What is Compound Interest?

  • By Jocelyn Black Hodes, DailyWorth's Resident Financial Advisor
  • June 21, 2013

Compound interest is interest that accrues on an amount of money plus the accumulated interest on that money. Compound interest helps money grow faster than simple interest which is calculated as a percentage of only the original amount. 


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