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

posted 5 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 91
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I am 23, my SO is 27 and we have been married almost a year. Our ideal plan is that I will finish my Masters degrees before we buy a house, and have bought a house before we start a family. I will finish my Masters next year and I will go back to full time work when that is finished. If we stick to our plan we will buy a house in 2 years time and start a family in 5 years. We have already done alot of travelling, independently and together, so we are focused on career advancements/house buying at the moment. 

Post # 92
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa

I’m 21 and my fiance and I are both graduating in December. We’re going on a 2-week graduation trip to Europe that we’ve been planning for almost a year. After that I’ll get a part time job and take online classes in preparation for a Master’s in Teaching program that starts next July. 11 month program, graduate the first week in June 2017, get married the third week of June 2017, get a job teaching elementary school, and possibly buy a house within 5 years. Fiance just accepted a job for the government that puts him in St. Louis and Virginia Beach for several months each (we live in Maryland), so there will also be a lot of travelling in the next few years!

Post # 94
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

22 here ๐Ÿ™‚ My hubby is 22 in Dec. We have been married 5 months. Hubby works full time and I’m doing a teaching degree. I have 12 months left til I’m finished! We plan on TTC next year. We can’t wait to be parents and want a big family ๐Ÿ˜€ The plan so far is that I’ll be a stay at home mum and do teaching full time once all the kids are in school. I will probably do some casual teaching in between those years. 

Post # 95
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333 posts
Helper bee

23 (24 up comming july ) Going to law school and probably having our first child when I graduate from law school. My Fiance is 5 years older ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 96
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

We (mostly me :p) have somewhat of a 5 year plan.

– Get a full-time job. I have a dream job in mind which can only start out as part-time but the competition is pretty intense just because of the sheer amount of people. I’m handing in applications like crazy and am slowly going insane because of not working, but I think I’ll surivive! :p So yeah, get a foot in the door,prove myself as a good worker for a year or two, and try to snatch up a full-time opportunity when it opens up.

– My boyfriend reallyreallyreally hates his current job. His goal in the next year or two is to get hired at a different company (which unfortunately probably means he will get slightly lower pay) and then to work his way up to getting paid more per year than he is now. 

– I want to save up about 10k-15k in just pure savings in the next two years. (This number will change if I get to go full-time.) 

– Next year I’m hoping I can open a side-business. It’s something I’ve been doing for years, so this year I’m honing my skills and reading about online side-businesses so I’ll be ready next year. 

– I’m hoping in two or three years we will get engaged and two or three eyars after that actually get married but we’ll see. :p

No kids in the picture ever. Thankfully neither of us have any debt of any kind. A dog is on the horizone but I’ms tarting to think it might not be a good idea until after we get married (whenever that is). 

Post # 97
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I’m 23. I’m hoping to finish my degree within the next three years. So far I’ve completed my first year. We just bought our first home but eventually hope to move to the country and rent this home out. Ideally I’d like to move out of the US but that may not happen in a five year time span lol. 

I’d rather wait till we are more settled and established before starting a family which I would hope would be around the time I’m 28. 

Our wedding date is picked for November 20th, 2016. I think that’s about it as far as big life events go. 

Post # 98
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258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Sand Key Park- Clearwater Beach Elopement

We don’t have a plan. We aren’t really the “try to plan everything” type of people. It’s just too constricting for us, and I’m the type of person who loves schedules. If I don’t end up being able to do something perfectly, in the right order, in the “plan”, I will feel terrible about it for a long time. So we’re just taking everything day by day. Whatever happens, happens. We do plan on TTC soon after our wedding, however.

Post # 99
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2017 - Southern Highlands

I’m only 19 atm and will be just short of 21 when I get married. My FH is 20, will be 21 when we get married. We’re both full time students at the moment and working part time on the side. We will both finish our degrees at the end of 2017 (we are getting married in Jan 2017) and then I will probably go on to post grad after that since I’m studying psychology and my FH will go to work full time. He is working in and studying IT atm but he has considered a lot of different career paths and isn’t sure exactly what he wants to do at the moment. But he already has 2 years of industry experience, so he shouldn’t have any trouble finding full time work. We aren’t planning on having any kids until our late 20s and want to buy a house around the time we start TTC. 

Post # 100
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Newbee

I love this thread! 
I’m 23, working full time in an area I’m not interested in but has great hours and pay so has been great whilst I’ve studying my Bachelor in Business via correspondence. Graduating in 23 days ๐Ÿ˜€ start a great job in HR the day after my last exam :/ super nervous about this!!

Have been with my Boyfriend or Best Friend for 5 years, lived together for 4 1/2, we knew eachother for about a year before we were ‘official’ so although it sounds like we moved in quickly it worked for us as we were both moving out of current living arrangements. Have done lots of domestic and international travel for 3-4 months at a time however Boyfriend or Best Friend has just scored his dream job and we bought a house 6 months ago so plans for the future are shorter 2-3 week Europe trip mid-year and hopefully a couple of weeks in Canada skiing at the end of 2016 along with buying another investment property (ambitious I know but we have achieved all of the crazy goals we have set so far).

A ring would also be nice, he’s 28 and now that he finally has his dream job I have a feeling it might not be too far away …. Fingers crossed!!! 

Post # 102
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

i dont have a plan! apart from get married next year i have zero idea what to do next. i know i need to figure out what i want to do for work as im not loving my job any more, but i dont know what i would like to do or where my strengths are. 

Post # 103
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - St.Matthews Church, Hants, UK

I’m 25, he’s 21 so being engaged now means we don’t feel like we are rushing anything. Over the next 6 months we want to buy a house and I’d like to change jobs, then he’s on about changing careers for something mroe 9-5 (funnily enough he works in weddings). Getting married in 2017 so 2 years’ time to allow up to have a few years of fun together before the baby question. We’re hoping to have our first sometime around 29/30 if we’re stable enough.

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