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You need to save over $500,000 over the next 9 years, how much should be deposited monthly if the...

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You need to save over $500,000 over the next 9 years, how much should be deposited monthly if the investments earns 5% interest compounded at the end of each month?

Monthly Interest:

Monthly compounding of interest involves the addition of calculated interest to the account balance at the end of each month. This results in a faster growth of the account balance than annual interest compounding.

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Let

  • FV = future value desired = $500,000
  • PMT = monthly payment
  • r = monthly interest rate = 5% / 12 = 0.4167%
  • n = number of months = 9 * 12 = 108

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