Tag: rule of 72

China Might Have A Different Kind of Economic Control


Know-it-all bureaucrats are the enemy of innovation and growth

Arithmetic Helps Solve Retirement Planning


Finding how variables act together makes planning easier and more motivating.

A Little Quiz About Compound Interest


Nobody correctly guesses rates of return over long periods.

Capital Accumulation Is Difficult


In the beginning, most of us have trouble saving money. It requires judgements about the use of money and about time. In particular, the present versus the future. How we assess the value of a future benefit is crucial to this judgement. If we… Continue Reading “Capital Accumulation Is Difficult”

The Rule of 72 And How It Helps


It takes some effort to catch the meaning behind exponential growth.

The Financial Planning Puzzle


Financial planning needs a guide. At least in the beginning.

The Essence of Planning


You cannot hit targets you cannot see.

The Last Double


No one is intuitive with compound interest. Learn some helpers.

Start Saving Sooner


The first dollars you save count for more.

A Little Investment Math Lesson


Learn about the last double.

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