones now?


Who the hell is always near a wifi connection?

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby revolution724 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:51 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Who the hell is always near a wifi connection?


Damned city slickers, that's who.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby 09042014 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:56 pm

revolution724 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Who the hell is always near a wifi connection?


Damned city slickers, that's who.


I live in the most urban area outside of Manhattan and I still can't find a wifi connection most places.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby revolution724 » Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:00 am

Desert Fox wrote:
revolution724 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Who the hell is always near a wifi connection?


Damned city slickers, that's who.


I live in the most urban area outside of Manhattan and I still can't find a wifi connection most places.


Huh, I guess I don't try looking for wifi outside a whole lot, but I get it at my apartment, at school, in numerous cafes including the three Starbucks within a block of campus, at friends' homes, and I can plug into the network at my internship with an ethernet cable. But then, most of that IS in Manhattan.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby St.Remy » Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:02 am

Desert Fox wrote: Who the hell is always near a wifi connection?


If you live on the law school campus it most likely is wired for wifi. My undergrad and the ones I have visited friends at were.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby Duralex » Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:19 am

St.Remy wrote: wired for wifi


QFLOLZ

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby St.Remy » Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:27 am

Duralex wrote:
St.Remy wrote: wired for wifi


QFLOLZ


You know .......... the wires that........... go into the signal maker thing? Universities totally have those wires somewhere.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby manbearwig » Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:29 am

I'm not actually sure if I could use a wifi device at my school. We have wireless, but it's a weird proxy network. (It's quite possibly possible but figuring it out would be a bit too technical, and involved, for me.)

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby Duralex » Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:57 am

St.Remy wrote:You know .......... the wires that........... go into the signal maker thing? Universities totally have those wires somewhere.


Yes they do. Still, the idea of being wired for wireless made me laugh.
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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby RickyMack » Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:19 am

zeth006 wrote:
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.


bar review for me is checking what beer is on tap, man that's gonna kill my wallet.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby Burger in a can » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:03 am

RickyMack wrote:
zeth006 wrote:
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.


bar review for me is checking what beer is on tap, man that's gonna kill my wallet.


Just so you know, I'm pretty sure that this is also what everyone else is talking about when they refer to bar review.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby ResolutePear » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:13 am

Desert Fox wrote:
revolution724 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Who the hell is always near a wifi connection?


Damned city slickers, that's who.


I live in the most urban area outside of Manhattan and I still can't find a wifi connection most places.


100%.
I know of people who live in the dorms and just don't leave campus except to get stuff like McDonalds or go to Walmart - both of which have wifi.

Either way, saving 50-100 bucks a month, 600-1200/year doesn't sound too bad.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby zeth006 » Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:15 pm

revolution724 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Who the hell is always near a wifi connection?


Damned city slickers, that's who.


On campus grounds, it's crazy fast unless you're inside some of the on-campus rooms with super thick sound-insulating walls. I'm actually strongly leaning toward getting the iPod Touch 4 when it comes out. I didn't think about skype, but now that someone mentioned it, that's definitely a huge plus.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby lsatClay » Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:37 pm

presh 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.


If true (and I am skeptical - sounds like an urban legend), he should write a blog/book about it. I would read that.


My first year of undergrad I stayed in the union building for two weeks, until they could find me a dorm. Just had to be up before the person who opened got there. I probably could've managed all year no problem.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby Burger in a can » Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:42 pm

lsatClay wrote:
presh 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.


If true (and I am skeptical - sounds like an urban legend), he should write a blog/book about it. I would read that.


My first year of undergrad I stayed in the union building for two weeks, until they could find me a dorm. Just had to be up before the person who opened got there. I probably could've managed all year no problem.


I wasn't familiar with the term Union Building so I looked it up. As it turns out, I think we all could've managed to stay here for a year:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Buildings

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby lsatClay » Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:44 pm

Campus Union Building. Its just a big building on campus where students hang out. Houses a lot of administrive stuff. Mine had comfortable couches, flatscreen tvs, a x-box 360, a number of restaurants, it was a cool as place to stay.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby ResolutePear » Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:46 pm

zeth006 wrote:
revolution724 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Who the hell is always near a wifi connection?


Damned city slickers, that's who.


On campus grounds, it's crazy fast unless you're inside some of the on-campus rooms with super thick sound-insulating walls. I'm actually strongly leaning toward getting the iPod Touch 4 when it comes out. I didn't think about skype, but now that someone mentioned it, that's definitely a huge plus.


Yep. Between Skype and Google Voice for voicemail and SMS, you have it covered.

Talking about Google Voice, I guess this isn't a bad place to bring it up:

I always give out my Google Voice instead of my real phone number. I group people up depending where I know them from: Family, friends, classmates, etc.

I setup a schedule which blocks certain groups at certain times. I also block people selectively which I do not wish to talk to.

Don't want people calling me during class? I send them directly to my voicemail according my schedule.

Works out nice.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby Grizz » Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:55 pm

skoobily doobily wrote: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


Skoobs always delivers the lulz

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby merc280 » Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:57 pm

Its also possibly to live in the library that has parts of it open 24hrs. Save a ton on rent and it would make for a pretty awesome story down the line.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby ResolutePear » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:09 pm

merc280 wrote:Its also possibly to live in the library that has parts of it open 24hrs. Save a ton on rent and it would make for a pretty awesome story down the line.


At my campus, the Medical library is open 24/7. I wouldn't fall asleep there.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby merc280 » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:31 pm

ResolutePear wrote:
merc280 wrote:Its also possibly to live in the library that has parts of it open 24hrs. Save a ton on rent and it would make for a pretty awesome story down the line.


At my campus, the Medical library is open 24/7. I wouldn't fall asleep there.



yeah that's pretty much close to living homeless. Plus if someone gets an internship in big law, that pretty much allows them to pay a good chunk of their living expenses for three years.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby ResolutePear » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:32 pm

merc280 wrote:
ResolutePear wrote:
merc280 wrote:Its also possibly to live in the library that has parts of it open 24hrs. Save a ton on rent and it would make for a pretty awesome story down the line.


At my campus, the Medical library is open 24/7. I wouldn't fall asleep there.



yeah that's pretty much close to living homeless. Plus if someone gets an internship in big law, that pretty much allows them to pay a good chunk of their living expenses for three years.


Well, of course you'd be living homeless. But, you might end up as the next exhibit to a bunch of aspiring surgeons, too.

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Re: Frugality in Law School

Postby mac.empress » Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:27 pm

St.Remy wrote:
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.


I'm a girl. This is totally doable. They wanna see me, they pay.




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