The 5 Year Plan

Inspired by No More Spending's Grand Plan, here's my 5 year plan!


  • Lose 20 lbs
  • Lose the braces! Accomplished 5.09
  • Move into a cheaper apartment Accomplished 7.09
  • Get a full-time job that pays at least 60k
  • Visit France/Germany
  • Possibly apply for a LLM program? (maybe retake LSAT?)

  • Go to NY for V-day
  • Graduate from law school (unsure whether May or December)
  • Take the bar (either July '10 or Feb '11)
  • Begin LLM program? (either Fall '10 or 11; and that's only if I get in!)

  • Go to D.C. for V-day
  • Pay off my car
  • Be debt free! (not counting the student loans/mortgage - if I have one)
  • Complete LLM program?
  • Buy a condo w/M?

  • Go to Portland for V-day
  • Go to Chicago for V-day
  • Pay off student loans??
  • Turn 30! Have a b-day bash :)
Whew! It's hard to look that far into the future. My plans kind of faded out after year 3. ;) I think it's very unrealistic to think I'll have my student loans paid off by 2013... even if I get a 140k+ job, I still think it would take another 5 years to pay them back. But, here's to hoping!

Anyway... it was fun to put together. :) Strange that 30 is so close... and the year 2013! Still seems a little science-fiction-y! Even 2010 feels that way! haha.


Shtinkykat said...

Excellent plan! It may be possible to pay off your SLs within 3 years of graduating, depending upon your debt level. But whatever you do, don't do what I did - - stopped living like a student when I got my job. If you continue to live like a (starving) student after you graduate, you'll be motivated to pay off your debt sooner.

Grace. said...

I'm curious about the LLM. Unless you plan to teach law or become a tax attorney, what's the big advantage? Wouldn't it make more sense to work as a lawyer for a few years and take a bite out of all that student loan debt, then get the LLM if you still want it? But having a five year plan, whether or not you ultimately live up to it, is always a good idea.

Sunflowers said...

@Shtinkykat: I'll be at 200k-ish when I graduate... it'll really depend on how good of a job I can get. :\

@Grace: I think I'll write a post about this! There are a couple reasons for why I might want to do it...

Serendipity said...

I like this plan! Its making me want to type up one as well! I especially like going to different cities for Valentines Day every year. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi and thank you for the link.

Good luck with your plan

Laura :)

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