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|Subject: Re: Strategy comparison S&P500 vs. IUL [rev 1]||Date: 4/4/2013 6:18 PM|
|Author: aj485||Number: 71708 of 74536|
$4,330 Gross Income
$3,887 take home income (after withholdings)
$1,212.42 housing (including 1.25% prop taxes & 0.3% hazard insurance)
$433 consumer payments ($28,800 credit card balances @ 18%)
That's a loan at 28/35 DTI ratios.
$10,000 reserves (x6 months of total lifestyle expenses,)
$2,251 monthly discretionary income
So, the expenses you provided.....
$ 433 (consumer debt)
adds up to $1645 in debt payments. Take that from $3887, and you get $2242 in what you are calling 'discretionary' income. While you accounted for homeowner's insurance and property taxes, you didn't account for all those other expenses, like:
much of which is not really 'discretionary'.
And the 'x6 reserves' that you are showing only cover the debt payments, not the 'lifestyle expenses'.
So, how much of the $2242 'discretionary' income are you assuming is put into savings?
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