- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2016
Travel and see the world, or skip it and save money?
I have a good amount of savings right now. We’ll be getting married next year. I have a degree, but I might be going back to school for something else. We’ll both be 27 next year when we’re married (he will be nearly 28).
So we have the down payment for a house, but not the income, currently.
Due to my lack of salary, we probably will be living with my parents until he either gets a better paying job (he gets sworn in as an attorney on December 11th, but it’s very difficult finding a job, and most of them seem to start around 50k maybe. he will also be able to save a lot, because my parents wouldn’t charge us to just live here… only for what we use like food, a bit for water and electric, etc. Mostly free.). So theoretically, he should be making a good salary eventually, but probably not anytime soon), or I get a salary as well… which, if I do school again, won’t be for a long time.
I’ve always wanted to travel. But in this economy, the thought of spending really any of the money is scary. But I feel that if I don’t do it now, I won’t ever be able to do it… but if I do it, we might risk pushing back a house because the downpayment might be decreased.
I’d love to go to several places in Europe, as well as Australia. We also want a honeymoon… probably the South Pacific but not sure yet. Flights to anywhere are like 1200k+… so I feel I’d have to stay 2 or 3 weeks to justify that. But the longer I stay, the more expensive it would be.
Also… with his new career, I’d probably have to travel with my friend (aside from honeymoon, of course), because fiance can’t get time off (which was MY problem, as I worked retail for 10 years, which is why I have savings and a degree with no student debts).
What to do?