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Welcome Kirk Report Readers

Written by Brett McKay

Just a quick note to welcome those of you that found your way here via The Kirk Report’s Weekend Reading. If you’re a new visitor, then welcome. If you’ve been here before, then welcome back. Either way, I encourage you to poke around and see what this site has to offer. All content is organized into categories or chronologically in the archives.

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The Frugal Law Student: Top 100 Personal Finance Blogs

Written by Brett McKay

Thank you. Thank you. Yes, that’s correct. The Frugal Law Student made it on Your Credit Advisor’s list of top 100 personal finance blogs, coming in at #95.

I’m very flattered to be included and would like to thank Your Credit Advisor for including me in the list. Also thank you to all my readers. Thanks for stopping by.

Do you believe in money(or law school) magic?

Written by Brett McKay


The New York Times has an article about studies showing how our brains are wired for magical thinking. Even highly skeptical people cling to private rituals that they think somehow will help determine the outcome of an event in their life. Even when one knows that it’s not rational to believe that wearing a certain shirt or carrying a certain penny will change the outcome of our life, we still do it because it brings a bit of confidence.

So, do you believe in money magic? Some people do, like Steven Palvina. Here’s a page with spells to attract money. Prosperity gospel leaders like Joel Olsten teach their followers that if they pray for wealth, God will bless them with it. Has money magic brought you prosperity?

I don’t really have any money magic rituals that I do. However, I am pretty superstitious when it comes to law school. I have a set routine that I do everyday. If I break it, I feel like I’m going to jinx myself.

New Domain Name

Written by Mrs. FLS

I recently got The Frugal Law Student its own domain name. www.frugallawstudent.com. The old blogspot address still works, so no need to worry. I’m considering making the jump to Wordpress, but I’ll probably be sticking with blogger for a little bit more because of the free hosting. We’ll see.

Class starts today

Written by Brett McKay

My second semester of law school starts today. I’m not having too much difficulty adjusting myself to my school schedule. I woke up at 6AM, worked out, and am now doing my criminal law reading. I’m not excited about class, nor am I dreading it. It’s just something I have to do.

My last semester grades were good, so I was happy about that. Let’s see if I can duplicate the results this semester.

Five Things You Don’t Know About Me: Movie Edition

Written by Brett McKay

Legal Andrew tagged me in another variant of the “Five Things You Don’t Know About Me” thing that’s been going around in the blogsphere. This time it’s about your five favorite movies. Here goes:

  1. Eternal Sunshine on a Spotless Mind
  2. Mississippi Burning
  3. Back to the Future (the entire series)
  4. Shawshank Redemption
  5. The Bourne Identity

There you go. I didn’t tag anyone last time because I didn’t know who to tag. This time, however, I’ll be tagging my sister, Shannon.