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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!

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.

It is finished

Written by The Frugal Law Student

It’s over. I’m done with finals. Now the waiting begins to get my grades back.

Now that I have free time again, I’ll be able to post more often. I’ll be starting a series on how Pre-law students can start saving money before they even step foot into law school. So, check back daily for that.

Introducing Mrs. Frugal Law Student

Written by Brett McKay

With law school finals starting this weekend, I’m moving into full time study mode. Consequently, I will not be able to post as often. To help fill in the gap while I’m busy figuring out UCC 2-207 , Mrs. Frugal Law Student will be posting as well.

As way of introduction, Mrs. FLS and I have been married for a year and half. Last year she finished her Masters in Religion and now teaches American history at the local community college. She makes killer pasta carbonara as well as a wicked pumpkin pie. She’s been a great support to me while I’ve been in law school and I love her very much.

Please join with me in welcoming Mrs. FLS!

Happy Thanksgiving

Written by Brett McKay

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you and yours have a great day of eating your body weight in stuffing and pumpkin pie.

My list of what I’m thankful for…

  1. My wife, Mrs. Frugal Law Student. She puts up with my sometimes excessive frugalness and has given me much needed emotional support during my first year of law school.
  2. Diet Mt. Dew. I couldn’t get through the day without this delicious caffeinated nectar.
  3. My in-laws. They let Mrs. FLS and I live rent free in their home.
  4. Westlaw and Lexis points.
  5. My law school library. It has saved me tons of money and has helped me understand my courses.
  6. All my readers. Thanks for taking the time to read The Frugal Law Student. I hope some of my posts have benefited you.

Happy Thanksgiving!