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**Loan Literacy 101**

## If you borrow $50,000 at an 8 percent annual interest rate, to be paid back over 20 years, do you know how much it will cost you?

If you make payments of $418.22 each month over a period of 20 years, you will pay $50,372.80 in total interest.That interest is more what you originally borrowed!It will cost you more than $100,000 to borrow $50,000.Do the math: $418.22 per month x 240 months =$100,372.80.

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Written by Ted Frick February 8, 2001 (revised June 24, 2012)