Posted by **B.B.** on Friday, June 19, 2009 at 8:33pm.

Here is my problem: Annual Earnings. A recent survey reported the following average annual earnings: Retail salesperson $13,000 Taxi Driver $23,000 High school teacher $38,000 President of the United States $400,000 If a teacher puts 3% of the salary shown into a retirement fund each year, how many years will it take for the principal in the fund (excluding interest) to accumulate to the amount that a retail salesperson earns in 1 year? My answer is that 3% of the teacher salary would be a $124 therefore it would take about 10.5 years. Is this correct?

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**DrBob222**, Friday, June 19, 2009 at 8:39pm
0.03 x 38,000 looks more like $1,140 to me.

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**B.B.**, Friday, June 19, 2009 at 9:00pm
Thanks. Would this change how many years?

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, June 19, 2009 at 9:36pm
Yes. It does change the number of years.

13,000 / 1,140 = ??

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