(Closed) Pay off student loans or honeymoon in Costa Rica?

posted 6 years ago in Money
  • poll: Honeymoon in Costa Rica or Pay Extra on Student Loans?
    Costa Rica : (149 votes)
    58 %
    Pay Extra $$ to Student Loans : (102 votes)
    40 %
    Other : (4 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Will you be completely paying off the school loans, or is it like just a payment towards your loans?

    Post # 4
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    have you considered a compromise?  maybe a less expensive honeymoon and still pay some on your student loans.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I would just go to Costa Rica on a bit of a budget. Don’t go crazy, maybe even use a Groupon or Living Social deal or go on a GAP adventure tour.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’d take the Honeymoon. There will always be something that you can put the money towards instead of a vacation but this is your Honeymoon and it will only happen once. I can’t explain how much I value the time that my new husband and I spent away after our wedding. It was the time of our lives and worth every penny. I know that I would have seriously regretted it if we chose to put the money towards something else and forego our Honeymoon so I wouldn’t be surprised if you do too. 

    Post # 8
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    Busy Beekeeper

    @UpstateCait:  ditto this.  and we only took a 4 day honeymoon. well it was 4 days at a couples resort in Jamaica, after we had 6 days with family and friends at the wedding resort.  aside from the wedding day, those 4 days were hands down the best part of the trip and totally and completely worth it.  And also felt very much needed!

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I would say go on the honeymoon- as long as you have a set repayment schedule and the trip won’t stop you from making regular payments.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    depends on your loan rates.

    Post # 11
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Take the Honeymoon 🙂

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee

    the honeymoon. you won’t get this time back. costa rica is where i’m honeymooning, too. and i have student loans, too.  but not going on a honeymoon would’t put that much of a dent in them anyway.  i’d never not go on a honeymoon, the wedding would be cut down and everyone would be having vienna sausages and grape popsicles before i denied myself a lovely honeymoon.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Pay your student loans!  I’d rather start a life free of debt than take a trip and have to worry about money later down the road.  A honeymoon in the states can be just as wonderful as the DR.

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    take the honeymoon!!  life IS too short 🙂  

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Honeymoon.  Sometimes you just have to choose the fun thing.

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I voted the honeymoon. After this time frame passes, real life begins setting in and it may become hard to take the same block of time like this off. 

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