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Subject:  Re: What percentage of gross? Date:  1/5/2004  9:07 AM
Author:  ChocoKitty Number:  1693 of 5069

I had been saving around 40% of gross for quite some time, but found that was a bit too overboard. I've loosened up the pursestrings to save 20% of gross income consistently while increasing my fun money, but (in a reverse LAYM move) find myself sneaking extra dollars into my FIRE fund because "it's just sitting there and I'm not buying anything soon anyway." I snuck in an extra $200 to my FIRE fund last week just for that reason. It's actually kinda humorous.

I'd love to be able to save 50% of gross. That's still a target.

CK
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