What did you spend your first big paycheck on?

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What did you spend your first big paycheck on? If you haven't got there yet what will you spend it on?
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  • Profile picture of the author tooAlive
    First big check went right back into the business. Same thing with the 2nd, 3rd and so on.
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    you re-invest it back into your business. Hopefully all of it. Its your mindset that determines if you succeed or not and by going out blowing your first check is not off to a good start. Yes, there is an opposite side and you need to have fun but the most successful have learned to skip instant gratification and see more long term.

    Take no more than 10% if you have to and go have a nice meal or a movie and make sure to congratulate yourself.
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    • Profile picture of the author larryboy03
      Sold my first website last year for $1750.

      I bought a computer chair and table

      Things only got better
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    paid some bills for my parents, remodeled my workspace, and saved most of it
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  • Profile picture of the author bravo75
    Drugs and booze. First paycheck when I was just short of 16.
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      My first weekly paycheck over $8,000...back in maybe 1982 or 83....I bought a brand new Thunderbird for cash. An over $1,000 weekly paycheck was very unusual for me back then. It was in home selling. I worked very hard that week.

      If I had a brain back then, I would have put it down on a home.

      Live and learn.

      Added later. Very sorry. I said it was $10,000. That was before I took out expenses. $8,000 is more accurate.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    If by "big" paycheck you mean "real" paycheck, I spent it on a wardrobe in Paris and my trip back to the US. I treated my whole year + there as one huge vacation (when I wasn't at work on the base). Do I regret it? Not at all. I was 18 - 19 and just out of school and in a foreign country. I had the vacation of my life and spent every cent I earned over there. Later when I returned home, everything became real world again with some very excellent experiences and memories under my belt.
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      If by "big" paycheck you mean "real" paycheck, I spent it on a wardrobe in Paris and my trip back to the US. I treated my whole year + there as one huge vacation (when I wasn't at work on the base). Do I regret it? Not at all. I was 18 - 19 and just out of school and in a foreign country. I had the vacation of my life and spent every cent I earned over there. Later when I returned home, everything became real world again with some very excellent experiences and memories under my belt.
      Yeah. When I was 18-19 my favorite experiences were under my belt too.
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      • Profile picture of the author HeySal
        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        Yeah. When I was 18-19 my favorite experiences were under my belt too.
        Why am I thinking they still are, Claude?
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        • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
          Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

          Why am I thinking they still are, Claude?
          Well, at least back then I could see what was going on...without a mirror.
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          • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
            What most of my paychecks go for, clothes, shoes, music and jewelry.


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            • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
              Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

              What most of my paychecks go for, clothes, shoes, music and jewelry.


              Terra
              Terra; As I've always suspected. You are really Dan Riffle.
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              • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
                Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                Terra; As I've always suspected. You are really Dan Riffle.






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  • Profile picture of the author subisa852
    Being a woman my first thing that I did was to shop for make-up and clothes!
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Stewart
    Actually, it's ironic that this should come up. My first decent sized affiliate payment was from Perry Marshall's affiliate program back in the "good old days" of Google Adwords. I can't remember exactly how much it was, but I'm pretty sure it was around a $775-$790.00 commission.

    I say it's ironic because I used that money and a bit more to put a down payment on the 2002 Ford Taurus out back that just threw a rod two days ago. That car has served us well since the summer of 2005. May it RIP.
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