I also agree with the router before the miter saw. In fact, I agree that the miter saw is nice to have, but far from necessary. After the router I suggest a good random orbit sander, cordless drill, and jig saw. These 3 items will come in, most likely, less than a good bandsaw. Research the sander and drill to see what you feel best meets your needs. I would go with a Bosch jig saw. These additions will allow you to do many different projects and not break the bank--well not totally anyway I hope. A router table would be a good addition too.
If I had to prioritize items it would be:
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