
Does it make much of a difference whether you start early in saving
for retirement?
Try some numbers and see for yourself!
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Examples: 
Click these two buttons to see the difference. 

Display an example of an early investor. 

Display an example of a late investor. 


Practice: 
Choose numbers in the six menus and watch the numbers in
the three boxes change. 

How much money will you earn each year? 

What percent of your earnings will you deposit into
retirement savings? 

What percent interest will you gain on your investment
each year? 

At what age will you start making deposits? 

How many years will you make deposits? 

At what age will you retire? 



This is your annual savings. 

This is the total amount you will deposit. 

This is how much money you will have when you retire. 

(For simplicity, numbers are rounded to the nearest 1000.) 