Saturday, January 29, 2011

How to Save Money in Law School

  1.  Don't borrow more than you need. I've blogged about this in a previous posts. I cannot emphasize this point enough. It is fiscally responsible to live within your means, even on borrowed money. Eventually you will have to pay it back, so basically you are reducing your future income by the amount you borrowed plus interest.
  2. Clip coupons. Subscribe to your Sunday paper and look for sales. Try to find coupons for the items on sale to save even more money. I subscribe to a couple of blogs such as Living Rich with Coupons to find out about deals at drug stores like CVS and grocery stores. You can also print coupons from Target.com, Coupons.com, or Redplum.com
  3. Sign up for the store's rewards program to save even more.  For instance, you can earn Extra Care bucks at CVS when you purchase certain products. You can redeem the bucks on future purchases.
  4.  Buy your used textbooks and study guides on Amazon and and sell them back once the semester is done. You can also sign up for Amazon Student to save money on shipping throughout the year.  
  5.  Use Groupon and Living Social to save money on eating out, entertainment, manicures, and other activities. 
  6. Register with Ebates and when you do shop online, you can get cash back on your online purchases on several of your favorite retailers, such as Target, Newegg, Victoria's Secret, and even Priceline.  To save even more, search for coupon codes at CouponCabin.com, Retailmenot.com, Couponchief.com, just to name a few. 
  7. Sign up to get freebies. You can get free stuff at Walmart.com or get daily emails about free products from All You.   Stock pile all those freebies and you won't have to buy toothpaste, lotion, or shampoo for a long time! 
  8. Save money on entertainment. For instance if you "like" Redbox on Facebook, you can get a promo code for a free movie rental. Many other companies such as Tide and Clairol offer free products for their fans on Facebook.
  9. Dump your cable or satellite subscription and get free HD over-the-air from the networks just by adding an antenna to a modern TV.  If you want access to more programming, sign up for Netflix or Hulu Plus for as little as $7.99 a month and get a Roku or other streaming device to put it on your main tv.
  10. Subscribe to my blog, because I often share money-saving tips or deals that I find with my readers!
  11.  You might also check out The Frugal Law Student for more money-saving tips.




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