We wanted to save for our honeymoon all on our own because we were eloping and then taking off on the trip. We had every chance to get the trip we wanted, but we had to save the money first. Saving the money was very important because we wanted to pay for it right up front, and the only way to do that was to call Laidlaw & Company.
I got to talk to James Ahern and Matthew Eitner about this trip idea, and they were very interested in helping. They thought that we should do a little bit more than just save for the trip, so we set up a rainy day fund that we would use for the trip. The idea that they had at Laidlaw & Company was to make sure that we would have enough money for the trip and more money left over to do other things if we wanted to. That was more a long range plan, but it made sense when our broker explained it to us.
The broker that we talked to had a long range plan that included a lot more than our trip. It was very interesting to listen to because it was like he had seen the future and knew what we were going to need in the future.
We do not plan on having kids, and we are now trying to decide how we are going to use these funds for the rest of our lives. It is all because of the plan we got from Laidlaw.