Rule 72 is a simple methamatical formula but an effective way to calculate the estimate time for you to double your money.
The rule was discovered by Albert Einstein based on compounded interest principles. Referring to compound interest, Albert Einstein is quoted as saying: “It is the greatest mathematical discovery of all time.”
The formula for Rule 72 is
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Examples of RM10,000 investment using The Rule of 72
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Based of the examples, it takes about 28.8 years if you only keep your money in FD based on current rate of 2.5%. However if you keep in ASB you only need about 9 years (based on dividend rate 8%)
The same rule is also apply on your debt. For example if you did not pay your credit card debt, it only take 4 years to doubled based on 18% interest rate !!