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Old 12-27-2016, 11:01 AM   #1
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Question about FIRECalc Spending Entry

I have been playing with the FIRECalc calculator and have a question about the entry for Spending. Should I enter the pre-tax or after-tax amount that I will spend?

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Pre-tax. FIREcalc considers taxes to be part of your spending, just like groceries, clothing, insurance, etc.
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What I did is a faux tax calculation based on my other responses (on SS, pension, etc) and then just added the tax to my living costs. Close enough.

Don't forget state income taxes if applicable.
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