(Closed) Young bee's – what's your 5 year plan?

posted 5 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 46
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: Rocky Mountains-May 2017

Well we’re both 23 now. Our main goal is to obviously finish school and graduate, get a dog somewhere during that time, get married, possibly move to another state, and if I finish in time I plan on applying for a program to teach english in Japan for at least a year. 

Depending on things we’d like to travel as well if time and money allows it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 47
983 posts
Busy bee

I’ve (finally) finished studying at 22 and am now in full time work so that part of the 5 year plan is ticked off! Now as he has his own house it’s just get married, travel a bit, save and have kids. I’d really like to start trying before I’m 25 as I see some issues may arise so really that and saving are my main priorities.

Having full time work is a huge weight off my mind though and it makes me feel less panicked about everything else so fingers crossed for all who are seeking it. 

Post # 48
997 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My Darling Husband and I are both 22 and have been married for a year next Sunday. Next summer I will be finished with my Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology. Once I graduate we plan to move south (we’re currently in the northeast) and buy a starter house, which we can afford but want to wait until I graduate and move to buy. I will be beginning my real career as a speech therapist. My Darling Husband is not sure if he wants to continue in his current field or not when we move. We plan on saving up money to buy our eventual forever home with property.

Kids are not in our 5 year plan. They are in our 6 or 7 year plan. We plan on spending these 5 years traveling. We have a list of places we want to go before we have kids, mainly Europe and Asia.

Post # 49
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I am turning 22 at the end of this week, I have already got my dream career in Marketing my FH is 26 but just finishing a qualification at work which will enable him to have a promotion. Our 5 year plan is to get married (end of this year) buy a house (looking atm, but hopefully sort that out in the next year) and then hopefully TTC in the next 3 years. In 5 years time I want to have at least one child and be possibly planning a second (still being debated

Post # 50
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

25 now.

Getting married at 26 (he’s 27).

Graduating law school at 27; hopefully working for a few years.

Starting trying for kids at 29-30?

Yikes! So soon!

Post # 51
4 posts
  • Wedding: October 2016

Both 24, he works, I’m finishing 2nd degree.

Engaged now and wedding October 2016

So degree and graduate then travel.

At 4.5-5 years babies would be nice!

Also really appreciating this thread so I feel a bit more normal.

Post # 52
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Northern Territory, Australia

I am 23 and Fiance is 3 months off 23. 

2015 – This year I plan to finish my undergrad with honours.  FI get promotion. 

2016 – Start and complete my post grad and plan the wedding. 

2017 – Get post grad job.  FI get promotion (seems to happen every two years or so for him at his work). 

– Get married and save for honeymoon (we want to go to USA and Europe in June 2018, Wedding July 2017)

– Move out of his parents place before wedding.

2018 – Honeymoon / start saving to buy a house. 

We only have this far in advance ‘planned’. We also know that we want to start having kids by 2019/2020. 


Post # 53
1312 posts
Bumble bee

I have enjoyed reading all of these responses!

I’m 25 and honestly have never thought about a plan… lol. I already graduated college but would like to get my masters at some point. Fiance already owns land and a house (we live together) but I’d like to buy/build something that is ours, not just his. We are getting married either at the end of this year or beginning of 2016 (elopement). Fiance is 10 years older than me so that really plays a huge role in our timelines: I never thought I’d have kids before 30 but he doesn’t want to be an ‘old’ dad. Lol. So after we get married I’ll probably go off BC and whatever happens, happens. Ideally I’d like to be a stay at home mom until my kids go off to kindergarten or at least preschool, and maybe during that time I could get my masters online or start a business I can run from home. However I think all this will happen in 1-2 years, not 5. Haha

Post # 54
485 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

cece_get_married:  I am 26 and I just feel so much older lol. My FH is 27

I had a child from a previous relationship when I was 20 and she is 5 now, and my FH has a 5 year old as well. And I just bought a house this year

At this point our 5 year plan is this:

-Finish school (for FH who is trying to get his Bachelors in Business)

-Start grad school (for me)

-Get a job WITH BENEFITS- love my job but after 2 years I am still fighting for them to convert my position into one with benefits so I can have sick days, vacation days, and my school paid for

-Get married next year in May

-Possibly just ONE more child.. maybe after 3 years? FH and I are in disagreement- he wants now and I vote for a few more years lol, maybe when I am 30

Post # 55
760 posts
Busy bee

I will be 23 by the end of this month and I’ll be getting married in November. My plan is to get a raise at this job, land a better job in the next year or so and by the time I’m 25 I will enroll myself to get my Masters in Social Work if I haven’t already. I have given myself that deadline because the money will never be enough and I will not keep myself from furthering my education. I also hope that my Fiance and I will be in the works of saving for a better home that we can eventually (near 30 years old) have kids in.

Post # 56
278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Haddonfield, NJ

I am 24, getting married in October. I finished my Master’s degree program this past weekend, we closed on our first house a month ago, and I started my dream job 2 months ago. My goal is to get settled at work, grow in my job. Get married. And start working towards having children in the next 2 years. Luckily, my job is very pro-family. 

Post # 57
13 posts

Hi all,

I am 24, my Fiance 28, we are getting married next April. ๐Ÿ™‚ We have been over 4 yrs together and moved from Europe to Canada 2 yrs ago. Our plan is buying a house in next 2 yrs,I hope it will work because I lost job this winter and our financial plan get stuck. Then puppy into new housse and baby around my 30. We want to enjoy life and travel ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 58
1457 posts
Bumble bee

Fiance and I are both 24. I’ll probably work my way up my company to lead software developer and get my masters, then move somewhere nicer with a better tech environment. We want to move out of the apartment into a rental home by November 2017. No babies till 30 though. That’s the rough plan ๐Ÿ˜›

Post # 59
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I have just turned 22, and my 5 year plan is to have children. That is my sole focus at the moment (after getting married that is) I already have a career I didn’t know I wanted (marketing for a major tech firm) didn’t go to university as in the UK its not parramount to getting a decent job. I worked hard and got a very good job from it in a relitively short period of time (although when hiring for my job in other areas of the company they require a degree which I think is a bit silly) I have already discussed my plans and expectations for having children with my manager at work as we are a small team so I want him to be sure that when/if the time comes I will need the flexable working hours etc. (after 12 months leave, i will have a 4 day week, 2 in the office and 2 from home) 

Post # 60
21 posts
  • Wedding: April 2016

I’m 21. My plan is to go back to school in the fall for ultrasound tech and be a mom. I have a 16 month old son and my fiance has a 19 month old son. I want at least two more and I want to stay at home with them until they’re in school then start my career. 

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