I wanted to point out a great personal finance resource that I've discovered online. Vancouver City Credit Union has some wonderful graphic personal finance calculators in their my money section under the 'tools and calculators' / 'online calculators' tab. The calculator I have linked above is called 'Savings Calculator';
Consistent investments over a number or years can be an effective strategy to accumulate wealth. Even small additions to your savings add up over time. This calculator demonstrates how to put this savings strategy to work for you!
There are actually several calculators on the Vancity site including mortgage, loan, net worth, and debt calculators. Obviously there are several of these type of finance calculators scattered all over the internet, however I've found a few of these to be a step above. Don't have time to check them out right now? Not to worry, I am going to include a link to these Vancity calculators under my 'useful links' section on the right panel of the moneygardener.