It's always good to have a 5 year plan. It means you can look forward to things, plan well and have some aims in life rather than simply "drift along". Also some things take time to happen so it allows you to take steps so you can be where you want to be in 5 years time. Mine is: -Finish my HNC at college at June 07 -Get a new job in my field of study. Hopefully earn more and save more cash -June 08 my girlfriend will finish Uni in Russia and will be a fully qualified doctor. At this point we will have been going out for 5 years. She will hopefully come over here and I guess if we feel ready at the time we will settle down/get married. -At this point, perhaps I will get a house with her, although I already have a house with my brother so Im not sure how things will pan out. -Beyond that is hard to predict so no plan there. What's yours?