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Subject:  Re: What percentage of gross? Date:  1/4/2004  9:26 AM
Author:  nukenick Number:  1658 of 5076

<<<How about all of you? How much are you currently saving towards retirement, as a percentage of gross? How much would you LIKE to save towards retirment as a percentage of gross? -dianakalt>>>>

This is really bad but I only save about 17% on retirement. 11% in my IRA and I max my TSP plan that a couple of you guys turned me on to. Thanks by the way. I also take the left overs from my monthly budget and put it into some high risk stock (favs are the sat Rad companies XMSR and SIRI and ERTS). I can't say that it is an actual percentage but it is a coupla (short for "couple-of").

LIKE TO SAVE:

A few months ago I was saving tons, and I wasn't happy. I bumped up my spending on the budget and i admit that I am enjoying life more. My goal for this year was to reduce the high risk stock purchases and save more. I know that the first one will come easy enough but the second I will have a hard time with. I like to snowboard and goe visit my girlfriend and both of those things are long distance and expensive. Anyway a happy medium needs to be found and I know that I will be able to find it. I am glad I have the magic of compounding on my side.

LAter all
Nick
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