Do you remember what it felt like cashing that first paycheck from your first job? What did you spend it on?
Most likely, you were a teenager who wasn’t used to having money in your own name. You might have blown it on clothes, video games or something else spur of the moment. Be honest — I know I wasn’t the only one spending my hard-earned cash on impulse purchases!
As a teenager, it’s chalked up to being irresponsible and naive. As an adult, this kind of spending is more often than not a result of lifestyle inflation.