How much $$$ do you guys save a month?

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I'm fortunate enough to have a job where I can live  comfortably off of one of my two paychecks a month, so I'm saving ~ $2000 a month ...I have a well-paying job but my whole first year of savings is going into student loans, including the midyear bonus i just got 
.  My girl says that I can be cheap sometimes
but in the sense that I don't ever buy new clothes and such for myself, even if I'll still pay for her meals/tickets.  She got mad cause I went to look at Sperrys, saw that they were cose to $100 and instead got some GBX shoes from sears to wear to work instead
.  Oh well, my goal is to be debt-free by 25.  Unless there's an easily liquidable investment that returns 5% or better, I just wanna get rid of my student debt asap...

Anyone have any tips on stacking? My tip is to set a hard budget and save half of any unexpected money you come across- but the rest is for your to spend on anything you want.  That way you're still able to enjoy yourself-guilt free when some $$ comes your way while still saving more than you think you are.
 
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just got some advice from the "how to get rich" thread.


made a extra account... named it "Savings"

put 10% of what i had on me ($50)

and will drop ten percent of everything i gain into it.

 
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My Student Loans is about 14k and I`m 22, they havent started yet, but I wanna have those knocked out in 2-3 years.
 

adiosburritos

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60% of every paycheck is saved

don't understand how people can spend money on random things just to live paycheck to paycheck
 
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Originally Posted by adiosburritos

60% of every paycheck is saved

don't understand how people can spend money on random things just to live paycheck to paycheck


not calling ducktales on you...

but can you post a screenshot of how much paper you got saved up?

i think this is REALLY amazing.


  
 
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Just paid off my student loans,only debt I have is my car insurance that I put on a cc but ill pay it off before. I get charged interest. I pay 6 months at a time. But I need to stop buying anything for a while. I should be able to save one full paycheck/month.
 

Pathos

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Originally Posted by ricky409

Originally Posted by adiosburritos

60% of every paycheck is saved

don't understand how people can spend money on random things just to live paycheck to paycheck


not calling ducktales on you...

but can you post a screenshot of how much paper you got saved up?

i think this is REALLY amazing.


  
 i'd like too know as well, do you eliminate splurging?
 
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