(Closed) POLL – Savings & TTC

posted 5 years ago in TTC
  • poll: How much did you have in savings, or are you planning to have in savings, pre-baby
    0-5K : (33 votes)
    24 %
    5-10K : (23 votes)
    16 %
    10-20K : (18 votes)
    13 %
    20-30K : (21 votes)
    15 %
    30-40K : (10 votes)
    7 %
    40-50K : (7 votes)
    5 %
    50+K : (28 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 46
    6298 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    howtobeawife:  thank you! same to you, october mama!!!

    Post # 47
    6298 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    curlybeans:  thank you 🙂

    Post # 48
    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We only have about 8k in savings. I think I have 20k in my 401k (I just started two years ago)


    we making really good money… Around 270k combined but have nearly 1/4. Of million in student debt from PA school. So right now we are making 4000k in payments a month to get that down. 


    If you want to have kids you can make it work on nearly any income. 


    Post # 49
    3198 posts
    Sugar bee

    Well, if my Darling Husband gets his way, we’ll have zero debt (of any kind) and about 120k in savings/brokerage accounts. Obviously, not all of that is for the baby, since it is likely we wouldn’t have a house yet. However, I’d like to take a few years off work and be a Stay-At-Home Mom and only work minimally from home. If I’m still in my career though, my Darling Husband will work from home and we’ll have a part time nanny or an au pair. 

    Post # 50
    3295 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

    We just took all of our savings and paid off DH’s student loan, so now we’ve only got mine to contend with. He also just got a much higher paying job, so his goal is to get most or all of mine paid off before baby comes. Combined, that will have freed up almost $500 a month in student loan payments. Other than mortgage, we don’t have debt. We’re getting a couple of big things done for the house (about 2K total) and then we’re going to save the majority of my paycheques.

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