The First Thing You Saved For?

@hvedra (1623)
November 24, 2011 10:18am CST
What is the first thing you ever saved up money for? As a child I don't really remember consciously saving FOR something, just hoarding my pocket money and then getting stuff when I wanted it. Back in the 1970s most of the local shops didn't sell anything that interesting and I wasn't allowed to go into town on my own so there weren't many places to spend it. Later I used to save to buy clothes because my mother wouldn't buy any for me - not even my school uniform - so I had to buy my own with what little pocket money I got. Then when I got a proper job I saved up to buy a house! What about you, can you remember saving for something?
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14 responses
• Mexico
28 Nov 11
Hi hvedra: I remembered I love to collect albums. I don't know if they exist in your country, it's just a book and you collect the stickers. I have collected albums from my favorite cartoons tv programs these years. ALVARO
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@dodo19 (29253)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
26 Nov 11
I can't really remember what was the first thing I saved up for. It's been a while since that happened, which is why I can't really remember.
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• Australia
26 Nov 11
I don't remember saving up for anything as a kid...as a teenager, when I wanted clothes, I would lay-buy them & pay them off weekly with my pocket money...when I started working, I saved for a car...I did intend to save for a house but then I met my hubby. lol
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@celticeagle (115516)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Nov 11
The first thing I recall saving for was a long Winter coat. I saw in the store and I knew I had to have it. I put it on layaway at the store right then. Payed on it for several weeks and when I wore it out for the first time I was so proud. So that was the very first thing.
• Indonesia
25 Nov 11
distinctly remember that the very first thing I've saved for was for my mom's birthday gift. I was 9 then, and I wanted to get her a small purse. It was also my first time to buy something by myself, I mean, without my parents with me. I don't actually recall how I felt that time, whether I was nervous or excited, but what I remember is that I paid for it using coins, no paper bills. And we had to count the coins I brought one at a time 'cause some of them were no longer in circulation. Good thing though that the amount left was still sufficient to buy the purse
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@Fortunata (1137)
• United States
25 Nov 11
I'm showing my age, but I don't care, lol! When I was a child, I wanted a transistor radio so bad, I saved up my allowance. It cost about ten dollars, and seemed to take forever to save up for it. It was worth it though, because at night I could pick up Wolfman Jack, a famous DJ in California. In those days a lot of things were made in Japan, and my Radio was no exception. They were the precursor to the Walkman, and I'm sure it's responsible for my hearing problem, lol! It was an ugly thing, greyish in color, and had a long antenna. Wish I could save like that now, though!!!
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@GemmaR (8527)
25 Nov 11
I remember spending my money on little things like magazines when I was growing up, so I think that the first thing that I saved up for was probably a trampoline which I got when I was 12. It cost £400, and I did jobs for friends and family for almost a year to be able to save up that amount. My brother put a little bit of money towards it, but never as much as I did because he didn't want to put as much work into it. I loved it, and it lasted for several years before we had to get rid of it. Now, I am saving up for a house which is obviously a lot more expensive than anything that I have ever saved up for in the past, but I have saved for things before so I know that I am going to be able to do it.
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• Philippines
25 Nov 11
Actually during my childhood days there are always exact to what is needed. But during the first year of having a job i bought my own radio. A radio that i long and dreamed for a very long time. :)
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• India
25 Nov 11
I used to save up my pocket money to buy my first guitar, because my parents weren't ready to buy one for me. I used to slog out a lot, walking all the way to school, just to save those valuable 10 bucks, often starving for lunch etc. Now 4 years later, after sticking to the instrument, I take guitar lessons, which earn me some side money. Currently I am saving up to buy new gear for my instruments.
@julilene (21)
25 Nov 11
the first thing that i ever stared saving my money for was my first ever laptop.to reach my goal i saved every penny that i earned from my job,not to mention the nights that i skipped dinner just to save up my money as quick as possible.so by the end i was able to save for about 2 months and buy my very own personalized laptop!
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@kodukodu84 (1576)
• Malaysia
25 Nov 11
I started working when I finished high school and I remember the first thing I saved money for was a beautiful high heel that I really wanted for a long time. And the second one was definitely a mobile phone. It was such a nice feeling when I got them with my own money. Nowadays I'm saving my money mostly for future and hoping to be able to buy a piece of land when I have enough Thanks for sharing and have a nice day!
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@shellster (176)
• Philippines
25 Nov 11
I did! I wanted something to buy. it feels great when you worked hard for that thing. After 6 months on being employed, I was able to buy my ideal cellphone back in 2007. Until now, i still have it. though, i would like to have a more high end fone now. =)
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@Gram13000 (443)
• United States
24 Nov 11
I remember being 13 years old and saving up to take a girl out on a date. lol Thats the first thing that I can remember saving up for. The second is most likely some nice clothes I used to buy alot of those when I was young. But I didnt usually save much I just got money and spent it when I was young.
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@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
24 Nov 11
I distinctly remember that the very first thing I've saved for was for my mom's birthday gift. I was 9 then, and I wanted to get her a small purse. It was also my first time to buy something by myself, I mean, without my parents with me. I don't actually recall how I felt that time, whether I was nervous or excited, but what I remember is that I paid for it using coins, no paper bills. And we had to count the coins I brought one at a time 'cause some of them were no longer in circulation. Good thing though that the amount left was still sufficient to buy the purse.
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