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jasonc.
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To those currently enrolled in law school

Postby jasonc. » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:00 pm

How much have you been able to cut down Living Expenses (minus rent food) I see many schools showing living expenses around 16,000. this seems really high to me.(excluding rent in nyc/la for example.)

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Re: To those currently enrolled in law school

Postby nealric » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:09 am

I graduated from law school, so I can chime in.

If you are willing to be frugal, you can certainly cut down on those expenses as a single person. Rent a place with a lot of room mates, cook your own food, don't blow money on frivolous things. I was always surprised by how many people blew money on expensive clothes/dinners/computers/apartments/trips in law school. Things get complicated with families though.

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Re: To those currently enrolled in law school

Postby World B. Free » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:20 am

nealric wrote:I graduated from law school, so I can chime in.

If you are willing to be frugal, you can certainly cut down on those expenses as a single person. Rent a place with a lot of room mates, cook your own food, don't blow money on frivolous things. I was always surprised by how many people blew money on expensive clothes/dinners/computers/apartments/trips in law school. Things get complicated with families though.


All I know is the Starbucks on campus rakes in a killing. It's always the same people everyday that buy -- don't how most people afford it. Drinking water saves a ton. :)

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Re: To those currently enrolled in law school

Postby androstan » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:07 pm

World B. Free wrote:
nealric wrote:I graduated from law school, so I can chime in.

If you are willing to be frugal, you can certainly cut down on those expenses as a single person. Rent a place with a lot of room mates, cook your own food, don't blow money on frivolous things. I was always surprised by how many people blew money on expensive clothes/dinners/computers/apartments/trips in law school. Things get complicated with families though.


All I know is the Starbucks on campus rakes in a killing. It's always the same people everyday that buy -- don't how most people afford it. Drinking water saves a ton. :)


Also, buying a $20 coffee maker if you need the damn caffeine.

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Re: To those currently enrolled in law school

Postby Nogameisfair » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:10 pm

androstan wrote:Also, buying a $20 coffee maker if you need the damn caffeine.



This. Also, making your own meals saves a ton. I make a big breakfast then bring snacks or leftovers for lunch and make dinner when I get home on most nights. The campus cafeterias are usually expensive and serve mediocre or crappy food. Going out will cut through your budget like nothing else. Also, 3 Buck Chuck keeps my alcoholism affordable.

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Re: To those currently enrolled in law school

Postby grash » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:06 am

i spend about 1g a month on all living expenses, including rent, utilities, food, the occasional night on the town, and whatever small expenses crop up on occasion (minor car problems, tickets home, etc.). i live in a fairly cheap college town, and cook the majority of my own food. i'm comfortable living at this level of frugality, and i rather enjoy it, but i don't think it's possible to go much lower and not start to feel pretty destitute.




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