61% post tax.
We saved 86.5% of our post tax income this year, and we’re aiming for 90% this year. It’ll be tough - probably won’t make it. We didn’t include dividends in our income last year, when possibly we should have. So that would change the sums a bit!
Single Income, No Kids here in a HCOL area. I have multiple income streams so I try to focus on just the 9-5 income for spending and save everything else. With that, I have a minimum savings rate of 50% post-tax plus whatever income comes in through dividends, rental income, and part-time jobs.
Love these answers. They show the range of our community, and we are all on valid paths. Here are my numbers:
Currently saving 55% of my gross income:
- Retirement (includes employer match) - 34%
- Savings - 21%
I am starting to get some affiliate sales from my blog, and 100% of that will get put in savings as well. There isn’t really enough to count yet, but my goal is to be able to respond here next time next year stating that I can save 50% of my gross income
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It is never too late to start saving money, however the sooner you start, the better. Start with splitting the amount your spending in two: one for saving another for ‘wants’ gradually increasing the amount of savings.
Most of my Salary is in EPF and I am getting 8% on that.
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For me, the simplified method works well because the bulk of my savings are coming out of my net income. If that’s not the case for you, it may not be the best way for you to calculate your savings rate. that’s what I learn from SBS Financial Advisory
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