Brendan | 30 | Seattle

Brendan in Seattle talking about saving for a big purchase

Photo Credit: David Ryder

What is the first thing you ever bought with your own money?
Probably food. That’s a pretty safe bet.

Have you ever saved up for something?
Yeah, a car.

How old were you?
16 or 17.

Was it hard to save up for?
Yeah. I was working at a supermarket since I was about 15. I just squirreled away my extra money.

Where are you from?

How long have you been in the states?
A bit over two years now. I’m on a five-year visa until 2017.

Did you have to go through a lot of red tape?
Sort of. I work for Microsoft; they did everything to get me over here. If I was doing it myself, it would be pretty much impossible.