If you take a moment to think back, could you remember what you bought yourself with your very first salary? Twitter users shared their stories.
South Africa – A question has been raised on Twitter that has thousands of South Africans answering. The question: What did you do with your first salary?
People that responded have confessed that they went a little overboard and spent it all in one go, others bought sensible items, and some sent money home to their parents to say thank you for providing for them over the years. Some of the responses had us giggling; others moved us deeply.
We can all remember our first job, they rarely paid well, but the money was hard-earned and deserved. I asked our resident Good Things Guy what he did with his; he said he bought himself new shoes. I, on the other hand, was less responsible and paid for a weekend away with friends that cost more than I should have spent.
But, these are the lessons we learn in life and how we get smarter with our money. It is fascinating to see how other’s spent their first salaries. Take a look at some of the answers below.
— youshouldhavetakenmeseriously (@thandonono1) May 20, 2019
2010! I Bought myself these at Cash Crusaders, they were a luxury my parents never entertained.
— Aviwe Mbulawa (@AvieMB) May 20, 2019
#WhatIDidWithMyFirstSalary. I had to pay back my uncle for lending me money for 1st month Rent,Deposit and fuel for work. With The rest I got myself basic groceries plus Also sent money back home to my mom😁
— ZiphoZethuZinhle (@ZethuMaduna) May 20, 2019
#WhatIDidWithMyFirstSalary just reminded me on how I didn’t want my bank balance to change, 😭😭😭 I didn’t wanna touch the money. I didn’t believe this was going to be my life.
— Boipelo (@Pelostical) May 20, 2019
#WhatIDidWithMyFirstSalary I remember this day 😂😂. It was R6,500 , 2013. Moved my mom from the Shack to a bachelor flat which was 3k for rent, and I needed another 3k for deposit, I was in a shortfall my first month already but I felt soooo goood!!
— Don Kumbi 🦍 (@IamKumbi) May 20, 2019
Bought my lil bro school jersey as it was winter & new school bag & also food… Food.. Called mom that day asked her to meet me at Shoprite.. Did our 1st time grocery of the house ka R1 400#WhatIDidWithMyFirstSalary
— 👑Prestige Bolton😌 (@BoltonPrestige) May 20, 2019
#WhatIDidWithMyFirstSalary after I had bought myself the most decent meal, fatkoek stuffed with mince and a can of stoney I sent it all to my grandmother with so much joy in my heart pic.twitter.com/0AJuPzDb0L
— Her Excellency,The President 🇿🇦 (@AneleMda) May 20, 2019
At first it was my intention to use it to help at home but my mom told me to save it until I had enough to buy my first car which I lend to her when she needs it.
Truly there is no greater love😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/LspQbQGb6X
— Christopher M.🐺 (@VerbalVulture) May 20, 2019
— Nosipho Vilakazi (@VeeNosipho) May 20, 2019
I sprinkled it with salt coz I love my peanuts well seasoned. 😊😭 pic.twitter.com/zzbaXZWWBW
— J®EY. 🇿🇦 (@Joey_MakG) May 20, 2019
What did you do with your first salary? Let us know in the comment section.