I remember getting my first professional paycheck (as in, more than I earned working part time in retail). After I got over the shock of how much of my paycheck went to taxes, I was exuberant about my newfound wealth! I put money aside to rent an apartment (I had to save up for a few months before I could afford first month, last month, and security deposit) but then I treated myself to a new dress that could be worn to work or out for dinner. I still remember that first purchase! What do you do with your first paycheck?