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IMHO, the OP would need to save much more than 30-50% of future raises if he really wants to FI/RE. Why not strive for saving ALL (or maybe 90%) of future raises?

It would be hard to disagree, but I didn't want to sound greedy. However, potential life changers like wife and kids, maybe wanting/needing nicer wardrobe as you move up the corporate food chain. Or, to be consistant with the thread, maybe wanting an even nicer vacation. So spit it 50/50.

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