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Old 01-19-2013, 01:52 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by ronocnikral View Post
DW and I save about 40% - 50% of our gross income every year (including 5% employer match). We also give a tad over 10% to our church. We always have (even when we were "poor"), even when we were little, and will always continue to do such.

I don't count "charitable" contributions as part of my savings rate.
I agree.

It looks like we are in the "same ballpark" as you in regards to how we allocated our gross realized income for the last decade.

Charity 10%
Income taxes 25%
Other living expenses/ depr. 25%
Savings 40%

We feel blessed and it seems to work out ok for our family and my early retirement plans.

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