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Savings Goal Calculator

Savings Goal Calculator

What will it take to help reach your savings goals? This financial calculator helps you find out. Enter in your savings plan and view graphically your financial results. Click the report button to get more information about your plan, and what you can do to make sure that it is on track.

Please refer to the "Definitions" directly below the calculator area to help you understand each section of the calculator.

Savings Goal Calculator Descriptions

  • Savings Goal
    • The amount you wish to have in savings at the end of this savings plan.
  • Years To Save
    • The number of years you have to save.
  • Monthly Savings
    • Total amount of money you currently have saved toward your savings goal.
  • Expected Rate of Return
    • This is the annually compounded rate of return you expect from your savings (after taxes). The actual rate of return is largely dependent on the types of investments you select. The Standard & Poor's 500® (S&P 500®) for the 10 years ending Dec. 1st, 2014, had an annual compounded rate of return of 8.06%, including reinvestment of dividends. From January 1970 through to Dec. 2014, the average annual compounded rate of return for the S&P 500®, including reinvestment of dividends, was approximately 10.7% (source: www.standardandpoors.com). Since 1970, the highest 12-month return was 61% (June 1982 through June 1983). The lowest 12-month return was -43% (March 2008 to March 2009). Savings accounts at a financial institution may pay as little as 0.25% or less but carry significantly lower risk of loss of principal balances. It is important to remember that these scenarios are hypothetical and that future rates of return can't be predicted with certainty and that investments that pay higher rates of return are generally subject to higher risk and volatility. The actual rate of return on investments can vary widely over time, especially for long-term investments. This includes the potential loss of principal on your investment. It is not possible to invest directly in an index and the compounded rate of return noted above does not reflect sales charges and other fees that Separate Account investment funds and/or investment companies may charge.
  • Expected Annual Inflation Rate
    • This is what you expect for the average long-term inflation rate. A common measure of inflation in the U.S. is the Consumer Price Index (CPI). From 1925 through 2014 the CPI has a long-term average of 3.0% annually. Over the last 40 years highest CPI recorded was 13.5% in 1980. For 2014, the last full year available, the CPI was 1.8% annually as reported by the Minneapolis Federal Reserve.

Calculator Disclaimer

The Calculator Planning Tools are provided to you for illustrative purposes and are not guaranteed or intended to provide advice. The calculations you perform are based on the information you enter and should be used only as guidelines. The calculations do not represent terms or interest rates available from First Bank or whether you qualify for an account or loan. For more information please see our full Terms of Use or Contact Us if you have questions.