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NEFE High School Financial Planning Program Unit Three – Investing: Making Money Work for You Bell Ringer: pg. 28 True/False 1.Adam started saving $50.

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1 NEFE High School Financial Planning Program Unit Three – Investing: Making Money Work for You Bell Ringer: pg. 28 True/False 1.Adam started saving $50 per month when he turned 18, while Beth started saving $100 per month when she turned 24. They both earn 6% on their money. Beth will have more money by the time they both turn A dollar today is worth less than a dollar in the future. 3.The higher the interest rate, the less time it takes to reach a savings goal.

2 NEFE High School Financial Planning Program Unit Three – Investing: Making Money Work for You Unit 3 - Investing: Making Money Work for You

3 NEFE High School Financial Planning Program Unit Three – Investing: Making Money Work for You Saving vs Investing Saving: short term goals money very safemoney very safe Earns a small amount of interestEarns a small amount of interest Easy to get money when you need itEasy to get money when you need it Investing: longer term goals No guarantee money will growNo guarantee money will grow Normal for investments to rise and fall inNormal for investments to rise and fall in value over time value over time Long-run can earn more than savingsLong-run can earn more than savings

4 NEFE High School Financial Planning Program Unit Three – Investing: Making Money Work for You 3-A Savings and Investments UniqueSavingsFeatures UniqueInvestmentFeatures CommonFeatures What are some features common to both investments and savings?

5 NEFE High School Financial Planning Program Unit Three – Investing: Making Money Work for You The Advantage of Starting Early You invest $2,000 every year in an account that earns 7% each year for 10 yearsYou invest $2,000 every year in an account that earns 7% each year for 10 years You let your money sit – still earning 7% - until age 65You let your money sit – still earning 7% - until age 65 Total Investment = $20,000 Your Sister waits until she is 31 – did the same thing you did - 7% for 35 years until age 65Your Sister waits until she is 31 – did the same thing you did - 7% for 35 years until age 65 Total Investment = $70,000 Who has more money? You = $361,418Your Sister = $276,474

6 NEFE High School Financial Planning Program Unit Three – Investing: Making Money Work for You Time Value of Money 1.The more money you have to save ore invest, the more money you are likely to earn 2.The higher the rate of interest you earn, the more money you are likely to have 3.The sooner you invest your money, the more time it has to make new money

7 NEFE High School Financial Planning Program Unit Three – Investing: Making Money Work for You Investing Weekly at 5% Interest 3-B Amount Saved Per Week Value After 10 Years $ 7.00 $ $ $ $ $ 4,720 $ 9,440 $ 14,160 $ 18,880 $ 23,600 1

8 NEFE High School Financial Planning Program Unit Three – Investing: Making Money Work for You Interest Earned Interest – payment you receive for allowing a financial institution to use your moneyEarned Interest – payment you receive for allowing a financial institution to use your money Simple Interest – a simple fee paid to you on your principalSimple Interest – a simple fee paid to you on your principal Interest = Principal x interest rate x time Example: You open a savings account with $1,000 at a 3% simple APR. What will you earn in interest in the first year? $1,000 x.03 x 1 = $30 interest earned every year

9 NEFE High School Financial Planning Program Unit Three – Investing: Making Money Work for You Compound Interest ***One of the MOST POWERFUL principals in personal finance! *** Earning interest on interestEarning interest on interest Each time your interest compounds, it gets added back to your account and becomes part of your principalEach time your interest compounds, it gets added back to your account and becomes part of your principalExample: $1,000 x.05 x 1 = $50 interest in year one $1,050 x.05 x 1 = $52.50 interest earned in year two What will you start with in year 3?

10 NEFE High School Financial Planning Program Unit Three – Investing: Making Money Work for You Compounding You can use this formula to calculate compound interest: A = P (1 + i) A = P (1 + i) A = amount in the account P = principal I = interest rate N = number of years compounded How much will you have after 5 years if you put $100 principal in account earning 10% n

11 NEFE High School Financial Planning Program Unit Three – Investing: Making Money Work for You 3-G Answers to Exercise 3B 8% 4%$10.40$10.82 Interest Rate1 Year2 Years4 Years6 Years ??? ? ?? $10.80$15.87$13.60$11.66 $12.65$

12 NEFE High School Financial Planning Program Unit Three – Investing: Making Money Work for You Rule of 72 3-H 72 Interest Rate = Years Needed to Double Investment 72 Interest Rate Required = Years Needed to Double Investment

13 NEFE High School Financial Planning Program Unit Three – Investing: Making Money Work for You Bell Ringer: pg Adam started saving $50 per month when he turned 18, while Beth started saving $100 per month when she turned 24. They both earn 6% on their money. Beth will have more money by the time they both turn 30. FALSE – Although they both invested $7,200 over the years, the power of compound interest was working longer for Adam, so he will have more money when they turn 30.

14 NEFE High School Financial Planning Program Unit Three – Investing: Making Money Work for You Bell Ringer: pg A dollar today is worth less than a dollar in the future. FALSE. A dollar is worth more today than a dollar in the future because of inflation.

15 NEFE High School Financial Planning Program Unit Three – Investing: Making Money Work for You Bell Ringer: pg The higher the interest rate, the less time it takes to reach a savings goal. TRUE. The higher the rate, the faster the money will grow, and the sooner you will reach a savings goal.


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