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The Rule of 72

Sometimes called the Bankers Rule

Divide your interest rate into 72 to find the approximate number of years it takes for money to double! This Rule of 72 concept works from a mathematical standpoint. It is not intended to represent an investment. We use rates of return, unlike actual investments which will fluctuate in value. It does not include fees or taxes, which would lower performance. It is unlikely that an investment would grow 10% or more on a consistent basis, given current market conditions.

How do you win a game if you don’t know the rules?

Do banks or insurance companies have any incentive to teach us this rule?

Who would benefit from learning this rule?

Shouldn’t we have learned this rule in school?

Introduce me to your family and friends so they can learn the “Rule of 72”

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