Posted by **zeenat** on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 8:51am.

You think that in 15 years it will cost $214,000 to provide your child with a 4-year college education. Will you have enough if you take $75,000 today and invest it for the next 15 years at 5%?

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**Reiny**, Monday, July 22, 2013 at 8:55am
is 75000(1.05)^ 15 more or less than 214000 ?

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**zeenat**, Monday, July 22, 2013 at 9:23am
it's more than 214000.

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**Reiny**, Monday, July 22, 2013 at 10:34am
nope,

75000(1.05)^15

= 75000(2.0789..

= 155919.61 < 214000

so it would not be enough

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**James**, Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 4:37pm
Where are you getting the 1.05 from?

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**James**, Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 4:39pm
If you just use the Table of Future Value Factors, you'll see that 5% at 15 years is 2.079. Therefore, 75,000 * 2.079 = 155,925. I am really confused as to where the 1.05 comes from...

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**James**, Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 4:41pm
nevermind... it's the same as 5%. I get it.

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