Post # 32
I think this thread is a great topic. I am an avid planner, but I’ll just hit the highlights.
1. Graduate undergrad (both; December 2012)
2. Start grad school (both; January 2012)
3. Sell our current (small) house and buy a larger one.
4. Get tenured in a school system (both)
5. Graduate grad school (both)
6. Possibly start doctorate (if I am going to get it I want to be started by this point)
7. Have at least half the mortgage paid (my ten year plan involves paying it off).
We don’t want kids so thats not in the plans, but there is still a ton. I’m hoping to be well on the way to being financially stable and sound because I want to be completely there by thirty (ten year plan).
Post # 34
In the next year we want to get married (hehe), save up enough money for a downpayment for a house and start looking for houses.
In year two we want to buy a house and start TTC, then TTC when baby is 1. Fiance wants a baby before he is 30, but he turned 30 last month, so I know his clock is ticking more than mine is.
AND that’s about it. We both have steady jobs, newer cars, etc. We are both progressing up the money ladder that is part of our jobs, but it will take me another 8 years to max my salary and Fiance will max out next year. I guess we both want to start a significant savings account and start contributing to RRSP’s (we have pensions, so we haven’t done that yet), as well as focus on saving up for the “inevitables” (buying a new car, being able to afford a new roof for a house, etc) and emergencies. We have a good nest egg, but we want to have the equivelent of one year’s salary saved, each, just in case something happens.
Post # 35
Year one: Engagement
Year two: Marriage
Year three: Enjoy marriage life, travel a bit, fix up the house just the way we like it, start trying for baby.
Year four: Baby
Year five: move to larger house and start for baby number 2.
I’ll be 30 by year 5 so that sounds like a nice plan to look forward to!!
Post # 36
Have a baby (haha, like… in the next week and a half).
Build up our savings.
Get doula certified.
Move back to the States (this will be 2014)
Renovate our house.
Go to culinary school.
Maybe try to have another baby toward the very end of that 5 years.
Post # 37
5 year plan:
I’d like to finish my degree before I’m 70 years old
We’d probably like to buy a house or at least move to a bigger place
Move back to his home state
He’d like to have achieved his promotion goal at work (which would involve a transfer to his home state where we’d like to settle permanently)
Have a lot more savings and a good start to his 401K
Other than that, I don’t want to get too ambitious. Basically we’d like more money and more space. Who doesn’t haha!
Post # 38
No specific timeframes but:
- Get another job
- Travel more
- Move out of country for a bit?
Post # 39
Year 1: Save up for the wedding
Year 2: Get married
Years 3-5: Business as usual
Not planning on kids at this point. He wants them but I super duper don’t so we’ll see.
Post # 40
Move to Birmingham this summer.
I’m about to start grad school (in a 4-year program, followed by a 1-year internship) so my plan is pretty set. Goal: Get PhD!
Husband to transfer within his company to our new city, hopefully to something more helpful to his desired career path.
Do lots more travel and exploring, both in the US and expanding our European experiences.
No babies, no houses! We want to maintain a pretty fluid, movable, travel-friendly lifestyle for the next 5 years. Maybe we’ll “settle down” after I finish internship and find somewhere to call home base.
Post # 41
We’d like to TTC a year from now. So hopefully in 5 years we’ll be getting pregnant with our second 🙂
Post # 42
Move to a nicer/larger rental. (This summer, hopefully!)
Get published 2-3 times.
Build up freelance editorial career.
Get a cat.
Try for a baby…or two!
Go on lots of adventures.
Free husband from 9-5 slavery.
Post # 43
- Wedding: May 2012 - El Faro Convention center, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Year 1: Travel around Europe, Move, Start new jobs
Year 2: Buy a house, Fix Up house, Anniversary Trip to Las Vegas
Year 3: Start Masters Degree, Anniversary trip to Paris
Year 4: Start TTC, Family Reunion at Disny World
Year 5: Finsh Masters,
Post # 44
We haven’t discussed it in terms of a 5-year plan, but I’d say: advance our careers, buy a home, travel, get a dog (my idea), and probably have a baby (though that could depends on our careers).
Post # 45
Year 1: Get married, find a place to live, enjoy adjusting to living in the same city and place! I will work on my Master’s +15, Fiance may either go back to grad school or look for a job relating to his Master’s degree.
Year 2: Look for a house, start TTC. Get a dog. Finishing up Master’s +15/starting Master’s +3-
Year 3 – 5: Hopefully we’ll have a house and have baby # 2. By the end of year 5, I fully have expected to have completed my Master’s +30.
Post # 46
1.) Darling Husband to get his Master’s and Phd
2.) Have a second child…or third:)
3.) Darling Husband starts his career
4.) Buy a house
Not exactly in this order!