Thinking about retirement? Thinking about investing in general? Trying to decide when or if you'll have enough money? Here's a quick financial tip that you can use right this minute. It's called the Rule of 72.
What is the Rule of 72?
The Rule of 72 is a simple way to determine how long an investment will take to double given an average annual rate of interest. And it goes like this:
Say you have $100,000 in your 401K, IRA or brokerage account and you expect a 6% return over it's life. How long until you double your money?
You simply take 72 divided by the rate of return (6%) and that's how many years it will take. Example 72/6 = 12. In 12 years you would have doubled your money or have $200,000 based on this rule. (It could be considerably more than this if you keep investing during the 12 years).
Let's say your rate is a whopping 10%. You would take 72/10 = 7.2. It would only take you 7.2 years to double your money. (It could be considerably more than this if you keep investing during the 12 years).
It works in every situation and with every investment and it's easy. No complicated equations.
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