and possessions are a very effective tool that He uses to grow us up. Therefore,
we shouldnt ask, God, why are You doing this to me? but God,
what do You want me to learn?
Financial Planning Principles
1. There are no independent
2. The more long-range the perspective
the better the decisions today.
3. Financial decisions made today have lifetime
Rule of 72
Have you heard of the Rule of 72? Its a very simple but profound principle. 72
divided by the interest rate reveals the length of time it will take for your
money to double. For example, if you started supporting yourself at age twenty
and for the next forty years you always spent $1000 less than you earned and you
invested that $1000 each year in an investment earning at least 12.5% interest,
at age sixty you would have an investment fund of $1,000,000.
if you are already at age forty, you can spend $10,000 per year less than you
earn, invest it at 12.5% interest, and you can still accumulate the $1,000,000.
The 12.5% and $1,000,000 are not magical nor necessarily even desirable, but they
do illustrate what has been called the eighth wonder of the world - the "magic
Magic of Compounding
The magic of compounding results from the relationship between an interest rate
and a time period. For a $10,000 investment:
can work for or against you. Investment through compounding reaps huge benefits
in the long run, but it can also tie you down with interests.
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