###### Mathematics is an integral part of investing. Some of this math is intuitive and some not so intuitive. This is the first in a series of articles that helps demystify investment math.

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*"Money makes money. And the money that money makes, makes money." *

###### - Benjamin Franklin

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As per the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of compound interest is as follows: to pay interest on both an amount of money* and* the interest it has already earned.

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