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About Compound Interest

Today I want to share with you just how powerful Compound Interest is and how it can be put to work.

Money makes money, and the money that money makes, makes more money.

by Benjamin Franklin

Compound interest can be intimidating at first glance, however it can be simplified by focusing on two things: INTEREST RATE, and TIME.  Using the "Rule of 72" you can determine approximately how many years it would take your money to double based on your long-term average rate of return.  Just divide your interest rate into 72 to find out how many years it would take to double your money.  For example if your interest rate is 3%, just divide 3 into 72 to get 24 years to double your money.  At 12%, just divide 12 into 72 to get 6 years to double your money.  Feel free to play with the calculator below by adjusting either the interest rate or the number of years to double.


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