The new calculator was created by the content development team at Art Branch Inc. and was tested internally and by a small group of external users. It is a simple tool that can help Canadians to understand the basics of saving and investing. In times of post-crisis deleveraging, more and more people avoid making risky financial decisions and embrace the idea of saving and investing wisely.
“Saving went out of favour during the last decade, but since th
e global financial crisis hit, things have changed. Many Canadian consumers are deleveraging and trying to save instead of spend. Ultimately, this will be very positive for the Canadian economy,” said John Williams, marketing consultant at Art Branch, Inc.
Saving and investing is an asset building strategy that brings good financial returns. Asset building helps people to escape poverty and move up the economic ladder. Investing over a long period creates a safety net and allows families to cope financially in times of economic hardship. People with no assets are more likely to miss phone, utility, and housing payments. They are more likely to operate uninsured vehicles and are unable to afford good medical care. Many people are liquid asset poor, with no resources to subsist if they lose their job. They cannot afford to buy healthy food products, are often uninsured, and put off visits to the doctor. Having assets, on the other hand, is correlated with better physical health, emotional wellbeing, life satisfaction, and social connectedness with family members, neighbors, friends, and organizations.
The new savings calculator is a free financial planning tool for people who want to achieve financial stability. Compound interest can help people to achieve their financial goals, but many are not aware of this. Their savings grow quickly if they find a decent rate of return.
The aim of the calculator is to educate Canadians and help them learn how to save and invest. Users enter the initial savings amount, the yearly yield, the compounding frequency, and the number of years to grow. The calculator then shows the future value of their savings. http://www.canadabanks.net/
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About Art Branch: Art Branch Inc., located in Toronto, Ontario, is the parent company of CanadaBanks.net and has produced many consumer oriented websites targeting Canadian and worldwide audience. The goal of Art Branch is to provide visitors to company sites with free, practical guides, helping consumers to make educated choices.