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post #51151 of 57262
Making your own food is really the maneuver. Especially when you go super-frugal. E.g. buying whole chickens, butchering them yourself and using the extra parts for stock.

Cooking is my new hobby in lieu of being able to be really active and frankly, I'm probably breaking even given the cost of dining out. Especially when you think of money spent on cooking gadgets + good ingredients + cookbooks as incremental over the cost of what i'd be spending if i was just eating anyway (which is exceptionally difficult to do if you're trying to eat mostly vegetables and lean proteins). I just made carnitas out of a pork shoulder and i paired it with a brown rice pilaf. Together the mean was probably $3, but to get the same nutrition (and probably less delicious) i'd probably have to spend $10.

If you're willing to eat kind of boring food life gets even easier. Chicken and rice casserole in a crockpot takes 10 minutes to put together in the beginning of the day, costs very little.
post #51152 of 57262
I eat out like once a week and that's on Sunday when I get a pizza.
post #51153 of 57262
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

Making your own food is really the maneuver. Especially when you go super-frugal. E.g. buying whole chickens, butchering them yourself and using the extra parts for stock.

Cooking is my new hobby in lieu of being able to be really active and frankly, I'm probably breaking even given the cost of dining out. Especially when you think of money spent on cooking gadgets + good ingredients + cookbooks as incremental over the cost of what i'd be spending if i was just eating anyway (which is exceptionally difficult to do if you're trying to eat mostly vegetables and lean proteins). I just made carnitas out of a pork shoulder and i paired it with a brown rice pilaf. Together the mean was probably $3, but to get the same nutrition (and probably less delicious) i'd probably have to spend $10.

If you're willing to eat kind of boring food life gets even easier. Chicken and rice casserole in a crockpot takes 10 minutes to put together in the beginning of the day, costs very little.

 

I think I'll get less lazy about this when I go home in March and grab my crockpot. I don't want to have to buy another one, though it probably would have paid for itself already. I'm going to try to see how little I can spend between april-june when I leave my job. I really need to be saving since I want to travel this summer and I'm going to have 


My schedule is honestly total shit. Part of it is procrastination based, but a lot of it is just how insane this year has been with med apps and work and gym shit. Honestly..., I've been running on fumes since like august...The only thing keeping me going is the paycheck and the thought of having to do slightly less research in med school to get into a competitive residency (if that's what I end up interested in and scoring high enough on boards etc).

post #51154 of 57262
There's nothing wrong with having 2 crockpots. I'm considering a second: meat in one, grains+veg in another.

Just make sure you get liners to avoid having to clean.

Just got a bonus. Time to get that sous vide.
post #51155 of 57262
When I made $50k I hardly saved any money, I could barely support myself and my drinking habit, I don't know how you fuckers survive. I worked with a dude that made about that much and he had like four kids and a wife that stayed at home, I asked him how the fuck he survives and he basically doesn't do anything except work and sit at home for free, sounds like a miserable existence.

I'm pissed because I'm looking at getting out of school with like $200k in debt and even if I make $200k I'm gonna be living like a fucking poor person for a year or two to pay the shit off, even if I'm working my fucking ass off.

Hopefully I can get a job starting $200k-300k though that'd be solid.

Also, bench is up to 235. Added 35lbs on it since the beginning of December, solid progress.
post #51156 of 57262
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

There's nothing wrong with having 2 crockpots. I'm considering a second: meat in one, grains+veg in another.

Just make sure you get liners to avoid having to clean.

Just got a bonus. Time to get that sous vide.

 

Maybe... What's the liner? That's a good call though. This stuff will pay dividends in med school too I guess.

 

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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

When I made $50k I hardly saved any money, I could barely support myself and my drinking habit, I don't know how you fuckers survive. I worked with a dude that made about that much and he had like four kids and a wife that stayed at home, I asked him how the fuck he survives and he basically doesn't do anything except work and sit at home for free, sounds like a miserable existence.

I'm pissed because I'm looking at getting out of school with like $200k in debt and even if I make $200k I'm gonna be living like a fucking poor person for a year or two to pay the shit off, even if I'm working my fucking ass off.

Hopefully I can get a job starting $200k-300k though that'd be solid.

Also, bench is up to 235. Added 35lbs on it since the beginning of December, solid progress.

 

I save a bit on less than 50k. I lucked out with housing situation and eat dinner for free most nights of the week so my only meals are breakfast (shake) and lunch where I have to spend money.

post #51157 of 57262
TBH I did save up enough money to pay for an admissions consultant, and my b-school apps, and my plane trips to visit the damn schools. That was probably where all my savings went.
post #51158 of 57262
Re academic bragging
I have around 10 papers published, most as first author (just got one accepted in a really good journal yesterday). Psych/cognitive neuroscience

Most of my lifts suck though.
post #51159 of 57262

$200k in debt - is that really common in the US? Makes me kinda happy to get paid for studying. Of course it won't be at some top 10 university, but I should still get a starting salary close to $100k.

post #51160 of 57262
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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post

This is how you get situations where people making $250,000 think they're poor and that Obama is taking all their money. Eating out and buying random crap can easily suck up all your disposable income, even if you have a huge salary. If you want to save, make a budget to see where all your money is going, and then decide if those expenditures are actually worth it for what you get. 

As an example, if you eat out twice a week for dinner at cheap places (let's say $30/meal) and get lunch at a cafe every workday ($10), that's almost $6000 on eating out every year. I personally don't give a shit about dining out, so I cut that to $60/month on meals out and bring my lunch every day. On the other hand, even though gym memberships and my apartment are relatively expensive, I keep paying for those because they're worth it to me.

I managed to save enough for extended travel, probably for a year or two (leaving Sunday) without giving up much that I actually missed.


i'm assuming you're single and in your early 20's. if you were married and thinking about a family, retirement savings/investments, a home, student or business loans, you would look at 250k differently. that would be a very comfortable income, but doesn't make most people rich.
post #51161 of 57262
i know for medical and dental school its pretty common. my brother and i will both graduate 250k+ in loans and had no debt from undergrad
post #51162 of 57262
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Originally Posted by Landscape View Post

$200k in debt - is that really common in the US? Makes me kinda happy to get paid for studying. Of course it won't be at some top 10 university, but I should still get a starting salary close to $100k.

For a top 10 MBA program it's common. Though keep in mind that that also covers my living expenses for being unemployed and living in NYC for like a year and a half. And for all the partying you're supposed to do while in school, I don't have any savings to cover any of it.

Also, most people that come out of these programs are making at least $100k right out the chute, so it's one of the few remaining American academic investments that really pays for itself.
post #51163 of 57262

yes, a big debt is common in the US (maybe not 200k but I'd say 100k is pretty common). If you're study is something high paying then it's no big deal, if you studied to be a school teacher then you're sol (my wife, MS in education, potential earnings cap out ~100k if you're at the administrator level. Her debt is ~120k).

 

Currently looking at places to move to, once I am able to start applying for jobs I will be applying out of state, probably south east US. Looking at the Carolinas (charleston, raleigh, charlotte), Maryland (close to Health & Human Services and a lot of their branches like the CDC etc and I can apply for citizenship next month, so job potential for that is good). Isn't everybody here like Northeast (in terms of the US people)?

post #51164 of 57262
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Originally Posted by Superb0bo View Post

Re academic bragging
I have around 10 papers published, most as first author (just got one accepted in a really good journal yesterday). Psych/cognitive neuroscience

Most of my lifts suck though.

 

Not touching this.

 

:p

 

 

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Originally Posted by Dar FTW View Post


i'm assuming you're single and in your early 20's. if you were married and thinking about a family, retirement savings/investments, a home, student or business loans, you would look at 250k differently. that would be a very comfortable income, but doesn't make most people rich.

 

Well hopefully my future spouse is working too...

post #51165 of 57262
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Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post

yes, a big debt is common in the US (maybe not 200k but I'd say 100k is pretty common). If you're study is something high paying then it's no big deal, if you studied to be a school teacher then you're sol (my wife, MS in education, potential earnings cap out ~100k if you're at the administrator level. Her debt is ~120k).

Currently looking at places to move to, once I am able to start applying for jobs I will be applying out of state, probably south east US. Looking at the Carolinas (charleston, raleigh, charlotte), Maryland (close to Health & Human Services and a lot of their branches like the CDC etc and I can apply for citizenship next month, so job potential for that is good). Isn't everybody here like Northeast (in terms of the US people)?

I moved to Raleigh, NC after graduating college about 3 or so years ago. I like it here. Jobs are off the chain. My best friend moved up here, has no college education but has work experience in project management, makes like $90k with really good benefits.
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