(Closed) What are you currently saving money for?

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 17
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

The wedding and a down payment! 

Post # 18
11265 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

we are building a beach house and in addition to the house, we would like to add a pool, pool house, outdoor kitchen/bar/living room, guest suite and finish the landscaping.  it will be neverending i’m sure.


Post # 19
254 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I lost my job a few months ago, which is making saving money annoyingly difficult. BUT I just figured out my budget, so now I’m moving towards our long term goal of saving money for a house, and the short term goal of just saving up enough to cover any emergency expenses. My savings account was plundered during my first super fun month of unemployment (I pretended it was a holiday), so I’ve got to try and rebuild it!

Post # 20
1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Vacation/destination wedding in Mexico in March
House downpayment
Paying off CCs

Post # 21
2559 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are saving to replenish our savings account after making a big move this month!

Post # 22
1437 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

we are going to disneyworld in november. so we are saving for the whole vacation.

Post # 23
250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Parental Leave =)

Post # 24
3457 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012


Nothing specific now, we just try to put away as much as we can so when we have needs, we can pay for it from savings.  In the next year, we anticipate buying new computers for each of us and a printer, and paying for a nice (delayed) honeymoon.  DH also really wants to leave his job for about a 6 month break, but I am trying to talk him out of this.  In the next 5 years, we anticipate: buying a car, selling the condo and buying a house, having kids.  We also believe in maxing out our retirement savings.

Post # 25
1445 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Right now we are working towards having enough to open a Roth IRA. Then I think we will start saving toward a downpayment on a house, and possibly our first anniversary trip next May.

Post # 26
2902 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Oh man so many big things it’s overwhelming!

Flight home to Australia ($1600)

Rental Deposit ($2000)

House full of furniture (Approx $10k just for the basics)

Car ($15,000)

Wedding (who knows!)

Honeymoon (guessing $5k?)

Deposit on a house ($100k +)


Ugh so so many big things all within a year, I have most under control but thinking the house and honeymoon will have to wait 🙁



Post # 27
169 posts
Blushing bee

Yes, so many things to save for! Over the last few years, I’ve been building savings for upcoming expenses, such as:

  • A new(er) car (mine is 20 years old and not likely to last much longer),
  • A period of unemployment between graduation and finding a job (since I’m not counting on being lucky enough to line something up to start immediately after graduation – I’m going to try for it, but it took several of my friends 6-9 months after graduation to get a job in our field!)
  • Paying off my student loans w/i 6 months of graduation (when they’d start charging interest)
  • A downpayment on a house

I think I’m doing pretty well – I’ve got a great start on the first three! Plus, I’ve been working on retirement savings – although it’s painful to see how little my Roth IRA has earned in interest over the last few years.

Post # 28
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Sunset Harbour



We are passing on our ‘wedding fund’ jar to friends who recently got engaged, and now all our change is going into a jar for a house! 

Post # 29
1474 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

A new couch and mattress. We’ve been saving for a while, and it looks like we’re going to be able to get them in just a couple more weeks! I’m so excited because we definitely need them. 🙂

Post # 30
1368 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

House downpayment and furniture. We also have money set aside each month for retirement, but since we don’t see that money it’s easy to forget that we are, in fact, saving for that.

We’re hoping to buy a house by the end of the year. At that point we’ll save more for emergencies since we’ll have more liability.

Post # 31
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

A new roof :forkineye:

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