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what do i mean by comfortable?  the definition changes between cities.  like the above posted put in So Cal no one walks and his estimated car payment was on a Mercedes.  that certainly wouldnt be considered the norm in most places but there, that is what is considered comfortable middle class.  i'm not saying, what do u have to make to keep up with all the crap the neighbors have, but in order to not be poor amongst your friends or the rich one, what do u have to make? 

i guess these are my estimates:

NYC: single: 75k, couple 125k
Philly: single 55k, couple 90k
Iowa: single 40k, couple 65k
Cal: single 75k, couple 125k

maybe im way off, i dont know, i was just wondering what other people think.

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well obviously we are a consumer driven economy.  we dont need ipods or anything like that really, but the fact of the matter is, is that life is like that these days.  i'm not asking how much money do u have to make so u can have everything u need to impress everyone else, but rather, how much money do people have to make today to live comfortably.  i'm not saying owning every piece of junk techie thing, or driving a lexus, but how much do u need to have the ability to get some of the stuff you want on top of all of the stuff you need. 


and, i think that having two people in a house working has almost become a necesity.  one reason is that most people are going to college now, and are graduating with huge debts, so unless one person is paying off both loans, having two people working at least for 10 or so years is probably a must

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i looked at LSC, PLS, One L, Paper Chaser, etc.  none of them had enough pictures.

i'll stick with playboy.  i like the insightful articles.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / how much money do u need to make?
« on: June 19, 2006, 10:45:47 AM »
things really have changed in the last 20 or so years.  used to be a modest blue collar job worked by one person in the house would get you a decent middle class (if not at least a lower middle class lifestyle).  nowadays though, things are a little different, it typically requires 2 working people in the house with white collar jobs to get that middle class lifestyle.


so how much money does it take to live a comfortable life.  i know it varies based on where your living, but what do u think the difference is.  like how much does it take to live comfortably in some different cities:

NYC
Philly
Iowa
San Fransisco



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if your getting a docking station do u have to get one that is compatible with your laptop?  like if i have a HP notebook do i have to get a docking station compatible with my specific HP model or can i get any docking station that is PC compatible?


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do u guys really find onenote to be that useful in class?  i'm fairly computer literate and while i dont have a tablet notebook the program seems a little confusing and fairly involved. 

i'm used to pen and paper for notes so anything more than that seems a little extreme for me but then again i havent experienced law school yet.  is taking notes in law school that much different that you need a computer and seperate program to do it?

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what is one Onenote?

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do u get angry at people who dont have to pay for school?  knowing that they will graduate with no debt and will pretty much be able to do what they want without having to worry about paying off 100+K in debt?  i know plenty of people that get angry and say stuff about it to different people, but i dont quite understand it.  what are those people supposed to do, decline their parents/grandparents/whoever's offer to pay for school and say, no i'll take out all the loans myself?  given the option i think everyone would take someone paying for their education over taking out loans, so what is the anger about?

or am i confusing anger with jealousy or resentment or something? 

as for me, i could care less about everyone elses financial situation.  everyone has their own issues to deal with, so the only thing that bothers me is hearing people talk about it nonstop.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Package from your school
« on: June 14, 2006, 02:12:07 PM »
the other day i got a package in the mail from my prospective law school.  enclosed was a book and dvd.  the book is john grisham's 'a time to kill' and the dvd was also law related.  we are eventually going to have an online discussion about the book/dvd. 

i was wondering if anyone else has gotten a package like this.  i thought it was kind of a good idea and a unique little way to get you in the legal mindset, even if its from an entertainment point of view. 

i just didnt know if this was common or unique to my school

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cooley is a niche kind of school.  people make fun of it but i gotta say that with their high attrition rate those who do graduate are probably legitimately intelligent people.  perhaps the competition isnt as steep at cooley as it may be at alot of other schools, but i wont discount the quality of the students that actually graduate from there. 

i also feel that most of the people that are going to cooley know what they are getting.  they understand that its not a highly ranked school and the rep isnt so hott.  i'm actually impressed with their bar pass rate.  i think that that number is really underlooked when it comes to ranking the quality of a school.  alot of law schools spend 3 years preparing you for that specific test, so when they only have 50% pass rates it makes u challenge the quality of the school. 


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