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#1 2013-05-22 02:57:20

mom
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Registered: 2012-04-25
Posts: 94

Please help with the process on how to work this out

Is it more profitable to receive $2000 now or $3500 in 10 years?  Assume that money can earn 6% interest compounded monthly.

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#2 2013-05-22 05:51:52

bobbym
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Re: Please help with the process on how to work this out

Hi mom;

I would take the 2000 right now and invest it at the 6% compounded monthly.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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