Your First Paycheck: 4 Wise Things to Do

11:19 AM Mar 12, 2019 |

The firsts in life are always memorable, be it your first crush in school or landing with your first job. But out of all the firsts, one of the most gratifying experiences is receiving your first ever paycheck. It’s a delightful feeling which marks the beginning of your professional life.

At such a time, you might want to spend on shopping and enjoying all that you wished for so far. But considering that you’ve now made a transition to a responsible working individual, it’s important you use this sum wisely. To create some meaning out of it, you can consider buying thoughtful presents for your parents, applying for online term insurance and other such things. All these will help you remember this time for all the right reasons.


To help you make wise choices at such a time, we’ve listed four such things below.

  1. Payoff or Reduce Your Debts

There are chances your parents took a student loan or borrowed money to enroll you in your dream college or university. So, by virtue of that education, you’re finally financially independent. So, it will be a good idea to payoff that debt bit by bit each month yourself. In fact, this is also the right way for you to take responsibility of at least your life now. This will also give your parents that much needed relief, because they would still be shouldering so many other responsibilities.

There are especially some debts like credit card debts that incur high interest rates. So, instead of allowing them to get accumulated, use your paycheck to pay them off as early as possible.

  1. Buy Presents for Your Loved Ones

While you may be the hero of your life who struggled up till now to receive that first paycheck, remember there are other people in the supporting role too. And  it’s the perfect time to offer them a token of gratitude with your own hard-earned money. So, set aside a few bucks and buy thoughtful presents for your ever-supportive parents, siblings and those few friends who are like an important anchor in your life.

Shower them with love, in your own unique way. Remember it’s the heart which is important, much less than the gift itself! But still be generous this one time, as you’ve received your first ever paycheck, remember?

  1. Buy Term and Health Plans

We know you’re filled with fresh passion and energy as you’ve just kickstarted your career and have long innings awaiting. But then life’s uncertain, and so it’s always better to be wise and deal with it the right way! Unexpected health issues or an unfortunate accident may catch you off guard. And it will not just affect you physically, but financially as well. So, your youth is the best time to invest in a health insurance plan, that will help cover up all such contingencies without leaving you overly distressed.

Furthermore, investing in an online term insurance plan at this stage is also a great idea. Insurers like Future Generali offer various flexible plans with many benefits that can really be reassuring to have along as a companion in your long journey ahead! Such insurers offer flexible coverage options and life cover up to the age of 75 years. So, go ahead, don’t wait! Make this wise decision to buy one today itself to keep your loved ones financially blessed.

  1. Start Saving for Your Passion or Dream Venture

It’s only your first job and your first paycheck we know, but we also know that you may have passions and dreams that you wish to pursue in life. And like they say that “a little progress every day adds up to big results,” we want to tell you that a little saving each month will help you accumulate enough finances to work towards those! And we promise, years later you’ll be glad for doing so. So, start with your first salary itself and let the finances build up instead of regrets for not doing enough to follow your heart’s true calling!

So, get set for the wise choices!

Yes, as you walk your own unique career path and probably go up the ladder, your paycheck will become more and more rewarding. It will give you chances to pamper yourself with all kinds of things. But there are certain things that are best done early, with your first few paychecks itself. So, we hope you’ll spend your first salary on wise things like online term insurance and savings for future. Invest in things we suggested above and enjoy the long-lasting joy that comes along! Happy working life!

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