What Life Is Actually Like When You Start Making Your Own Money

Finally, you scored your first job and can pretty much tell your parents to take a hike. Because, lets face it, you’re the captain of your own ship now. Smooth sailing, right?

1. Just got your first real job ever?

Feels pretty good, being all grown up and all.

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2. Money problems? Yeah right!

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3. Gone are the days where you have to ask your parents for, well, anything.

That first paycheck feels so good!

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4. So naturally, you WANT to buy all the things.


6. As a newly-minted working professional, you have certain expenses that require your attention

7. Haha expenses? What expenses? Uh-oh.

8. Let's take a closer look at our budget here…

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9. There are, of course, your weekly groceries to account for.

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10. However, froyo does not fall into the "weekly grocery" category. It is a line item of its own.

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11. Wardrobe expenses definitely must be factored in as well.

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12. Coffee isn't even optional. Budget accordingly.

13. Extra-curricular activities, within reason, get priority as well. Like video games.

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14. If you have a car, it can be a good way to impress the ladies. But gas is not cheap.

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15. An emergency fund can be a good idea. You never know when the unexpected will happen.

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16. With careful planning and financial awareness, you can be well on your way to fiscal stability!

17. Bring it, financial responsibility and adulthood!

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