Compounding – the most powerful force in investing

At a glance ‘Compounding’ is one of the most under-appreciated concepts in investing Small amounts invested early and regularly with modest returns snowball into significant savings over time Over a 40 year horizon, small amounts invested for the 1st eight years grow bigger than those same amounts invested annually for the next 34 years To harness the magnificent power of compounding, start investing early, regularly and give it time Back when I was a newly minted engineering graduate in my first job as an IT programmer, my idea of money was limited to the salary that went monthly into my

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