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Those expenses include fixed costs like taxes and mortgage, thus the savings need to come completely from the variable component. In Texas, one can have a lifestyle where a 3-person family manages an active lifestyle at about 2000 dollars. Net worth can rise faster or slower than these calculations which do not take investments and employer contributions in consederation.

After posting, I went back and looked at my number of 2000 dollars. It is a *post-tax* number. We can reasonably assume that you owed at least 2792 dollars in taxes which puts you in the right ballpark of 4792 for savings making my statement incorrect for you.

- TD
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