The Time Value Of Money

Mark has a credit card with a $5,000 balance. His interest rate is 19%, and the credit card company requires a minimum 2% payment, this is $100 per month.

This interest calculator will show how much total interest Mark will pay.

Write a short paper (300–500 words) that answers the following questions:

  • How long will it take for Mark get his balance to $0? (Use the interest calculator linked above.)
  • What strategies should Mark use to pay off the card sooner?

Please submit your assignment.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

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ExpectationPoints PossiblePoints EarnedCommentsAssignment-Specific: Accurately determined the length of time to pay off debt.


Assignment-Specific: Identified strategy (or strategies) for paying off debt sooner.


Assignment-Specific: Demonstrated understanding of the lesson.


Organization: Assignment presents information logically and is clearly relevant to discussion topic.


Professional Language: Assignment contains accurate grammar, spelling, and punctuation with few or no errors.


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Reference (2020). Credit card interest calculator. Retrieved from

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