149: Saving Money in Law School

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about getting your finances in order for (and during) law school, because this can be a very challenging aspect of the law school experience.  And thanks to Warby Parker, maker of extremely reasonably priced and convenient prescription glasses, for sponsoring this episode! In this episode, we discuss: Why is money stuff so challenging in law school? Some tips on how to make smart financial decisions while in law school – from smaller things like taking advantage of free or discounted services at your school to big things like being a part-time student Ways to save money on the necessities of life Why to create a budget and resources that make it easier to make a realistic budget and stick to it Some real talk on the realities of student loan repayment (HINT: this is NOT free money) RESOURCES: Podcast Episode 38: Can You Really Afford Law School? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-38-can-you-really-afford-law-school/) Ahead of the Curve: How to Save Money When Starting Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/ahead-of-the-curve-how-to-save-money-when-starting-law-school/) Everything You Need to Know About Law School Scholarships (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/everything-need-know-law-school-scholarships/) Ahead of the Curve: Take the Money or Take the Gamble? Should a Scholarship Determine Which Law School You Attend? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/ahead-of-the-curve-take-the-money-or-take-a-gamble-should-a-scholarship-determine-which-law-school-i-attend/) Meal Plan Services for the Hangry, Busy, and Thrifty Law Student (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/meal-plan-services-for-the-hangry-busy-and-thrifty-law-student/) Warby Parker (https://www.warbyparker.com/lawschooltoolbox) You Need a Budget Landing Page (https://www.youneedabudget.com/landing/law-school-toolbox/) Boston University School of Law: Budgeting 101 During Law School (https://www.bu.edu/law/current-students/financial-aid/financial-planning/budgeting/) Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/LST-Ep-149-Saving-Money-in-Law-School.pdf) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter to make sure you never miss an episode!  Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee

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