Step Four: Spend 20 Percent on Savings and Debt Repayments. Now about the extra ๛ you pay on that credit card each month. That's neither a want nor a need. It's the ൜" in the 50ቺተ rule. It's in a class all its own. You should spend at least 20 percent of your after_tax income repaying debts and saving money in your emergency fund and your retirement accounts.
Harvard bankruptcy expert Elizabeth Warren_named by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World_coined the ൺቺተ rule" for spending and saving with her daughter, Amelia Warren Tyagi. They co_authored a book in 2005: "All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan." So how does the 50ቺተ plan work? Here's how Warren and Tyagi recommend you organize your budget.