discretionary income

/dəsˌkrɛʃənri ˈɪnkʌm/ (say duhs.kreshuhnree 'inkum)

income which is above that needed for subsistence and which may be spent at the earner's discretion.
Compare disposable income.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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