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# Which is better?

Which is better: One raise per year of \$2000 or a raise of \$500 every six months for an indefinite time?

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\$500 every six months is better. To prove it take a \$10,000 a year salary; \$500 every six months; \$2,000 per year….. 1st year \$5,000+\$5,500=\$10,500 vs \$10,000 2nd year; \$6,000+\$6,500=\$12,500 vs \$12,000 3rd year; \$7,000+\$7,500=14,500 vs \$14,000.

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