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Current Law Students / Re: Acceptable Salary to Debt Ratio
« on: July 18, 2008, 10:33:01 AM »
Disclaimer:  I don't pretend to really know much about how much debt you'll be able to manage or whatever.

I'm just coming up with a scenario in which you could possibly pay back your debt quickly.

If you take home 80K, you'll roughly be left with 50K after taxes (right?). So, that's about 4K a month.

Assuming, you're in LA, and you have a roommate, etc.  You could be looking at spending in the ballpark of 1K for rent, utilities, parking.  And then, about another 500 - 1K for miscellaneous expenses (insurance, hobbies, ??).  If you can somehow manage to save 2K - 2.5K a month, you'll be able to save from 24K - 30K per year.

Figure out how much of that you'll want to use to payback debt and how much to put into savings. 

Also, but, when you're thinking about purchasing a home, you may also be married and have a double income (this is really why people get married, haha).

no way you lose 40% in taxes.  I'd say 20 - 25% tops. 

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I'm thinking about buying it.

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I'm thinking about taking the plunge.

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I was on the elevator this morning.  I'd been at work since about 7 in the morning, it was about 10 o'clock.  I was on my way up to the 8th floor, and the elevator stopped at 2.  This obese man shuffled onto the elevator under great effort.  He was holding a bag full of food from McFatburger, grease was literally oozing through the brown paper bag.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, after all.  He had a Jumbo size cup full of soda with extra glucose, which he was sucking it down as if it were the end of the world.  He smelled like an ash tray, undoubtedly he was just getting to work but he must have smoked at least 5 cigarettes already.  Apparently the brown bag full of nutritious treats wouldn't be his first meal, because he had a food stain on his untucked and wrinkled shirt.  He hit the botton for the third floor, after all he might break a sweat if he had to walk up a single flieght of stairs.  You wouldn't notice if he had broken a sweat however, because he neglected to take a shower that morning.  You could smell the body odor above the stench of ash tray and fat soaked bacon breakfast.

This got me thinking.  I can't wait until the government subsidizes health care.  I'd really jump at the opportunity to pay for this guys dermatology appointment, but I didn't know how to bring it up to him.  It is much more efficient if the government just takes my money before it ever gets to my bank account, wastes a third of it on administrative costs, and then uses it for the preventative health care of people I don't know or care about.  Hope and Change in 2009!!!

you are an a-hole.  end of story.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: LEEWS, Getting to Maybe or Delaney's
« on: June 19, 2008, 08:04:13 AM »
Did you just try LEEWS or did you read any of the other 2?

If you are talking to me, read the posts.  it says that I did LEEWS and that it didn't work. 

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Do I need to purchase a suit?
« on: June 18, 2008, 05:52:01 PM »
???

I'll be attending a T10, and I'm wondering whether a suit is necessary.  when might I need one?  I have decent dress pants, but that's it.

do you do anything on your own initiative?

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: LEEWS, Getting to Maybe or Delaney's
« on: June 18, 2008, 05:51:19 PM »
LEEWS did not work for me. 

Care to elaborate? it seems great.

I did the program.  No improvement in grades.  I don't really know how to elaborate any more than that.  It did seem great.  I wish it would have worked, however.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: LEEWS, Getting to Maybe or Delaney's
« on: June 18, 2008, 04:33:15 PM »
LEEWS did not work for me. 

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Practice exams from your law school's website. 

Don't pretend like you didn't do this.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: What exactly are 'soft factors'?
« on: June 18, 2008, 04:31:39 PM »
Here's a few things that are not soft factors:

1.  A preference for soggy cereal

2.  Enjoying long walks in the park

3.  Cat ownership

4.  How long you soak oreos in milk

5.  Prior telephone conversations that may or may not have involved prior consumption of alcohol

6.  Your first car

7.  Ability to speak English

8.  Tolerance for loud food consumption

9.  Understanding of Internet abbreviations

10.  Size of Baseball card collection. 

hth.

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