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Old 08-01-2009, 08:40 AM   #1
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Spreadsheet SWR question

I set up a simple spreadsheet tracking my monthly SWR, but I'm wondering if I'm double counting my cash pile. I have a budget set up, and then I enter all our actual expenses and then subtract our income (real estate rentals, DW income and return on cash) to come up with a net amount of cash needed monthly to live on. I use that cash amount needed to come up with my annualized SWR (multiply it by 12 and then divide it by the total portfolio value).

Am I double counting the cash since I include it in the total portfolio value denominator but also reduce expenses by the amount of interest it throws off? Should I reduce the total portfolio amount by the cash pile?
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Old 08-01-2009, 09:45 AM   #2
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If you are including the cash in your portfolio value, the interest should also be added to the portfolio value. It should not be used to offset your expenses. ie. if I correctly understand what you're saying.
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