Compound interest is, simply put, the interest you earn on the sum of both your initial investment and the interest that investment has already earned.

Why is it important? Because your two potential advantages when it comes to maximizing potential earnings over time are:

  • The power of compound interest
  • Investing regularly through market highs and lows

Let’s break this dynamic duo down:

The Power of Compounding

Compound interest is often compared to a snowball. If a 2-inch snowball starts rolling, it picks up more snow, enough to cover its tiny circumference. As it keeps rolling, its surface grows, so it picks up more snow with each revolution.