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Chapter 18. Building Investment Formulas > Working Toward an Investment Goal

Working Toward an Investment Goal

Instead of just seeing where an investment will end up, it's often desirable to have a specific monetary goal in mind and then ask yourself, “What will it take to get me there?”

Answering that question means solving for one of the four main future value parameters—interest rate, number of periods, regular deposit, and initial deposit—while holding the other parameters (and, of course, your future value goal) constant. The next four sections take you through this process.


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