i The Frugal Law Student | 2006

Law School
Personal Finance

Sell your old stuff on eBay

Written by Brett McKay

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Mine was excellent.

As a way to make room for my new things, I’m thinking about going through my old stuff and getting rid of things I don’t use any more. Instead of just throwing it away, I plan on trying to sell it on eBay.

My wife did this last spring. We super cleaned our apartment and put together a pile of stuff we haven’t used in a long time. For example, a Sega Game Gear, a LYNX video game system, old hockey equipment, a PDA, and an old phone. I put all this stuff on eBay, sold it, and made a decent amount of money. (It’s amazing how much people will pay for a LYNX.)

Thus, selling stuff on eBay has two benefits. You can reduce the clutter in your life and you can make some money. Very nice.

Merry Christmas!

Written by Brett McKay

Merry Christmas! I hope you’re having a great holiday break. The celebration is beginning early for me because my birthday is today. I’ll be signing off until Tuesday. Until then, Merry Christmas!

Posts I liked this week

Written by Brett McKay

Law school

Personal Finance

  • Get Rich Slowly suggests learning to save by taxing yourself.
  • It’s Just Money asks if you regift.

Buy Books Online

Written by Brett McKay

Last week I posted on how you should sell your books online instead of at the bookstore. The same goes for buying as well. Buying books can get expensive. This past semester I spent over $400 on my text books. This semester I plan on buying my books from half.com. Looking at the prices, I can probably save up to 50% on books. Not too shabby.

What has been your experience with buying books online? Drop me a line. I’d love to hear what you all have to say.

I’ve been tagged: 5 things you don’t know about me

Written by Brett McKay

Legal Andrew has tagged me. Now it’s my turn to reveal five things you don’t know about me.

  1. I lived in Tijuana, Mexico for two years.
  2. Consequently, I’m fluent in Spanish.
  3. My favorite movies are one’s that depict the future (i.e. Back to the Future II, Demolition Man, Minority Report, ect.)
  4. My name is Brett.
  5. I attend the University of Tulsa.

Alright, so I’m no longer anonymous. I thought this would be a good opportunity to get rid of it. It was fun for awhile, but I got tired of having to make sure I didn’t reveal my identity in any way.

I don’t know who to tag now. Most blogs I read have already done this. So, unfortunately, the chain will stop here.

Free Christmas Wrapping Paper

Written by Brett McKay

Christmas is only a few days away. If you’ve done shopping already, your next step will be to wrap those gifts. Instead of forking over more money for paper that will torn to shreds in a matter of seconds, save some money by making your own wrapping paper. Lifehacker has several ideas on how you can.