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The first thing I saved up for #throwbackthursday

 
I was contacted about being part of a campaign for Legal and General to get people thinking and talking about saving. The question is simple:
 
What was the first thing you saved up for?
 
I was eleven or twelve when Furbie first came out in 1998. I believe they were around £30 and I used to get around £2.50 pocket money, so I know it would take me months to save up for one! At that age, a few months seems like a few years.
My older brother who is 9 years older than me had one. He was living with his girlfriend (now wife) in a caravan in Bridlington on the holiday park where they both worked. I remember being so jealous of their Furby and thinking I’d never be able to buy one of my own.
 
We drove back to our home town in South Yorkshire and was feeling disheartened that I wouldn’t get one of my own. Christmas had just passed and my Birthday wasn’t until July. Pants.
 
The next time I went to visit them, they decided they were ‘over’ their Furby and my brother offered to sell me it for £10! What a bargain! I had to do a deal with my mum – we agreed I would use this weeks pocket money and the next 3 weeks. So I had to go three weeks without any pocket money to pay for the Furby.
In that weekend I learnt how to save, how you sometimes have to sacrifice things to get things you want and how you get a great deal if you are willing to get something second hand!

I still have the Furby, his name is ‘Sumoo’ I think. Well, he says ‘Me Sumoo’ a lot, so I guess that is it.
 
That’s me, my Dad and Sumoo on the day I got him. 
 
He is 16 years old. I look like a totally different person, but he, however, has not aged one bit. I was a very ugly adolescent!

My favourite thing to do with Sumoo is to turn him upside down. See – he still works!

What was the first thing you saved up for?
The post is now on the L&G website. See what other bloggers saved up for here.
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