Finance Friday: High School Math to the Rescue for Our Retirement Accounts

Think back to your high school math days. Inevitably, some student at some point in a math class (usually algebra) asks, “Are we ever gonna use this stuff in real life?” Good math teachers pounced on that one to present real-life applications that inspired their students to use their math knowledge to get ahead in life. Unfortunately, a lot of today’s workers must have been daydreaming during that discussion, because looking at our retirement saving behavior as a nation, we missed that math boat.


About Mike Wilson

Michael L. Wilson, MBA, CFP®, CRC®, is the owner of Integrity Financial Planning. Prior to founding Integrity in 1998, he worked for two years as a faculty member at the College for Financial Planning in Denver, training other financial advisors. Mike has 10 years of experience in the mutual fund industry, having worked with Fidelity Investments and Invesco Mutual Funds. He holds an MBA in Finance from Baylor University. Learn more about his work at
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