I have meant to write this post for a long while …
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My financial bucket list includes:
- Becoming debt free, including my mortgage. I’d like to try out what that’s like … having my whole pay cheque to myself instead of having to share it with my creditors. 😉
- Travel. There are some many places I would like to see in person; South Africa, Egypt, France, Australia, England, Ireland, California, Las Vegas, Halifax, and the list goes on
- I’d like to have a fully funded emergency fund. I have yet to come up with the magical number as I know it will be a lot less if I was debt-free. I am leaning towards $10,000. This seems like a nice even number.
- Be in a position to help my kids pay for some of their university education. I have long ago realized that when you spend your own money you tend to be more serious about the activity. So I only want to cover 1/2 of my kid’s education cost. I think that if they are really serious about it they will figure out how to get the rest. Hopefully through working part-time rather than student loans.
- Having said that I would love to be able to pay off any debt incurred by my kids while attaining their university education. Backwards maybe but I wouldn’t tell them that I am going to do it so hopefully it will make them work hard to achieve their education with minimal costs. Plus if I don’t tell them I could always change my mind!! 🙂
- Fully funded retirement accounts. While this one is last on my list, (only cause I realized I left it out) it would be my second priority after becoming debt-free. I don’t want to be on the “Freedom 85” plan.
That’s it for now. The list is much longer but those are the most important to me right now.