How did you spend your first pay.

@rytnlxm (310)
China
August 18, 2008 7:52pm CST
Yesterday,I got my first pay in my life.I have never done a part-time job in my college time so it is really the first sum of money I earned by myself.It has been a long time since I had multifarious plans to use it,but when the day really came I have no idea how to spend it.My parent and grandmother are not here and I can not send them the gifts myself.And another reason is the money is not much so I am not as happy as imagined before. When did you get your first pay and how did you use it? Or,if the day has not come,have you ever think about this question?
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23 responses
• United States
19 Aug 08
Well my first paycheck was when I was a dietary aide working around the mentally disabled I worked part time and saved my first few checks after awhile I went shopping for clothes at the wet seal.
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@rytnlxm (310)
• China
20 Aug 08
Hi,StarChild517.I am planning to buy some clothes too.Because here comes fall. Thank you for sharing.Have a good day.
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@joliefille (3696)
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
I remember I went shopping for clothes when I first got my first real pay. I didn't really bring a lot of clothes with me when I stayed for a while in my aunt's place to look for work in a big city. Plus the company required wearing formal clothing on office hours so it was my first priority that time. This was back in August 2003.
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@rytnlxm (310)
• China
20 Aug 08
Hi,joliefille.Your company must be a big company because there is not formal clothing in my company. Thank you for sharing.
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
19 Aug 08
Hello rytnlxm, I was very happy when I got my first salary. I can't remember what I did with the money but one thing for sure, I spent some for shopping and I gave it to my parents. It was a pretty big sum for me as I never had such a big amount with me before I started working.
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@rytnlxm (310)
• China
20 Aug 08
Hi,gr8life.I was happy too,although it is not a big sum of money as I hoped. Thank you for sharing.Have a good day.
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
19 Aug 08
I got my first pay cheque when I was sixteen. Did a part time job working as a assistant in an arcade. It was quite fun doing that job! Spent my first pay on a mini compo which I put in my bedroom for listening pleasure! I think the set is still around. It is with my mother now. I do not know if she has sold it away or not.
@rytnlxm (310)
• China
20 Aug 08
Hi,let me guess,it is this compo which you ever used to listen Liang Jin Ru 's song?lol Have a good day.
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
20 Aug 08
ha ha ha ha ha... you can say that. She was very popular back when I was a teen. Almost everyday you will be able to hear her song at least a few times through out the day. I do listen to other songs too.
• United States
19 Aug 08
I got my first pay last summer and I put it in the bank to save for a trip to Europe :) I went on the trip over the Summer and had an amazing time! Now I'm saving my money to be able to do a study abroad program.
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@rytnlxm (310)
• China
20 Aug 08
Hi,iheartcleatus.I hope I can go to Europe for a trip one day. Thank you for sharing.
• United States
19 Aug 08
Congratulations! I no longer remember how I spent my first paycheck. I was an entrepreneur as a young boy. I delivered newspapers and earned a little pocket change. (I probably used it for candy or toys!) There are all sorts of people out there who want your money, so I would advise you for wise and wary spending. If you have the opportunity, I would recommend that you acquire a copy of George S. Clason's book The Richest Man in Babylon. Here is Clason's advice: Take one tenth (10%) of everything that you earn and set it aside. Do not touch this ten percent. Do not spend it on necessities. Pretend that it does not exist. Simply set it aside. When it has accumulated, you can use this ten percent fund as a start-up fund for a business venture or some other means to increase your income. I think that the advice is wise and good, and for a person who can find the discipline, it is worth pursuing! (Also worth pursuing is finding a copy of Clason's book and reading it...) Cheers! And congratulations again!
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@rytnlxm (310)
• China
20 Aug 08
Thank you highlyclever. I have searched the book on net and I think I will learn a lot from Arkad. Thank you for your advice. Have a nice day.
@Reyah23 (641)
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
I remember when i got my very first payroll from my first job after college, its not a lot of money but i brought a pizza and took it home for my parent and sibling. I was so very happy at that time because its my first payroll. And the first think that came to my mind is to treat my family.
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@rytnlxm (310)
• China
20 Aug 08
Hi,Reyah23.Your post made me miss .my family. Have a good day.
• United States
19 Aug 08
hi rytn...i am in the process of having it deposited in my bank account. and i have gone over and over how i will use it. i thot once of buying something online. then i thot of it going towards gas money. then i thot just doing something fun with it. i guess i won't know until it actually happens.i has been fun to contemplate it.
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@rytnlxm (310)
• China
20 Aug 08
Hi,greenglitterturtle.It is really hard for us to decide.But it is a sweet trouble.lol Thank you for sharing.
@Elixiress (3893)
19 Aug 08
I had a paper round from the age of 13 and I only got £8, so I probably spent it on a top or something unmemorable. My next first wage was £80 from my next job and I think I spent this on things for college. My next first wage was £300 and I saved most of it for University and the rest is going towards a travel pass.
@rytnlxm (310)
• China
20 Aug 08
Hi,Elixiress.It seems as if you have done a lot of part time job.In China,there is a sentence we often say that is: Lavourer is the most glorious person. Thank you for sharing.
@Elixiress (3893)
20 Aug 08
Well I have had 4, the three I mentioned and a babysitting job. I like money, so that is why I decided to work from a young age. I have gone years not working though as I was unable to find a job.
@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
I remember spending it to buy more business type clothes. I also spent some of it to treat my family to pizza. Also I used some of it for my insurance and luckily it was a good investment. I spent some of it too buying some magic props for my magic of course.
@rytnlxm (310)
• China
20 Aug 08
Hi,magojordan.You are a magic acter,are you?And the cap in your photo is not a ordinary cap,it is your magic prop,right?
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• Philippines
20 Aug 08
Yes I'm a magician
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
20 Aug 08
The first paycheck I ever got, for years I couldn't have a paycheck because the government would take away the services I need because I'm disabled, went to buy food, van tickets, and to pay for an activist trip. It went really quickly. I would try to save some for a long standing goal if you can.
@rytnlxm (310)
• China
21 Aug 08
Hi,cripfemme.I hope you can achieve your plan soon.You will be more secure if you own enough money for future. Have a good day.
@salonga (27986)
• Philippines
20 Aug 08
I've not spend mine. It is still kept at moneybookers account of mine and am planning to withdraw when I reach around a hundred dollars to save on service charges. But certainly I'm going to spend the whole amount in a very significant gift for myself or for my loved ones.
@rytnlxm (310)
• China
20 Aug 08
Hi,salonga.I hope the day will come right away. Thank you for sharing, Have a great day.
@jammyt (2824)
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
When i got my first paycheck, I think I bought a cake then i was giving my dad money but he refused and said I should keep it instead.. I think I bought something nice for myself and saved some for the "rainy days". After that, I started spending and swiping my credit cards! LOL!
@rytnlxm (310)
• China
20 Aug 08
We are both too hotheaded to control ourselves when go shopping.LOL Have a nice day.
@jomo32 (4)
• United States
19 Aug 08
oh well..i'm here in Dallas Tx, the wife and i needed a vinyl fence and we bought it from http://www.vinylworksusa.com -i remember thinking to myself "there goes the whole paycheck" ...that was 10 years ago!...i'm getting old
@rytnlxm (310)
• China
20 Aug 08
Hi,jomo32.How time flies!I still remember the day my parent send me to my college and now I have earn my first pay cheque from my frist full time job. Have a nice day.
@emskoneko (806)
• United States
19 Aug 08
The day hasn't arrived yet for me. But when I receive my first paycheck, I would really like to save it for the future. It could come in handy during Christmas.
@rytnlxm (310)
• China
20 Aug 08
Hi,emskoneko.That is a good idea.If that you will own a big sum of money when Christmas comes. Have a good day.
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
19 Aug 08
My first mylot payment was spent on something in ebay no telling what probably a dvd. I shopped on ebay very often.
@rytnlxm (310)
• China
20 Aug 08
Hi,there.You have got your first mylot payment!I don't know when can I get mine. Thank you for sharing.
@lira23 (210)
• United States
19 Aug 08
I was working at Mac Donald's making 9.10 an hour third shift, this is when Mac Donald's first opened for 24 hours. I got paid every two weeks and then when my first pay check came I was so excited, I opened a bank account, put like 100 in there,then I got cable TV and Internet right away, I love doing things on the internet, so when I got off work or before work I could go do things on it like design graphics,chat to friends etc. With the rest of the money i payed 100 dollars in rent to my room mates and then sent the rest into the bank with the other money and saved up for a brand new computer, it was the best when I got it, after like two pay checks I was able to get it.
@rytnlxm (310)
• China
20 Aug 08
Wow,a new computer.I never think of that.I wonder when can I buy a new computer by myself,maybe it will take half a year for me. Thank you for sharing.
@nagkho (25)
• India
19 Aug 08
Well i ate, i shopped, watch movies, bought some books and gave my tithe
@rytnlxm (310)
• China
20 Aug 08
Oh,you did such a lot of things with your first pay. Thank you for sharing.Have a nice day.
@tivonshi (110)
• China
19 Aug 08
it's interesting. I got my first pay at about 22, 3 years ago. The same with you,I really don't know what should I do to celebrating that.and of course,it's not very much,but i'm so happy coz it's my first pay.I work hard for that even though it's not as much as you think. Finally,I spent it to have a drink with my friends who always support me and love me.And also,i buy a little gift to my mother and some families who always love me and help me. Thanks.
@rytnlxm (310)
• China
20 Aug 08
I live in Hang Zhou myself,all my classmates , friends and families are not here.You are a lucky guy who can share the happiness with your friends and families. Thank you for sharing.
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@yoyo2323 (465)
• China
19 Aug 08
I am also a college student . I also confused about how to earn the first sum of money! I have imaged how to use it !I will save it until I have enough money to buy a present to my family !I think my parents will be very happy about that!
@rytnlxm (310)
• China
20 Aug 08
Hi,yoyo2323.I am sure your parents will tell all the friends of them,and be proud of you. Thank you for sharing and happy myloting.