Here are three questions for you.

- If you put $5,000 into a savings account that offers 4% interest annually, how long before your money doubles?
- What happens if that rate is increased to 6%?
- If you own $10,000 on your credit card, and they charge you 24% interest, how long before your debt becomes $20,000?

If it takes you more than 45-seconds to answer ALL three questions, that’s too long.

It also means, you are unaware of one of the main Financial Rules.

And that’s okay. I did not know this rule till I turned 27.

But now that I know it, I can answer all three questions in a matter of seconds, without a calculator. By the way, the answers are … 18 years, 12 years, and 3 years.

Finances can seem complicated. But if we take the time to understand some simple ideas, the subject of money becomes much easier to understand.

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