(Closed) Whats your 5 year plan

posted 6 years ago in Married Life
Post # 31
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

2016: hopefully have first baby–we start trying next month so excited! New car for hubby

2017: keep saving–we live in a three bedroom condo so we will upgrade after baby #2 sometime.

2018: find a new job. My tuition reimbursement for my MBA will be done so I can leave freely πŸ™‚

2019: start trying for baby #2

2020: enjoy being a family of 4 and get that minivan I have always wanted

Post # 32
1346 posts
Bumble bee

Our five year plan:

2016: I get hired on at my current externship

End of 2016: We purchase a house

End of 2017: We complete all the classes to become Foster Parents

End of 2018: We have enough savings for me to stay at home full time with foster child/ren

2019: Home additions, vacations, savings, paying off student loans etc

2020: Have new 5 year plan to work toward πŸ™‚

Post # 33
36 posts
  • Wedding: October 2015

I like this! I love plans haha

2016-2017: go on our honeymoon, celebrate our 1 year anniversary ❀️, work towards saving money and paying off debt

2017-2018: save money, hopefully have all debt paid off, maybe start ttc

2018-2019: possibly look into buying a house or renting a larger space, save money, continue ttc if not pregnant by then

2019-2020: buy a house (if not done), hopefully have a LO, start thinking about #2, live happily ever after haha

Post # 34
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

My DH and I got married back on September 26th.

We are in the process of buying a condo, and our goal is to be living in our new home by Christmas of this year.

We plan to stay there for three or four years, then sell the condo and buy a townhouse.

In January of 2016 we are going to start TTC. We want to have three kids, and hope to have them within four years of the birth of our first child. 

My goal is to be a stay at home Mom, but I want to open an Esty business to help make a little extra cash. My plan is to slowly stockpile merchandise over a year or two (I will have my hands full with babies…so very little time to make things) and open my business when my oldest kid starts preschool. 

Yeah, our goals are mainly family oriented.

Post # 35
3162 posts
Sugar bee


  • Go on a 1 1/2-2 week road on the East Coast (D.C., NYC, Boston, Philadelphia)
  • Re-start my master’s degree


  • Finish my master’s degree
  • Start TTC
  • Pay off student loan and car loan debt


  • Hopefully have our first child
  • Pay off mortgage


  • Take a big vacation as a family
  • Start looking for other employment opportunities/consider moving


  • No idea!
Post # 36
3791 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Our goals are mostly financial.

1st year of marriage — pay off as much debt as possible (total, including cars, student loans, etc. is only about $25,000)

2nd year of marriage — save as much as possible, including retirement and continue saving for a house.  Adopt a dog!!  πŸ™‚

3rd year of marriage — buy a house, travel as much as possible.

4th year of marriage — LOTS of travel!

5th year of marriage — more travel, maybe try starting to have a family.

Right now I feel like all of my friends are getting pregnant and that’s literally the last thing I want right now.  I have always pictured myself as a mom, but at this point I’m feeling very “meh” towards babies.  I truly hope that changes in the next 5 years, and I definitely think it will…however if it doesn’t we won’t have kids.  We would consider adopting though.  I love kids as I’m a teacher, but it is very nice coming home to a quiet house with just my husband and our two kitties.

Post # 37
467 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

2016: dump a lot of money into investments and saving for a home. Trip to Banff/Calgary with family.

2017: buy or build a home. Small trip … to maybe Yellowstone? Some sort of camping/nature trip.

2018: Save nest egg to support me staying at home. Hawaii or Mexico trip.

2019: Europe trip. TTC. Work through pregnancy then leave my work.

2020: Raise baby!

Miscellaneous undated goals:

Lose weight – eat better and be more active

Purchase more local and sustainable foods

For me: write more, work on photography, scrapbook and journal like crazy, get my work and social life more balanced and enjoy days more. Update my wardrobe! Buy classic and long-lasting pieces rather than junk that will barely last a season. 

For him: promotions, improve his shooting accuracy, more hunting/fishing, buy a boat and ATVs, whittle a really nice chess set and other potential heirlooms, get dog(s)

In the next five year plan, we will be having another baby, buying me a new car (please Kia, keep running for five years!), and I will finish my master’s before going back to work.

I’m sure it will alllllll go exactly as planned!!

Post # 38
805 posts
Busy bee

Oh, this looks fun! We can dream, right? Here’s mine. 

Fall of 2016: Move in with boyfriend, hopefully adopt a new addition (Yay, puppies). S.O and I will graduate at the end of the Fall semester-me with an Advertising/Public Relations degree, him with Computer Engineering. 

Spring of 2017: Gather our barings, look over job oppertunities. If S.O gets hired at the company he interned for (also his ideal start company) we’ll pick up and move out to California. 

Fall of 2017: Start paying off my student loans (always wonderful to look forward to) and begin the waiting process of engagement. S.O has said that he could propose anywhere from the end of fall, to beginning of 2018.

Spring of 2018: Will hopefully already be engaged, or moving towards that general direction. Hoping to work my way up to a CopyWriter by this point in an in house advertising agency.

Fall of 2018: Hopefully planning a wedding and almost married. Stable in our careers, travel a good bit, and really start to save in order to buy an ideal house within the next few years.

4 years after that point, start trying for kids. I don’t want to try any earlier than 29, as I’d prefer to work my way up to a higher up position in an Ad Agency before I’m ready and satisfied to dedicate almost all of my life to children.


So….we’re just trying to get to the move in faze currently πŸ˜‰ 

Post # 39
440 posts
Helper bee

Ohh, I love doing this!

My guess is we’ll be getting engaged sometime in the next year, likely somewhere between May and Septemper 2016, so most of this is based on that assumption.

July/August 2016 – Rent our first apartment together

Summer or Fall 2017 – Get married


2018/2019 – Start looking for and eventually buy a house (hopefully?)

2020 – get a fur baby (puppy) to help us decide if we can handle a human baby. πŸ˜›  This might happen earlier if the place we rent allows pets, but I’m not getting my hopes up.


Post # 40
255 posts
Helper bee

Ooh, fun! I’ve just accepted a job offer so I can actually think about how life will pan out over the next five years. I’m training to be a Chartered Tax Advisor (essentially an accountant but specialising in Tax) and work will fund all my qualifications/study leave. We also bought our own home in April this year. This is in England πŸ™‚

2016: Get married! Finish my ATT qualification. Fiance has promotion or leaves his company for a new job. Garden has been completed.

2017: Honeymoon to Canada/New York. Take down the wall between the toilet/bathroom to make a family bathroom. Completely renovate with a new bathroom. Start CTA qualification.

2018: Hopefully pass CTA qualification first time! Knock down the wall between the living room/hallway, replaster and repaint.

2019: With both qualifications passed, become time qualified for entry to membership with the Chartered Institution of Tax (CIOT). Can now use letters after my name! Replace the kitchen/carpets. Time to TTC!

2020: Hopefully be pregnant and researching puppies! I aim to have a dog in the home as I just love the bond babies and dogs can have. Who best to guard my child but my best furry friend? 

Post # 41
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

We just bought a house in July and will move in in the new year. Then, we get married in early July. I am hoping to start my masters program next year or the year after so I can get it done. We will take an official honeymoon 2017/3018 nThen we plan on TTC sometime in 2018. Then I don’t know! Enjoy our lives. πŸ™‚

Post # 42
8601 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

2016: pay off my credit card and student loan, save as much as possible, start Etsy small business

2017: continue squirreling, being happy married people, and staying with in 5lbs of wedding weight.

2018: DH finishes grad school! Sell condo, quit jobs, 2 week backpacking trip in Peru, start TTC! move to Raleigh, NC, get a dog, DH gets new job, I grow small business (whew- big year!)

2019: have a baby hopefully! 

2020: start TTC another Bebe! 

Post # 43
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

This is a fun post!

2016: Get married in October and start saving for a house/condo not sure if we ll stay in our city or not. 

2017-2018: Hopefully have enough saved for a down payment and buy our first home and we’ll no longer have to rent!

2019-2020: Be in our first home and focusing on paying off our debts and building a strong savings.

That’s basically it. We don’t plan on having kids so this our main focus. Maybe adopt another dog within this plan too πŸ™‚

Post # 44
426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

If it all goes the way I plan in my head haha! 

End of 2016- Get married and honeymoon!

End of 2017/early 2018- Hopefully have our first baby!

2020- Hopefully try for a 2nd baby! 

Post # 45
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

This is fun.

2016: Sell our house & buy “forever” home, do any needed renovations right away.  Take DH’s parents on European vacation.  Lose the last of my quitting smoking weight.

2017 – 2018: Retire. Take milestone birthday trip (I flip flop between about 3 different ideas).  Enjoy life.  Get back into running.  Tale my own “summer of George” year.  Maybe take a language class in Italy.. Other enrichment.

2019 – 2020: Start part time consulting biz.  Adopt another puppy. Take mom on big trip.  Start thinking about our snowbird game plan.  


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