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The Mathematics of Retirement Investing
Mathematical Scientist (2013)
  • Marlena Herman, Rowan University
  • Paul J. Laumakis, Rowan University
The purpose of this paper is to illustrate both the power and utility of mathematics in helping people devise savings plans for retirement. In addition to demonstrating how spreadsheets can be useful in retirement planning, the development of an analytical model based on discrete dynamical systems is provided. A discussion of the fundamentals of mutual funds investing is also included, along with a list of retirement investing planning resources.
  • Difference equation,
  • discrete dynamical systems,
  • mathematical modeling,
  • spreadsheets
Publication Date
June, 2013
Citation Information
Marlena Herman and Paul J. Laumakis. "The Mathematics of Retirement Investing" Mathematical Scientist Vol. 38 Iss. 1 (2013) p. 43 - 49 ISSN: 0312-3685
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