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    What did you do with your first paycheck?

    I received my first paycheck from my first "big kid" job out of grad school last week, and I'm looking forward to spending a small chunk of it on something I want, just because I can before I start saving up. Haven't figured out what that will be yet, but it made me wonder if others have done the same.

    So, what did you do with your first paycheck from your first "real job?"



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    Re: What did you do with your first paycheck?

    Stocked up on beer, mostly. I might have also bought some Mexican food.



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    Re: What did you do with your first paycheck?

    I recommend a nice bottle of whiskey. Something to sip and celebrate.



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    Re: What did you do with your first paycheck?

    I'm not sure if it was from my first paycheck, but my first big purchase after starting my "real job" was a 50" plasma tv.



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    Re: What did you do with your first paycheck?

    My first pay check from my first "real job" was rcvd just before Iowa State men's bball season tickets went on sale. Soooo, that's what my check went towards :)


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    Re: What did you do with your first paycheck?

    Hookers and blow. Don't be a little *****. Share with your boys too.


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    Re: What did you do with your first paycheck?

    Buy a decent bed.


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    Re: What did you do with your first paycheck?

    PS3 and 42" LCD...it sounded a lot cooler 7 years ago...


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    Re: What did you do with your first paycheck?

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    I'm not sure if it was from my first paycheck, but my first big purchase after starting my "real job" was a 50" plasma tv.
    I'm similar. It wasn't my first paycheck, but some of that money was saved back and went towards buying my PS4.


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    Re: What did you do with your first paycheck?

    Take a shot trip to do something cool with friends. NFL tix or something like that.

    I was getting married right around the first check for me so mine was probably spent on something for the wedding. Boring.



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    Re: What did you do with your first paycheck?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Buy a decent bed.
    This is exactly what I did. I got mine at the old furniture store on Duff in front of Target.



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    Re: What did you do with your first paycheck?

    Quote Originally Posted by farminclone View Post
    Take a shot trip to do something cool with friends. NFL tix or something like that.

    I was getting married right around the first check for me so mine was probably spent on something for the wedding. Boring.
    That's a really good point. If you're still single, now's the time to do the weekend trip to Vegas or road trip to Lambeau or whatever. Check some items off the bucket list right now, because you're only going to get busier.



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    Re: What did you do with your first paycheck?

    Quote Originally Posted by jbindm View Post
    That's a really good point. If you're still single, now's the time to do the weekend trip to Vegas or road trip to Lambeau or whatever. Check some items off the bucket list right now, because you're only going to get busier.
    Exactly. You can always buy material possessions but it will only get harder and harder to make memories with your college buddies.



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    Re: What did you do with your first paycheck?

    First check I paid off my U bill, second check I bought a set of Taylor Made irons


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    Re: What did you do with your first paycheck?

    Bought a TV, paid my rent, then put what was remaining towards my student lon debt.



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