This won’t be an exact science, just looking for some guidelines or someone that has spent the time to figure this out.. I will typically adjust the formula for a safety margin.

I have VTSAX

VTSAX has paid dividends from .11 (eleven cents) to approx .27 cents (twenty seven cents).

I am making an assumption that at some point in time VTSAX will be 75 dollars a share (maybe this is when I’m FI)

I will need to ‘sell’ approx. 50-75 shares per month for living expenses sometime in the future

My objective is to have enough shares to exceed my consumption, meaning – if I need to sell 50-75 @ 75 dollars a share per month for living – I would like the dividends to purchase 100-125 shares per month on average (understanding dividends purchase quarterly).

Anyone ever put pencil to paper (or excel) to come up with a formula?

Just looking for a guideline -

Thanks in advance,

NWOutlier (Steve)