Originally Posted by ronocnikral
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.
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.
Income taxes 25%
Other living expenses/ depr. 25%
We feel blessed and it seems to work out ok for our family and my early retirement plans.