(Closed) What Would You Do?

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Personally for me..i would finish school.  2 years really isn’t that long of a time to wait.  Besides you would be in school so it would FLY by.  

I would talk about getting engaged first, finish school and then get married.  Will you be living at home? Save $$ that way for a house or money towards your wedding.  

I would also wait about transferring bc something could happen at the last minute and a credit(s) might not transfer…little stuff like that happens all the time.

 

Marriage will be there in 2 years…finish school at home…just my opinion 🙂

Post # 4
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572 posts
Busy bee

I agree, I would finish school first, save money and then decide what you guys want to do after that whether it be buy a house first or get married first.

 

Good luck.

Post # 6
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505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Skype, email, phone calls. It’s hard in a LDR…my Boyfriend or Best Friend lived in CA for a year while I was in MA. We were both able to travel back and forth once a month before I moved out there. It was hard, won’t lie about that..but LDR’s do work.

Make plans for any long weekens/holidays. You could always meet half way and spend the weekend in some cute little hotel too.

Post # 8
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935 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I think finish school, don’t transfer.  Even if you get married early and get the FAFSA $, it’s still more expensive per semester.  Wedding planning and finishing your degree are both huge undertakings.  It would be a lot to take on at the same time.

You’ll be so busy finishing school the LDR will be OK.  Better to have fun weekend trips, etc, where you can enjoy your BF! Rather than the day-to-day of him feeling like you’re ignoring him since you’ll be busy with schoolwork, etc.  And you have the summers off too, right? I agree the 2 years will fly by.  

Post # 10
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7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

If you don’t live with your parents, you do not have to put them on your FAFSA. Its only if you live with them that you do

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

then am guessing ur in the very early 20s? in which case i would also finish school first

Post # 14
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2208 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Tough situation for sure. Couple thoughts:

– Look into transferring, and at least have all of the facts. If you are serious, the extra $2000 (a year?) will not matter in the long run. If you are okay with living together, you will save that in shared personal expenses.

– Look into your tax options. Clearly you are a good researcher, so you can probably find good info on the tax credits available to those seeking an education. While it isn’t the same as a grant, you will get cash back with your tax return.

– Go back to school. It is the best thing for both of you, no matter what happens.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Keep in mind that while getting married would get you independent status from your parents, you would then have to consider your husband’s income. I have known too many people who lost the grants they already had when they got married because they didn’t realize the difference it would make.

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