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Kim’s Opinion: You will be shocked by the true cost of an iPhone

The latest smartphones are expensive. We sure love them, and we sure have our favorites.

But what if I told you that your iPhone addiction will cost you $300,000? No joke.

Website Flipsy released numbers that might make you think twice about getting the latest phone and signing up for a pricey data plan.

Say you upgrade your phone every 32 months (and most people do this more often). Next, add that the average American spends $88 a year on apps and a data plan is $80 a month.

If you took all that money and put into an investment account between age 18 and 78, and get a return of 4% a year after inflation, you would have about $300,000 in your retirement account.

Putting all that money in an iPhone kinda makes you feel like an iDiot doesn’t it?

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