What did u buy your first year of nursing? - page 3

I will be graduating from nursing school in May, and is just curious about what type of things do new graduates do when they become a nurse. My plans is to invest in a house and maybe a new car. I... Read More

  1. by   rn2bn07
    Oh my, that Mustang is amazing in my eyes. I appreciate all the replies and feel like my head is in the right direction. I do plan on investing in buying a house before I buy a new car and then maybe, if I can afford I may go ahead and buy that Cadillac CTS 07 that I always wanted. Thanks alot:roll
  2. by   hlfpnt
    Guess I'm in on this Nurse/Mustang thing, too!!! But, I don't have mine yet, so I'll have to drool over yours! I picked up a brochure at the local Ford dealer & carried it in my book bag during school! I figured I'd pay the bills I gained from going to school first then invest in the 'Tang! Waiting makes the reward that much sweeter !
  3. by   all4schwa
    i moved from one rental (with roomate) to another with my first check. which means i put down first and last months on the new place and was current on the old place when i left. ideally, i would have waited a couple of months and had a good lump sum when i left, but it wasn't an option. so now, i'm pretty much paycheck to paycheck and not making any major purchases. but, i'm paying of bills that have been haunting me for a long time. plus, i way overextended myself and christmas, and that started my year off on the wrong foot...
  4. by   all4schwa
    seems like i've seen a lot of girls with new coach purses...

    :trout:

    ...not my style.
  5. by   prmenrs
    I do have fond memories of that Mustang! "Jason" (yes, I named the car!!) had a sticky choke, fortunately, the first time it did it, the mechanic taught me how to prop it open and restart the car. (Very impressive to a few of my dates to see me jump out of the car, open the hood, etc.)

    The back window of the convertible top was in two pieces and had a seam in it, which broke after I left a book in the storage well, then put the top down. When it rained, water got in there, and stayed for a long time. When I went around a corned, we joked about my fish tank! And after a few years, the front leaked where the convertible hooked onto the windshield. I had to drive w/towels over the steering wheel!

    May all you new grads have as much fun w/your new (and well-earned) rewards (aka, pay checks) as I did w/mine!!
  6. by   dreamingofbeing
    I just bought a plot of land in a subdivision. We won't be building a home on it for a year or two until I'm a little more comfortable in my new role and able to focus more on my outside life. I would also like to get a chunk of money saved for a good down payment. I know it will probably send me into a minor financial woe but I've been dreaming about this moment for a long time.
  7. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from hlfpnt
    Guess I'm in on this Nurse/Mustang thing, too!!! But, I don't have mine yet, so I'll have to drool over yours! I picked up a brochure at the local Ford dealer & carried it in my book bag during school! I figured I'd pay the bills I gained from going to school first then invest in the 'Tang! Waiting makes the reward that much sweeter !
    Ah yes, "creative visualization" -

    Regarding your countdown, is that "one year as a nurse"? or something else? Just curious
  8. by   shoegalRN
    Quote from prmenrs
    I bought a Mustang, too. 1968 convertible. Only sl used (a repo). I had that car for 12 years.

    OMG! I love this car! I already own a 2001 Mustang Convertible that is currently sitting in my garage because I don't drive her in the winter. I am planning on getting a new Mustang when I graduate in 2009 and give the 01 to my son when he gets 16. I eventually want to get one just like this one to pull out only on those "special sunny days".
  9. by   Annointed_RNStudent
    A group of classmates and I have decided that with our first check we will spend every single penny leaving just enough for lunch and gas to get to work until the next one, to take away the burden of never being able to shop like we wanted to while we were in Nursing School!!! Can't Wait!
  10. by   PralineLPN
    Quote from Annointed_RNStudent
    A group of classmates and I have decided that with our first check we will spend every single penny leaving just enough for lunch and gas to get to work until the next one, to take away the burden of never being able to shop like we wanted to while we were in Nursing School!!! Can't Wait!
    Ditto!!!:wink2:
  11. by   GFocker
    House and Car!
  12. by   nurse4theplanet
    Getting out of the enormous amount of debt that hubby and I have somehow accumulated...

    We are going to pay off our credit card, a private loan from the bank, a loan from my parents, and the remaining year I have left on my vehicle...to the tune of $10,000!!!

    Luckily, hubby got a second job as a security officer at an apartment complex which allows us to live in a 3br apt for free! That is an amazing opportunity to help the process.

    Then we are going to save up for a house, start a savings account, and maybe then I can get a new vehicle. We are also planning to start a family very soon!

    My first paycheck comes this Friday and I am so excited to see what it is going to look like. I am also excited to have medical and dental insurance finally and a 401k plan.
  13. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Annointed_RNStudent
    A group of classmates and I have decided that with our first check we will spend every single penny leaving just enough for lunch and gas to get to work until the next one, to take away the burden of never being able to shop like we wanted to while we were in Nursing School!!! Can't Wait!
    Now THERE is a most EXCELLENT idea! only ... make sure it's only the FIRST check but not EVERY check! LOL

    :hatparty: have fun!

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