How to explain compound interest to kids

Here’s an easy way

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From the September/October 2016 issue of the magazine.

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It’s how your savings grow faster the longer you leave them alone. Whatever you save—whether it’s in an RESP, a savings account or an RRSP—earns interest not just on what you put in, but also on the money it picks up along the way.

Compound interest

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