# Featured articles

This section of The Calculator Site contains interesting articles about finance, currency as well as instructional 'how to' features on converting between units.

### Maximizing Your Investments: Understanding Compound Interest

In the realm of personal finance, few concepts wield as much power and promise as compound interest. Often hailed as the 'eighth wonder of the world' by investment gurus, its ability to exponentially grow wealth over time is unparalleled. Yet, despite its significance, compound interest remains a ne...

### Strategic Budgeting and Forecasting with Financial Calculators for Small Businesses

In the dynamic world of small business, financial agility and foresight are not just virtues but necessities for survival and growth. Strategic budgeting and forecasting emerge as the twin pillars supporting this financial acumen. However, navigating these complex territories often poses a significa...

### Decoding Your Paycheck: Understanding Salary and Tax Deductions with Online Calculators

Navigating paycheck details and tax deductions can often feel like a daunting task. For many, a paycheck is a complex document, filled with various numbers and financial jargon. Understanding the breakdown of your earnings is not just about knowing how much you're bringing home; it's also crucial fo...

### How to Calculate Square Footage - Step by Step

Whether you're shopping for carpet, or planning a landscaping or home improvement project, one essential concept is calculating square footage. Join us as we discuss the steps involved in the process.Square Footage Calc...

### How Many Miles is 10,000 Steps?

For an individual of average height, 10,000 steps equate to around 4 ½ miles of walking, or 6 miles of running. Such a person has an average stride length of between 2.1 to 2.5 feet, meaning they take approximately 2,250 steps to walk a mile.To gain a more accurate me...

How Much is a TRILLION?
A trillion is one million million and has twelve zeroes: 1,000,000,000,000.If you owned a trillion dollars and spent \$1,000,000 each day, it would take you just under 2,740 years to spend it all.It's all about the money...On...

Future Value Formula And Calculator
The future value formula helps you calculate the future value of an investment (FV) for a series of regular deposits at a set interest rate (r) for a number of years (t).Using the formula requires that the regular payments are of the same amount each time, with the resulting value incorporating inte...

The History Of The Calculator
If you need an illustration of the accelerating speed of technological change, look no further than the electronic calculator, that modest little device that does the most complex sum instantly and that you hold in the palm of your hand. Or more likely don't anymore.....

What is a Dash, Pinch, Smidgen and Nip?
A dash of this, a pinch of that - they're terms we've all seen in recipes. What exactly do they mean, though?Old-fashioned measurements explainedThese measurements don't have precise, fixed definitions, but there is a general consensus amongst baking experts about what they mean...

How to Write Feet and Inches
There are two popular ways of writing feet: the abbreviation “ft.” or the single apostrophe (′). Inches can be represented using “in.” or with a double apostrophe (″). As an example, five feet, ten inches could be written as 5 ft. 10 in or 5′10″...

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