Financial experts on their first pay cheque and what they wish they'd rather spent it on

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Just got a job? Great! You’re about one in four to be in that position in South Africa. Before you spend your first salary here’s what you need to know.
Just got a job? Great! You’re about one in four to be in that position in South Africa. Before you spend your first salary here’s what you need to know.
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Your first salary is always special.

After years of depending on an allowance or relying on parents or siblings for your financial needs, having your own income feels liberating.

Many people will want to tell you how to spend it, saying open a clothing store account, get a credit card, or give it to your parents, for examples.

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