TeachMeFinance.com - explain simple interest
simple interest -- Interest paid only on the principal of a
loan. No interest is paid on interest accrued during the term
of the loan.
simple interest -- interest that is calculated on the outstanding principal balance and not on any interest previously earned. See compound interest.
compound interest -- the interest that accrues when earnings for each specified period of time are added to the principal, thus increasing the principal base on which subsequent interest is computed. See simple interest.
Simple interest -- Interest computed on the principal alone and not added to the principal to bear interest also as is the case in compound interest.
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