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Compound Interest: The Secret To Building Wealth

This article is an introduction to the concept of compound interest, for an extensive understanding and how to build this into your financial plan, please contact a financial advisor.

Compound interest is a powerful financial concept that can significantly contribute to building wealth over time. It is the process by which interest is earned on both the initial principal amount and any interest that has been previously accumulated.

How Compound Interest Works

Compound interest is calculated using the formula:

A = P(1 + r/n)^(nt)


  • A is the future value of the investment
  • P is the initial principal amount
  • r is the annual interest rate (as a decimal)
  • n is the number of times interest is compounded per year
  • t is the number of years

The more frequently interest is compounded, the greater the overall return on investment.

The Power of Compound Interest

The key to building wealth using compound interest lies in three main factors:

  1. Time: The longer you invest, the more powerful compound interest becomes. Over long periods, the growth of the investment can be exponential.
  2. Consistent investing: Regularly contributing to your investments allows you to take advantage of compound interest continually, which can lead to significant growth over time.
  3. Reinvesting: Rather than withdrawing interest earnings, reinvest them back into the investment. This allows the interest to compound and further enhance overall growth.

Benefits of Compound Interest

  • Long-term growth: Compound interest can lead to impressive investment growth over the long term, which can help you build wealth.
  • Encourages saving: Recognizing the value of compound interest can motivate individuals to save and invest consistently.
  • Ease of management: By taking advantage of compound interest and investing wisely, building wealth can become a more straightforward, passive process.

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