I'm going to get my first paycheck any day now. I've counted and got an estimated minimum figure and being the Actuarial Science student that I'am (more like, trying to be responsible) I've made a plan. Or a budget if you want to be politically correct.
Step 1: Put aside 50-55% of it for the ebook reader and possibly phone.
Step 2: Put aside a sum for my food-while-working money.
Step 3: Spend a sum to take my brother out for movies or/and a meal.
Step 4: Buy the first two items from here while telling myself to a) find more pieces to buy and b) wait for the next paycheck while c) hoping no one buys the ones I want.
Step 5: Save the rest and live as if I'm poor. Which I'am.
I'm thinking about putting up a wishlist at the side here, ticking them off whenever I obtain them. It could be very motivating. Or work the other way around.