How Compound Interest Works Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset. You are viewing this website at a small screen resolution which doesn't support calculators. Click here to view this calculator. Have A Question About This Topic? Name Email Address Message Thank you! Oops! Related Content Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return? When your child has income, there’s a good chance that he or she will need to report it and pay taxes. What If Your Kids Decide Against College? Rising college costs prompt students to seek alternatives; 529 account funds can be used for other education options. Do Your Kids Know The Value of a Silver Spoon? You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?