- 6 years ago
chickspartan: First, congratulations for your new job ! Right now my main income is the scholarship the federal government gives me, but it ends in August. Needless to say, I’ll be pretty much in the same situation you’ve been in – trying to find a job with hopefully a good income (I’m deliberately putting my expectations low … all I need to live the exact same lifestyle as right now, and if I’m lucky, it could be more). My budget is based on what I am paid right now, and hopefully the budget will allow more room for savings after I find my first ”big girl job”.
However, nothing will significantly change with my wedding plans, even if I end up making twice my actual income. I do not have a desire to have this big, fancy wedding. My budget is 7K and the only thing that might change is a few more items here and there, and probably a longer honeymoon, paid upfront rather than after. I have never really had money prior to this scholarship. I still feel guilty whenever I want to spend money on me. My main goals in life is to be debt-free (I still owe a little under 19K in loans, which I’m aggressively paying off right now and I calculated in another topic that almost 1/3 of my income goes to debt repayment), and to buy a house. So those are the two goals I’d change (and pay faster) if given the opportunity in my career – not the wedding. 🙂