Volunteering gives Aimee DeCamillo the chance to share financial concepts with school kids
By Aimee DeCamillo
I volunteer quarterly with a local sixth grade class. My favorite lesson is teaching about the power of compounding interest. I give the children an option: You can have a million dollars today or a penny that doubles every day for 31 days. Which would you choose?
Of course, most of the children jump at the chance for a million dollars. Who wouldn’t? But when you show them the math, they realize how those pennies add up and grow over time. In the end, the near $11 million you would have after 31 days makes the million-dollar offer look like spare change.
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