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Unhappy How many programs to apply for?

I'm getting ready to apply in the upcoming match season but I have no clue how many programs to apply to & since I'm short on cash but still don't wanna miss out on this year's match then I thought may be someone with more experience can help me.

YOG: 2011 (IMG)
Step 1 : 228
Step 2 ck : 212
CS Pass last week ( all steps first attempt )
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5 LoRs ,only 1 from a US doctor & 4 from home school
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going for IM.

please , please , please advise.
thank you in advance.
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50 for sure,
80 if you have the money.
100 if you have red flags
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50 for sure,
80 if you have the money.
100 if you have red flags
What is considered a red-flag?
thanks for your response btw & one more question , am I good enough for IM?
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What is considered a red-flag?
thanks for your response btw & one more question , am I good enough for IM?
I do not know for sure, your chance is from 0 to 100%

I cant comment, is my first match this year. but I think you should be fine
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