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How do you feel after getting paid?

I just want to know because I have never had a job like that.

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Crispus’s Answer

When you get paid there is this abnormal excitement. This is when money can make you or destroy you. You feel like you want to buy everything and anything. To control this type of excitement there is a simple saying that says " Money paid is like readily hot cooked food, let it cool abit" Meaning it's your money, don't be under self-pressure to spend it. Budgeting is key and the best way to spend your money is by not letting it part ways with you. I insist, never part ways with your money easily. Know your bills and remove unneccessary expenditure.
Thank you comment icon I like the idea of waiting before you spend money, except for bills, of course. Martha Kramer
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Paul’s Answer

It is a wonderful feeling.
Especially when you are doing something you love to do in life.
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Calvin’s Answer

Receiving your first paycheck is an incredibly fulfilling experience you can imagine. It brings a sense of appreciation, along with the rewarding feeling that your dedication and effort have finally paid off.
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Martha’s Answer

Your experience of this will be your own and will change over time. At first, it will likely make you feel proud and excited, maybe a little nervous about managing your expenses on your own. Over time, your paycheck may not meet your needs so you will have decisions to make - ask for a raise (and how to do that), look for another job, get a 2nd job? I agree with Patrick - good luck to you!
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Nikicha’s Answer

For many individuals, receiving payment for their work can bring a sense of satisfaction, accomplishment, and relief. It can provide a tangible reward for their efforts and serve as a validation of their skills and contributions. Getting paid can also bring a sense of financial security, allowing individuals to meet their basic needs, pay bills, save for the future, or enjoy some leisure activities.

Of course, emotions can vary depending on the individual and their circumstances. Some people may feel more excited, while others might feel a sense of responsibility to manage their finances wisely.
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Laurie’s Answer

I agree with many of the other answers provided here -- you work so hard so the paycheck often feels like recognition for a job well done. It also enables you to treat yourself to something nice once in a while, but definitely set money aside for savings! It's a little shocking to see how much is left in your paycheck after taxes are taken out, so be sure to take care of your future before spending it all. For me it's also a reminder that I get paid to do a job I love, going to work every day with amazing people. It's important to be thankful!
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Patrick’s Answer

I had a young employee once, it was her first job and when I handed her her first paycheck (around $1,100) she gasped and put her hand over her mouth. She was astonished how much money it was! It was a funny thing to see. For me, I make a salary and the money is direct deposited into my bank account so it isn’t very exciting any more, however when I got this job about 4 years ago it was a considerable increase in salary which was very exciting! I was very happy and proud that I had achieved that level of income. Good luck to you!
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Beth A.’s Answer

Hey there! I'm really happy you brought up this topic, as it makes me realize just how much I have to be thankful for! Getting my paycheck also gives me a feeling of achievement and appreciation. I believe having a job is a privilege, and I put in a lot of effort to do my best in my roles and duties. Plus, I'm grateful that I can take care of myself and help out my family and friends. And when payday comes, it's a reminder that all my hard work, learning, and commitment have truly been worth it (no pun intended!).
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Shiyue’s Answer

It's amazing, especially when you receive your first paycheck! You can purchase anything you desire on your own, and you'll begin to discover how to effectively handle your resources for a brighter future.
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Joel’s Answer

Earning a paycheck can be incredibly rewarding. Although school is fantastic and assists in developing the abilities required for your profession and life overall, there's a special feeling that comes from being compensated for your hard work and dedication. It's important to mention that receiving payment for doing something you truly love and/or have faith in makes the experience even more fulfilling.
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Oscar’s Answer

Getting your first paycheck is a truly amazing feeling for a young adult, especially when starting your career. It's the first moment you witness your learning and dedication turn into real rewards (in the form of money), which is comforting as you look forward to the future.
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Justin’s Answer

When I first began my career job, I was thrilled since I started earning money, unlike before when I was a full-time student. While I wouldn't say I'm unhappy now, the happiness I experience today is different from what I felt initially. As I've grown older, I've taken on more responsibilities and invested my time in things that need more money, like buying a house. This makes me feel like I'm constantly seeking more money to achieve my future goals. Although it's a positive feeling, I also feel like I never have enough, which is an unfortunate and privileged sentiment. But this is just my perspective!
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Sharpy’s Answer

It feels empowering. You have a sense of freedom and can start to live life on your own terms.
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Katherine’s Answer

To get more info and be able to visualize a great life in your future with working and earning and saving and building a solid financial foundation, I'd recommend listening to The Ramsey Show on YouTube, either live episodes or past episodes. You'll pick up a lot as you listen to the callers who join the show and ask questions, and hear people who can answer their questions give insight about life.
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Lucy’s Answer

Hi Gracie,

I hope you're well!

It is such a nice feeling when you're hard work pays off each month especially when you are doing something you love :)
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Julie’s Answer

Hi and what a thoughtful question! It shows character and maturity you did not ask if you should spend it all, etc. My first office job was at 16 (work-study high school program) so fairly young to get that first full paycheck ($96 yay)! Sure, I recall feeling thrilled however, guess what - I already had a modest savings account (doesn't matter not large) thanks to my parents influencing me to save some money from birthdays, babysitting, eldersitting, fast food work...you get the message. I echo Crispus's answer - do not part with all of it. Enjoy the feelings you get from each paycheck. Lastly, if you get satisfaction from some or all of what you are doing to make that paycheck...you will be more likely to stick to a budget and feel good about saving (and spending a bit).
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