And you gave 30% away, you would still have $67,000 to live on. That could fund:
$100/month cell phone
$400/month for two car payments
$500/month for gasoline and insurance
$200/month “fun money”
$200/month college savings
And STILL have $1400 left per month to determine where to spend. You could theoretically have all of the above and give over 40% of your money away.
If you made $50,000 and drove cars that were paid for, cut your mortgage, retirement, fun money, clothes money, and grocery bill by $1200/month total, you could still give 30% away and have all you need (and more).
And yet Americans struggle to give even 10% away. Lord have mercy on us for dreaming the wrong dreams.
(And I know I’m not taking into account taxes and health insurance and stuff like that. I’m just saying we could be way more generous).