(Closed) Whats your 5 year plan

posted 6 years ago in Married Life
Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

Well, mine is all really more of a 2-year plan. Fiance and I are getting married this April and then right after that we’re going to be trying for a baby and looking to buy a bigger house. So we’re looking at a busy couple of years but I’m totally excited!!

 

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

2 WEEKS!!: Moving into our first apartment together.

2016: I’ll graduate with my BA in October (as long as my schedule next term works out perfectly – if not, it will be early 2017, I think January or February)

2017: We’re getting married in April. By that time I want to have a steady job, which means that Fiance won’t have to work 120-hour shifts across the country to support us anymore. Our daughter will be 3, so she can go to daycare or maybe preschool and it won’t kill me inside. I turn 25 in October, which means I gain access to my trust fund. We’re putting a big down payment on a house, getting a new vehicle for me, and the rest is being split between an emergency fund and our daughter’s university fund.

2018-2020: Work and save money, enjoy life as a family. Hopefully have another baby (I’m still trying to convince FI). Who knows. As long as we’re all happy and healthy, I’m fine.

 

 

Post # 18
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Helper bee

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1234qwerty94:  Good GOD. 2020?

I’m supposed to have my life figured out by then ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 21
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Helper bee

Well, this is an eye-opener! I didn’t know people actually made five year plans. I thought that was the stuff of films.

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Post # 22
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Helper bee

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tjacob2014:  Just curious, how is it that you’ll be finishing a PhD at 24? Here (Australia) a PhD takes at least 3 years, on top of at least 4 years of study. And in the US, doesn’t a PhD take 5 years, on top of 3? This would mean that you started university/college at what, 16 years old? Or am I missing something? 

Post # 23
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Bumble bee

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gogglefruits:  Kinda close. I started college at 17 and graduated at 21 with two majors and about a full year of graduate courses under my belt. My college had an awesome early admissions Masters program, where if you had a certain GPA you could start your Master’s degree early in your last year provided you were done with everything else. Anyways, I got accepted to my 3 year PhD program in the UK without having completed the Master’s degree. I don’t really need the Master’s for my field anyway, PhD and an MD is sufficent because my PhD is in medical humanities.

This puts me at 24 for finishing my PhD in three years, and 28 for finishing traditional medical school, although I will be applying to a three year accelerated program at a prestigious school in hopes of cutting out a year’s cost of medical school, so it might even be 27. We shall see! lol

Post # 24
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Bumble bee

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1234qwerty94:  Yeah, most of the advice I’ve gotten from married couples includes telling us to have a few married years to ourselves haha.

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

2016 TTC

2017 Get marriied & have a sprog

2018 Buy our own home

2019 TTC

2020 Have another sprog

 

Who knows if it’ll actually pan out like that. Probably not. But we’ll see

Post # 27
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1234qwerty94:  Thats great! Yeah, it’s far less common in the States to do a PhD without a Master’s, just from what I’ve seen of my friends, mentors, and colleagues. The learning curve is steep, but if you can make it work it’s a great option. Especially for how many years of school I will be completing. 

Post # 28
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We are currently married & working in a big city that’s fun but super expensive and far from family.  We want to work work work and save save save for the next ~3 years, then have a baby and move up north to a small town we love to be near family, maybe buy a house and/or an investment property.  My DH would like to take on a more “coasting” type of job and I’d like to take a step back from working, at least for a while.  If we decide we want 2 kids and everything works out to plan, I think 5 years from now would be about time to have baby #2.

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I don’t have a five year plan. My goals are in the 2-3 year range right now.

Sometime this year or early 2016 we’ll buy our first income property

Get a dog or two

Dec 2016 I’ll graduate 

Winter-Spring 2017 go to the FAA Academy

Spring-Summer 2017 start working at one of the local airports

Sometime in 2017 or 2018 we’ll buy a second income property 

After that we’ll decide if we want to stay in our State or move some place else and go from there. 

In between those bigger goals we’ll be sprinkling in a shit ton of more travel. No babies for us. 

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Well our honeymoon is a month away (SQUEE!!), and after that we will start looking for a house. Hopefully that doesn’t taken longer than a year. And then once we’ve settled in, finish any home improvements, and have some more money saved up, we can try to start a family. I also plan on changing jobs after our house hunt is over, so I want to get comfortable with my new job and hopefully travel some more before we start having kids.

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