Compound Interest

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

According to Wikipedia,compound interest is the concept of adding accumulated interest back to the principal, so that interest is earned on interest from that moment on.

In other word,earning additional interest on interest. Once you earn your first interest payment, it is added into the principal. It will allow your money to earn even more money over time. It is the most common type of payment you will earn by lending your money to a bank.

For example,say you had invested $1,000 today in a 5% savings account. You will have $1,050 after one year. However, in year two, that same initial investment would be worth $1,102.50. And in year three, the same $1,000 would be worth $1,157.63.After 10 years, the initial $1,000 investment would be worth $1,628.90 and after 20 years, it would be worth $2,653.30.What if by year 50,it woud be worth $1,1467.40.

This second example shows how the compounding effect can work against you.
Let say you want to borrow $5000.00 to purchase a used car. You want to be able find out how much the carry will cost you if you borrows the $5000.00 at an interest rate of 8% for 4 years. The amount that you actually paying for your $5000.00 is $6802.44.Thus,the total amount of interest you will be charged for borrowing the $5000.00 is $1802.44.

Can you the the the power of compound interest now??


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Big Mouth said...

July 27, 2009 at 11:54 AM
JayceOoi said...

Yes. We should save our money in compound interest way. ^_^

July 28, 2009 at 7:07 AM

I found your post so interesting.

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