Unexpectedly Intriguing!
February 25, 2005

One of the questions that frequently comes up in basic investing scenarios is "How long will it take to reach my investing goal?" Political CalculationsTM has finally found enough time to crank out this pretty simple tool, which will help you find out how much time you will need to reach your target value in a simple investment. Starting with the amount you plan to invest, enter the annual interest rate and the compounding rate of the investment, then enter the future value that you hope to achieve. Click the "Calculate" button and the calculator will do all the rest. Here's hoping your goal is in easy reach!

Investment Information
Input Data Values
Starting Balance ($USD)
Annual Rate of Return (%)
Compounding Rate of the Investment
Investment Goal or Future Balance ($USD)

Time to Reach Goal

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