First please excuse this if it's a little sloppy, it's late where I live and I wanted to post this question before I forgot about it.
Now I've scanned through all the forum post for modern day and Delta Green and can't find the topic I'm looking for or maybe I have missed it by chance but what I'm curious to know is: How do you handle the finances for the agents in Delta Green? To elaborate do you go by the COC character Investigator yearly income and property for the 1990's in the corebook or do you actually look up to see how much that particular job in that agency actually makes and allow that to be their income? Also when you have determined the amount they receive, how do you distribute it in the game world and make it seem realistic? What I mean is how much of the overall total would go into your house? or your vehicles for various family members? or to bills, or stock, or maybe a second home in another state, or all the accumulated furniture and various other things families spend money on for their living space? Then after all that how much would they have on there person or in a bank account to spend on Delta Green operations, or how much could they spend before it started to cause various problems for the individual? (Examples) wife starts to notice and becomes angered at spending and not knowing where the money is going, starts to affect home life and ability to purchase things that are a necessity for the household, start to fall behind on bills, etc.
I try to run very realistic games and it has been something that has bothered me for sometime now. Any advice/help would be appreciated or am I being a little to detailed about something that's not that important or doesn't actually make a difference? I feel it does but I could see how some people would view it as a waste of time.