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Author: monica3674 One star, 50 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 5068  
Subject: Re: Savings rate - Long Date: 1/4/2004 11:55 AM
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Monthly expenses at 50% of 115K = (115000 * 0.5)/12 ~ 4792 (50% savings)
Monthly expenses at 40% of 115K = (115000 * 0.4)/12 ~ 3833 (60% savings)

Extra savings required = 4792-3833 = $959(appx.)
Couple of suggestions -
- You can set an expense target instead of a savings target. That way, when your income continues to grow, your savings will grow even faster. - TD


I really like this idea of an expense target - track expenses and make sure that they're under x dollars each month. This seems like a good challenge! As always, the fixed expenses are easy to document. It's the discretionary expenses that will take some work to track.

Thanks!

Monica
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