# Investment Duration Calculator - How Long Is Needed to Accumulate Your Nest Egg?

Making money takes time. And how long it takes to accumulate a given amount of money depends on how much you invest, how often you invest and the rate of return that you receive. Obviously, the more money you invest and the higher the rate of return, the faster you will meet you investment goals.

Suppose that you wanted to accumulate $100,000 (Investment Goal:) by making a one-time investment of $10,000 (Investment Amount:). Assume that your annual rate of return is 6%. How many years will it take to achieve this goal? Using these inputs, the calculator shows that it would take 39.52 years.