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Subject:  Re: What percentage of gross? Date:  1/7/2004  9:29 AM
Author:  decath Number:  1736 of 5138

My savings/investing % breakdown at the beginning of 2003 was the following:

living expenses: 48%
charities: 10%
E-Fund: 12%
FIRE Investing: 30%

Later on in the year, my wife stopped working and my college age daughter ran out of money so my %'s were adjusted to the following:

living expenses: 60%
charities: 5%
Daughter's college: 6%
E-Fund: 9%
Fire Investing: 20%

I'm hoping to get back to where I was by Febuary of this year. My wife and daughter is agressively seeking employment and the daughter has applied for a small school loan. My daughter is on a partial basketball scholarship that pays for books and tuition but not room and board.

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