T.i.P.S.

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Example

  • If Maggie’s family invests $15,000 into a savings account that earns 6.75% interest compounded annually, what will be the total value in the account after 10 years?
     

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TEKS

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    8.12 Personal financial literacy. The student applies mathematical process standards to develop an economic way of thinking and problem solving useful in one's life as a knowledgeable consumer and investor. The student is expected to:

    (C) explain how small amounts of money invested regularly, including money saved for college and retirement, grow over time

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