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Investment Calculator

This calculator compares what happens when dues money is given to a union versus investing that same money in an investment account of your choice.

At first glance, union dues may not seem like that much. That is, until you start to add them up month after month, and year after year. Then, it becomes a lot more money than you may initially think. Especially when you add not only the dues money already paid, but also the returns you could have earned by putting your money into an investment account with compound interest. As you will see, this money could go a long way towards lots of other things.

Take a look at how much you could have earned over the years if, instead of paying union dues, you invested that money in an investment account. Simply answer the questions on the left and watch your dollars add up on the right.

Instructions:
Fill in the boxes below.


Enter Annual Dues:
$

(no commas or dollar signs please)

Enter Your Current Age:


Enter Your Planned Retirement Age:


Select Investment Rate of Return:


Years Until Your Retirement:

Your Potential Return on Investment (ROI)
# of Years
Invested
Union Dues
(spent by the union)
  Dues Amount
(invested + total return)
3  
5  
10  
 
Assumes dues paid monthly are invested monthly.
Investment rate of return is compounded monthly.
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