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A year ago, you deposited $30,000 into a retirement savings account at a fixed rate of 5.5 percent. Today, you could earn a fixed rate of 6.5 percent...


A year ago, you deposited $30,000 into a retirement savings account at a fixed rate of 5.5 percent. Today, you could earn a fixed rate of 6.5 percent on a similar type account. However, your rate is fixed and cannot be adjusted. How much less could you have deposited last year if you could have earned a fixed rate of 6.5 percent and still have the same amount as you currently will when you retire 38 years from today?



A year ago, you deposited $30,000 into a retirement savings account at a fixed rate of 5.5 percent. Today, you could earn a fixed rate of 6.5 percent on a similar type account. However, your rate is fixed and cannot be adjusted. How much less could you have deposited last year if you could have earned a fixed rate of 6.5 percent and still have the same amount as you currently will when you retire 38 years from today?

This question was asked on Jan 27, 2013.

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