Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
No. of Recommendations: 2
Looking just at the math aspect of things, in order to get the present value of that future amount of money you calculated, you'd divide that figure by (1 + the inflation rate)^ number of years

So $1,000,000 30 years from now assuming an annualized 3% inflation rate would be:

$1,000,000/(1.03)^30 = $411,987.00

I always dislike doing that calculation. :)

Mike
Print the post  

Announcements

What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement