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What Did You Do With the Money From Your Summer Jobs?

Earning a little allowance is nothing compared to the money you make from your first Summer job, no matter how terrible it was. Most of my paychecks went to filling up my gas tank, frozen yogurt, and the big purchase of a laptop I saved up for during the Summer before my freshman year of college.

Where did your cash go — did you spend it on gas, snacks, and new bikinis, or did you save up for something more?

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bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 7 years
Used it for spending money during my first year of grad school.
cg130 cg130 7 years
Saved it for spending money in first-year university!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I saved the money from my best summer job in high school to buy myself a laptop computer for college. The rest of the money went towards my college tuition and my school supplies and things like that.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 7 years
I had a job year-round, so I didn't do anything super exciting with my money than usual. My parents made me pay for my clothes and going out with friends, and any expenses for my car, unless I needed a major repair. I guess one summer I found some puppies on the highway and took them home, and covered the expenses for the vet. One needed her leg amputated. So that go somewhat expensive.
Zivanod Zivanod 7 years
Back in the day, I used the money to save up for university. The goverment(OSAP) gave me enough for the first two years, and I funded the final two.
Peggasus Peggasus 7 years
My parents let me spend some, but I saved most of it for all my spending money in college, all four years.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Same as Supercoolnat (back in the day).
skigurl skigurl 7 years
hanging out with my friends when i was younger but the summer before college and onward, it went in an account which i then used to eat/drink while at school...and then when the fund ran out at Xmas, i'd work for 2 weeks to replenish it...then when it ran out again in March, my parents would front me the rest to get me through til the summer
supercoolnat supercoolnat 7 years
Saved for college expenses. Since financial aid calculations had me putting most of my own money towards college, that's exactly what I did.
SDTransplant SDTransplant 7 years
I used my paycheck from my first official summer job (weeklong internship at a bank) to open my first CD. It earned a paltry amount of interest, but I was proud.
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