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Listerhill Credit Union is a nonprofit financial cooperative improving lives in our community.

If you live in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, or Tennessee, you are eligible to become a member. Depending on your individual eligibility, we may require membership into an approved association at no cost to you.

You can also qualify for membership by being a family member of a current or potential Listerhill member.

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Simple vs. Compound Interest Calculator

How It Works

You want to earn as much interest as possible on your savings but not pay more than you have to when you borrow. One of the biggest factors in both is whether you’re accruing simple or compound interest.

Simple Interest is calculated annually on the amount you deposit or owe. Compound Interest is when interest earned is added to the principal, forming a new base on which the next round of interest is calculated. This usually accrues daily, monthly, or quarterly.

Enter the starting balance and use the sliders to adjust the monthly contribution, interest rate, and years. The graph will demonstrate the growth of the principal and interest earned/owned with simple interest vs compound interest.

Common FAQs

  • Is Simple or Compound Interest Better?

    It depends on what you need! If you are saving money in an account or being repaid for a loan, compound interest may be a good choice for you.

    If you are borrowing money, you may be able to pay less over time with simple interest.

    (Source: Banzai)

  • How do I know what kind of interest I have?

    If you are not sure what kind of interest your loan has, check your loan documents or contact your lender.

    (Source: Banzai)

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What if I prefer to make my payments through a pre-authorized automatic payment arrangement (ACH)?

    Please contact TruHome at 844-203-3642 to set up automatic payments or visit here to set them up yourself.

  • What if I prefer to make my payments through the Listerhill Mobile Banking app or Online Banking?

    Unfortunately, when the transfer occurs, mortgages will not be displayed on our app or in online banking, but we are working to bring that functionality ASAP.

    In the meantime, please visit here to view all mortgage information and payment options.

  • What if I prefer to make my payments through the "Pay Your Loan" link on the Listerhill website?

    Unfortunately, after the transfer you will not be able to use this link to pay your mortgage. However, you can visit here to view all mortgage information and payment options.

  • What if I prefer to make my payments over the phone?

    You can reach TruHome's payment center by calling 844-203-3642.

  • What if I prefer to make my payments by mail or through Bill Pay at another financial institution?

    As a national servicing company, TruHome will probably be in your other financial institution's list of payees who accept electronic payments. If not, you can set up the account using the address below:

    TruHome Solutions, LLC

    P.O. Box 219958

    Kansas City, MO 64121-9958