Pay Yourself First

Think you don't make enough money to save some of it? Think again!

If you earn $25,000 a year for 40 years, you will have earned $1 million dollars! Earn $35,000 for 40 years, and you've earned $1.4 million dollars. And if you earn $45,000 for 40 years, you'd have made $1.8 million dollars!

Pay yourself first and you can get ahead in the savings game. Here's what can happen when you save just $100 a month for 40 years:

  • At three percent interest, you would have about $93,000.
  • At five percent interest, you'd have about $153,240.
  • If you got a nine percent interest, you'd have about $472,000.

That's the power of paying yourself first! After all, it's not what you earn - it's what you keep!

The hypothetical percentage rates and values are for illustrative purposes only and do not represent any actual investment. Rates of return are consistent nominal rates, unlike actual investments, which will fluctuate in value. Subject to applicable taxes. If fees and taxes were included, results would be lower. Investing entails risks, including loss of principal. Units, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original value.

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