Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Finance: The Time Value of Money

Inflation and the Time Value of Money:

Definition of inflation: Rate at which prices as a whole are increasing. 

When a bank offers to pay 6 percent on a savings account, it promises to pay interest of $60 for every $1,000 you deposit. The bank fixes the number of dollars that it pays, but it doesn’t provide any assurance of how much those dollars will buy. If the value of your investment increases by 6 percent, while the prices of goods and services increase by 10 percent, you actually lose ground in terms of the goods you can buy.