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TOOLS: How Much To Invest Each Month?

March 19th, 2008 at 06:43 am

Welcome to the latest series on this wildly popular website. With this series, I will be sharing how you can use some of the calculators from the "

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TOOLS" page to take your financial plan to the next level.

In the
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, I shared how you can calculate the amount you need to save for retirement.

For many people, the number revealed by completing the retirement nest-egg calculation leads to an "Oh Crap" Moment, but it is usually easier to achieve than one would initially think.

Introducing another great tool available via the "TOOLS" link at the top of the page the
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In the previous post, I calculated that one would need $3,699,458 to receive the equivalent of $75,000 per year upon retirement in 35 years.

The immediate next question is "How much do I need to invest each month to achieve $3,699,458 in 35 years?"

Using the
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Investment Value Calculator
, I can quickly calculate the number.



If one has not started investing, then $575 needs to be invested every single month with an annual return of 12% to achieve the goal.

Isn't that cool? I LOVE this stuff! For just $6,900 per year, one can ensure a secure non-Social Security-reliance retirement!

What is your number?

In the next post, I will be sharing about another tool that shows you how extra money toward your mortgage each month reduces the life of that mortgage!

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1 Responses to “TOOLS: How Much To Invest Each Month?”

  1. Nika Says:

    2 problems
    1) Have you been getting 12% return the last 2 years? If so, what are you invested in?
    2)$75,000 won't be worth much in 35 years.

    Not raining on your parade, just these 2 things have been bugging me.

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