# How Much Money Is \$0.01 Doubled For 30 Days?

If you had a penny and you wanted to double it for 30 days, the total amount would be in the region of five million dollars. It does not seem so but you have to understand the power of compound interest. Yes, that lesson which we mostly missed or skipped over in our mathematics lesson is now the subject of this discussion.

Well, you see, compound interest is simply compounding the interest that you were to receive on a principal invested amount on a daily basis, and that in itself is a wonder.

Let’s take a look.

• Day 1: \$0.01
• Day 2: \$0.02
• Day 3: \$0.04
• Day 4: \$0.08
• Day 5: \$0.16
• Day 6: \$0.32
• Day 7: \$0.64
• Day 8: \$1.28
• Day 9: \$2.56
• Day 10: \$5.12
• Day 11: \$10.24
• Day 12: \$20.48
• Day 13: \$40.96
• Day 14: \$81.92
• Day 15: \$163.84
• Day 16: \$327.68
• Day 17: \$655.36
• Day 18: \$1,310.72
• Day 19: \$2,621.44
• Day 20: \$5,242.88
• Day 21: \$10,485.76
• Day 22: \$20,971.52
• Day 23: \$41,943.04
• Day 24: \$83,886.08
• Day 25: \$167,772.16
• Day 26: \$355,544.32
• Day 27: \$671,088.64
• Day 28: \$1,342,177.28
• Day 29: \$2,684,354.56
• Day 30: \$5,368,709.12

Getting five million dollars may seem out of the picture for many, but the main lesson here is not the magic of mathematics, but they need to start saving early in your life. Build up a financial portfolio; understand that even small savings when invested in a good portfolio can build up to a large sum of money after a few years.

The power that we have in our hands when it comes to savings is immense, and that can not only help us circumvent all the pesky problems that we encounter, but it would also help us get to the main issues, which is to live a healthy life when we are in our older years.

Investing in such a manner also ensures that you can leave a healthy amount of money for your children when you have passed away.

This amount that you have saved daily not only holds the key to your future happiness but also ensures that you would be able to die peacefully, knowing that your family is well taken care of after your death.

Investing small sums of money may seem pesky and inconsequent, but give it time and you would be surprised about the magnitude of its growth.

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