(Closed) Would you save or splurge in this situation??

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Should we keep saving or have a nice vacation?
    Keep saving! : (51 votes)
    56 %
    Live a little! : (36 votes)
    40 %
    Other : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 32
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would say consider taking the vacation, as long as you aren’t going over your $2-$3K budget.  You can also get cheap flights to Costa Rica and Mexico, as others have mentioned.  Since you’re both in school, I assume you’re fairly young (21-22?)…I don’t necessarily see a huge rush to get a house/engaged.  You have plenty of time for that.  So I would take the trip even if it took you an extra few months to re-gain that money.  I think you’re young enough it won’t matter, so I would take the opportunity to travel a little.

    If you were older and needed a house ASAP I would say continue to save.

    Post # 33
    Member
    2269 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @Simba-Leigh:  I def say down payment. Having an extra $3,000 to put down on the house saves a lot in interest over the years. Your “$3,000” vacation could wind up costing you $5,000 if you factor in the extra interest you’ll pay because you have $3,000 less to put down on the house. If your rate is higher than 4%, the interest would be even more than $2,000 extra.

    Post # 34
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    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @Simba-Leigh:  If you’re thinking Europe I’d plan to spend a little more than 2-3000.  We went for 3 weeks s and spent close to $12,000, and definitely weren’t super extravagant.  $3000 was just air fare and in major European cities 200/night for a hotel doesn’t really go that far.

    But I’d still take a vacation, but maybe one that’s actually in the $3-4000 range.  Once you start working full time, you’ll have the money, but not the time to go somewhere, and once you have a house it’ll always seem like you should be saving money for that.

     

    Post # 35
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    4429 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Simba-Leigh:  i say go on a nice cruise ; ) you wont spend alot we got ours for $800.00 for 5 beautiful days it was wonderful. i think you need to get away together you both from what it sounds have saved enough and have been working hard its time to play a lil ; ) God never promised us tomorrow enjoy your selves with a lil get away but dont spent alot its a win win that way. our cruise cost us with spending money that we really did not have to spend i spent about 500.00 FH is a lil frugal lol he spent about $400.00 but we did not have to spend a dime everything on the ship in included except drinks and i love my frozen drinks and i spent on the islands but i was being extravagant with my spending we would have been fine bringing $500.00 for the both of us. were going on a 7 day for our honeymoon and were going to bring a grand for the both of us.

    Post # 36
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    2188 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2024

    I would go on a less expensive vacation where you can still have a ton of fun but it wouldn’t cost as much as Europe, maybe an all inclusive resort or cruise. However I wouldn’t spend more than 4k (Europe is WAY more than that!). That way you both get what you want, keep saving but take a great vacation that isn’t going to break the bank! And your house fund will stay mostly in tact!

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