Whether you’re just entering the job scene or you’re on the verge of retirement, it’s never too early or too late to save. Time is the most valuable asset when it comes to savings, so taking advantage of it early on will pay off… literally.
The table below illustrates the impact of saving early. The first scenario shows a saver who invests $200 every month for 40 years. Assuming a 6% annual rate of return, this saver would have accumulated $400,289 by the age of 65.
The second scenario shows a saver who does not start saving at age 25, but decides to wait five years. At a $200 per month savings rate and a 6% annual rate of return, the account value by the time this saver reaches age 65 is $286,367 — a significant amount less. This is because they missed out on 5 years of earning and compounding. For saver two to achieve the same results as saver one at age 65, he/she would have to save $280/month as compared to $200/month.
Additionally, when you’re young you can afford to take risks financially. Consider distributing your money into multiple funds and accounts – some safe, some risky. That way if the risky investment tanks, you haven’t put all your eggs in one basket. Doing this when you’re young gives you time to make that money back. On the other hand, if your risk pays off you can have an opportunity for potentially higher returns over time.
1Title-Secured Loans, Secured LOCs and Title Pawns: Maximum loan amount in Tennessee is $6,500, assuming customer qualifies for and accepts both the Pledge max of $2,500 and Secured LOC max of $4,000. Minimum loan amount for title-secured loans in South Carolina is $601.
Must be at least 18 years of age (19 in Alabama). Account approval requires satisfaction of all eligibility requirements, including a credit inquiry, a motor vehicle appraisal and a review of title condition. Must present valid government issued ID. Proof of income documentation and ability to repay analysis is required in some Texas locations. Certain other eligibility requirements and terms & conditions apply. Funded amounts vary by state and product.
2Personal Unsecured Loans/LOCs: Unsecured loan amounts and products not available in all stores/states. Max loan amount for first time borrowers is $1,000 ($500 for an in-store personal loan in AZ). Returning customers with a good payment history may qualify for higher loan amounts, currently up to $2,500. Loans above $1,000 ($500 for an in-store personal loan in AZ) require two consecutive pay stubs showing direct deposit. In-Store: Account approval requires satisfaction of all eligibility requirements, including a credit inquiry. Bring in proof of income (dated within the last 30 days), active bank account details (dated within the last 45 days), proof of residency, a voided check, and a valid government-issued ID to apply. In AZ, a valid AZ motor vehicle registration in your name is also required. Min $601 in SC. Without SSN or ITIN, max loan amount is $350. Online: If you do not have an SSN or ITIN, please visit us in store to apply.< Additional items required for eligibility, including: a valid and active email address and telephone number, a valid SSN, and proof of residency for the state in which you are applying (currently AZ, SC, TN or TX). Min $610 in SC. Certain other terms and conditions may apply. Online personal loans are facilitated by TitleMax, and applicants will be redirected to a different domain to apply.
– In Tennessee, TitleBucks offers title pledges, and secured and unsecured Lines of Credit (“LOC”). Only one LOC account allowed per customer, inclusive of other lenders. LOC customers are subject to a periodic income (and collateral, if applicable) review/validation. Refinancing is not available for the Tennessee Pledge product.
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