Compound Interest is calculated by taking the stating amount and growing it 8% year over year.

This calculator helps you estimate how much your money will grow with compounding interest.

Starting Amount:?How much money you started with.

Monthly Contributions:?How much money you contribute every month

Time Invested:?Time invested in years

Interest Rate:?Expected interest rate/ Rate of return

What is Compounding Interest?

Compounding interest is the process by which interest earned on an investment is added to the principal amount, and then interest is earned on the new total. In other words, the interest is reinvested, and the investment grows exponentially and compounded over time.

For example, if you invest $1,000 at a 5% annual interest rate with compounding, the interest earned in the first year would be $50. Instead of receiving this $50 as cash, it is added to the principal amount, making the total investment $1,050. In the second year, the interest is calculated on the new total of $1,050, resulting in $52.50 in interest earned.

Over time, this compound effect can significantly increase the value of your investment. The longer the investment is held, the greater the impact of compounding interest.

Compounding interest is often referred to as "interest on interest," and it is a powerful tool for growing wealth over time. It is commonly used in savings accounts, certificates of deposit, and other investment vehicles.

How can compounding interest help you?

Compounding interest can help you grow your wealth over time by increasing the value of your investment exponentially.

The longer you hold an investment, the more time it has to compound, which means that even small interest rate increases can result in significant returns over time. By reinvesting the interest earned on an investment, you can take advantage of this compounding effect and accelerate the growth of your wealth.

For example, if you invest $10,000 with an annual interest rate of 5%, compounded annually, after 10 years, your investment will have grown to $16,288.95.

Compounding interest can also be particularly useful for long-term investments, such as retirement accounts, where the goal is to accumulate wealth over many years. By reinvesting the interest earned, you can potentially earn a higher rate of return than if you were to withdraw the interest and spend it.

In summary, compounding interest can help you achieve your financial goals by accelerating the growth of your investments over time.

What a good interest (growth) rate

How Far Can Your Next Dollar Take You?Anything above 8% growth is considered very good.