(Closed) What’s your 5 year plan?

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Post # 47
1570 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

He’ll be done residency and be practicing medicine. FInish my masters…have a kid by year three and start planning to move to the Dubai..if not buy a house here

Post # 48
1806 posts
Buzzing bee

In the next 5 years we’d like to: travel, get invisalign on my teeth, ttc, and sell our home/buy a larger home.

Post # 49
5373 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

These are all so interesting to read! (:

Year One: Finish undergrad (both) and buy car

Year Two: Finish teacher’s college (me) and get married

Year Three/Four: Save up and buy a house

Year Five: Baby #1

Post # 50
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Graduate in december with my Ba. 

Start work by Janurary 

Start Grad School by Fall 2013, graduate by 2015

Get married by 2014 spring

Have a baby sometime in the next 5 years

Buy my Hyundai Tuscon by 2015

Buy a house by 2016

and ….

be very happy 

Post # 51
4655 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

This is where I’m at but SO might not agree.

Year 1: graduate, move overseas, find job, get engaged; SO has already found new job (promotion too) and moved

Year 2: marriage (in the UK, might be a logistical nightmare)

Year 3-4: save (for place in UK to live in or rent), enjoy married life

Year 5: move back to UK: new home, new job, etc; TTC/have baby

We might TTC and have a baby before moving back to the UK.  Depends on how work is going for the both of us.  We want our child to have UK qualifications but thats age 14+, so we could stay overseas longer.  We’ve only talked about staying 5-7 years or so.

Post # 52
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

You ladies kick a$$ with your great plans – so impressive!

My 5 year plan is

Year 1 (now!) – Get married, enjoy being newly weds, save money and TTC.

Year 2 – Have baby (fingers crossed!) Prepare for cross country move

Year 3 – Settle into new home and jobs, work on book and start Masters

Year 4 – TTC baby 2, book & masters, buy a house

Year 5 – Finish book & masters & baby 2!

Post # 53
540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Buy a starter house, continue working, have a child, and hope both future hubs and I have our sanity intact once he completes med school and enters residency.

Post # 54
2554 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Wow, I’m jealous of all your guys’ great plans! Friends of FI’s that we visited back in January who are having a baby in April said it was part of their 5 year plan and asked us what our was. I hadn’t thought one bit about it. And now there’s this thread and I think I should. Fiance isn’t a planner really so he could be hard to get on board with it.

Soo, I’ll make up my own 5 year plan until I can talk to Fiance about it (he’s away with work now). Starting after the wedding:

Year one: Finish school (hairstyling, I’ll be done July 2013), do renos on the house.

Year two: Get experience as a hairstylist, probably still be doing renos.

Year three: Move back to Newfoundland and start a family there. This will be hard to convince Fiance of, but I miss home!

Year four: Work as a hairstylist in St. John’s.

Year five: Start hairstyling business.

Post # 55
485 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

This is extremely tentative… But here goes

  • Year One: Husband graduates grad school, gets new job in career field, settle into our new home
  • Year Two: I graduate from grad school (YAY), get promotion, add another dog to our family, travel
  • Year Three: Travel, save money, think about doing my Ph.D.??
  • Year Four: Travel save money, 
  • Year five: Start TTC???? 🙂 

Post # 56
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Debt. Then we each want to sell our homes, finally pool our resources, and buy ONE house with a little bit of land with some sort of water feature (we live near a couple of creeks, rivers, lakes, and canal and love to canoe). 

We’re already making good progress with the debt, and started working with a financial advisor to help us with investments and our long term planning. We don’t have kids now, don’t want kids in the future, and have a lot of bucket-list type items we want to do!

Post # 57
1348 posts
Bumble bee

I have a year and a half until I transfer from JC to Uni, 2 years of Uni then applying to grad school in Europe, moving to Europe in 2015. Would like to be engaged before moving to Europe (we’ll be 5 years into our relationship by then). A year- two years of grad school and it’s 2017. Haha. Not much in the terms of major plans. Once I’m done with grad school we’ll hopefully both have careers and be able to buy a house on property in Europe get a bunch of animals, and have weekends to explore our new continent. I plan on being debt-free through the rest of my schooling, I have some in savings designated for when I transfer to Uni since JC courses are only about $40 a unit here (I know they’re a lot higher in other states, which is odd to me since CA has a higher cost of living than most other states but I’m not complaining).

Post # 58
802 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Get a raise, buy a house, and have a babbbyyy!..or two!

Post # 59
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

By God’s grace we will be in our new house in a few months!! Yayyy! So after the wedding….

Year 1: Pay off ALL DEBT, be debt free except for maybe cars, house, and student loans

Year 2: Try to have a baby…and save like maniacs

Year 3: Become parents!

Year 4: Go on a large vacation like Fiji or Seychelles

Year 5: Maybe I’ll get to pursue starting my own business (I really want to own a bridal salon) And have another baby 🙂

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