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Subject:  Re: What percentage of gross? Date:  1/3/2004  8:17 PM
Author:  malibu114 Number:  1646 of 5068

That percent is unintentional - it just happened that way in 2003. I could probably save even more, maybe up to 40% of gross, by making my pennies squeal. But I also like to live it up from time to time! BTW this probably also matters: I live in a rental apartment, and I am a single individual with no dependents.

Great point, Rocannon. I'm probably saving about 30-35% of my gross right now, but I also allow myself to live it up from time to time. I don't impulsively buy things, but if I want something after a few days/weeks/months then I will buy it. Of course I'll shop around for the best buy. :-)

I'm a single mother, and I want my daughter to be smart about money (she is). I don't think she should be raised to think spending money is bad. Just to think before she spends.

Donna

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