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Formal Definition of APR

I have seen several conflicting sources on the internet about APR. Some say the effective rate is (1+APR/n)^n -1 while others say this formula is the APR since APR represents the rate over all ...
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Difference in Interest Calculations Using Loan Calculator

Suppose that I have a loan value x and interest rate r. The simple interest is then x*(1+r). If I take out a loan compounded annually and paid monthly for 12 months the amount at the end of the year ...
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APR for a Loan Paid Off in Monthly Payments for 9 Months [duplicate]

Say a loan is issued for 9 months with $1000 principal and with a payment plan consisting of about $162.23 each month. Does this loan have an APR of 46%?
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Can I change my loan term from 60 to 36 months?

I am on a 60 months plan with USCCU and now they are offering APR rate of 1.36% for 36 months on used and new vehicles as shown here. Is it a good idea to change my loan term from 60 to 36 months ...
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Why is the money factor defined the way it is?

In some loan situations, especially car leases, people like to talk about the money factor, which is a number given by interest percentage/2400 Where does the 2400 come from? I understand that it ...
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APR for a Loan Paid Off Monthly

A loan is issued for 12 months for 1000 and is paid back with monthly payments of $140 each month. Does this loan have an APR of 68%?
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Finance car with or with out a balloon payment

A person called "Bob" is considering buying a car and financing it over 5 years. He has the option to finance the car with a maximum balloon payment of 30%. When financed the load will have an ...
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Calculating APR

If I have a loan at 5% interest over a year compounded semi-monthly does this loan have a higher APR compared to a loan at 5% compounded annually?
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Difference between various loan calculation modes

There are number of ways a loan can be calculated. I am stuck and not able to find their formaules. Even i find some links but they dont have any option to add Below Line Fees. Actuarial APR APR ...
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How can I take out a personal loan as a minor with a co-signer other than my parents?

I'm currently in the process of buying a truck worth $8,000. The seller will only hold the truck for me for a week. It is a private party selling the truck (through craigslist) I currently own a ...
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calculating no. of payments

is there a formula to calculate the no. of payments "P" required to pay off a loan amount "X", with an interest rate "Y" and a monthly payment amount "Z". I think "X/Z" would be an approximation for ...
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Real estate loans for repairs

I am very interested in purchasing a foreclosed home that is sold by Freddie Mac. The outside looks great, but the inside needs some work. Basically, the previous owners took everything including the ...
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When should I reduce my student loan payments in order to save up for a down payment on another loan?

I'm currently paying off a little over $13,500 of student loans, at a rate of $300 a month and accrues approximately $60 of interest each month. My bi-weekly take-home salary is approximately $1,350 ...
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How do I sell a car that was purchased with a loan?

I bought a car earlier this year, and I have been making payments on it regularly for about 7 months. However, I want to sell the car to a private party and buy a cheaper car paying cash in full. The ...
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Employer Letter for NRI Home Loan

Please advise: for an NRI working in US applying for home loan in India, Bank is asking for employer letter, latest salary revision letter from employer and employer ID card etc.. but if NRI is an ...
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How to calculate interest charged on my loan given a series of dates & payments?

I want to calculate the interest rate payed for this loan using Mathematica. The initial amount was of 12000€, then they asked to pay 240€ for opening the loan and another 870€ for the insurance for ...
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Can my parents take out a loan for me out of my account if I'm under the age of 18?

I'm 15 and traveling to Hungary for Christmas. And my parents are paying for half my ticket because that's all they can afford. I have to pay for the other half and have enough for spending money. But ...
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Calculating the effect of prepaying your loan

I am asking about the mathematical formula, or constructing the amortized loan table, of the effect of someone prepaying their loan. According to this website, you'd calculate the monthly payment ...
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Making a loan to a tax-exempt organization from 401(k) retirement investment funds?

I'm age 64 & considering making a short term personal loan with interest to a tax-exempt organization. The loan would be payable in total with interest in two years or upon organization's sale of ...
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NRI Loan money to India [duplicate]

Please advise, process to register this a loan, this is my case: i am a NRI and want to send approx $10,000 as loan to my father account in India as a contribution for new home purchase, I want to ...
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How to find the right credit union?

I have 3 months left in grad school, currently with about $50,000 in student loans (most of it at 6% interest). I also need to finance or lease a used car. Suppose I select a car with a sticker price ...
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Is an interest-free loan to a charity an asset when applying for financial aid

We have an opportunity to sell our house for a great deal more than we paid for it. We plan to buy another house but will have $50,000 to $100,000 left in cash. We also have children in college for ...
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Can I take a loan against propety in my children's name?

I am from Chennai, India. The house which we are living in Chennai used to be in my father's name. My father has four children and I am the last one, daughter and I am widowed and living with my ...
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What mix of credit lines and loans is optimal for my credit score?

Mint.com just told me my credit score. It says in the advice section: Try to have a good mix of credit lines open. Creditors like to see that you have both loans and credit cards. If you're low ...
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Better approach to close loans?

If I have 3 loans is it better to pay them monthly and close after 3 years or close one at a time in one one year?
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What can I change about my situation so that I qualify for a loan in the EU?

I'm a good payer since when I was 22. When I was a student, earning 300€ a month, I already had the credit card using the whole plafond of 4000€ and never jumping a payment. Now that I'm 34 a ...
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Season Loan Amortization with Fixed Payments for low season

From Seasonal Loan Amortization I've learned how to calculate Loan amortization with interest Payments and No payments. I'm wondering how do you calculate it when they only want the borrower to pay a ...
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Auto/car loan or mortgage applications and consolidated hard pulls

I heard on the radio recently that if one applies for an automobile loan or a home mortgage, multiple loan applications show up as one hard pull on your credit report. Is there a time period where all ...
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Reverse Engineer Loan Payment for amortization

I'm starting to question the Payment amount generated by the software my lender is using, but it could be my calculations that are wrong. I would like confirmation before I proceed. Is my approach ...
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How can I bring loaned money back to US from India

I am a US permanent resident and I loaned some money to my father in law in India early last year. I transferred US dollars from my US bank account to my NRI (Non resident Indian) account (Indian ...
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Amortization Payments with a delay in initial payments

Typically a loan is disbursed and a month later is when payments are to be made. But there can be an agreement where it's to be delayed for a year or as short or as long as they want. I'm wondering ...
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what is a good APR when applying for micro loan online?

I found an online loan company offering 7% APR with no credit history.Is it good or bad APR?
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Can I use a loan from a Roth 401K as a return option?

For the sake of this question presume that my Roth 401K is invested in low-risk bonds paying prime rate. Can I take a loan, put the money into a similarly low-risk investment paying the prime rate, ...
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When borrowing from a 401k, is the 401k the source of the funds, or the collateral?

I understand that borrowing from a 401K is not a good idea. But I still want to be familiar with some of the mechanics. If someone takes out a $5,000 401K loan, is the money taken from the 401K ...
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Need a loan to buy property in India. What are my options?

I have seen a property in India, and I am planning to buy it. The total cost is $105k, out of which I have $30k of my own. The remaining $75k needs to be financed somehow. I can get a loan in India, ...
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Borrowing money for study abroad…student loans don't apply

I have applied for a masters program in Spain, and I was accepted (yay!). However, now I am faced with the daunting task of determining how I am going to pay for it. My university in Spain is not ...
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Chipping away at large loan, or get rid of smaller ones? Student debt

I am currently $50k in debt from school. I have $9,500 in saving specifically saved for paying off student loans. I am wondering if I could get some quick advice as to what/why I should be paying off. ...
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Is it okay to be married, 30 years old and have no retirement?

I am a 31 year old attorney with a 10 month old baby. I make $130K a year. My husband is also an attorney, and makes approx. $60K a year. WE both do not have any retirement savings or college ...
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What's the proper way to calculate ROI per year given the ROI for a period of time?

I'm trying to figure out what would be my yearly ROI if I know my ROI for a given period of time. On May 1st, I started invested 8.82 BTC in loans on BitLendingClub and now (August 6th) I have 9.33 ...
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What is an Installment Rate Percentage?

I'm looking at a dataset known as German Credit Data, available here: https://archive.ics.uci.edu/ml/datasets/Statlog+(German+Credit+Data) According to the description... "the dataset classifies ...
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Loan Amortization with Daily Calculation

I'm trying to solve this Loan Amortization Question. Principal = $125000 Interest = 8.5% Compounded semi annually Duration is 10 years (120 months) Monthly Payments Loan given on 7/31/2009 First ...
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Can banks deny that you've paid your loan?

As expressed in the title, can a bank deny it that you've paid back the loan? Or how can you make sure that won't happen? My sister recently got married, but she freaked out when her husband told her ...
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Effects of past unemployment on mortgage refinance

I have gone through all the steps of a home refinance process, including an appraisal, and am waiting for a final decision. Just a few days ago, the loan officer processing my application asked me ...
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Formula for how to distribute a loan payment between multiple loans such that the remaining principal accrues the least interest?

Assume 4 loans (Balance @ p.a. interest): $10,000 @ 5.5% $5,500 @ 7.25% $2,000 @ 5.5% $1,000 @ 4.5% If I am looking to pay $7,250 towards principal only, how would I calculate the ...
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Loan math problem

There was a 9gag post some time ago with the following problem: A car dealer offers Lachlan a car that is priced at $21800, but he only has a $600 deposit. Lachlan's trade-in is actually worth $500. ...
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Could you save money by not paying your student loans

I read an article that discusses a woman refusing to pay her student loans. In the end, she claims she saves money because she defaults on her loans, thus her loans grow without interest, and her ...
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How do I calculate interest on a personal loan with irregular withdrawals and payments?

Several years ago, I loaned money to a family member. They borrowed different amounts at irregular intervals. They are now beginning to repay, so I want to establish exactly how much they owe. I have ...
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What should be the maximum affordable loan earning X per month?

I will be shortly purchasing a car with help of a loan. Suppose my earnings per month is X, what should be the EMI [Equated Monthly Installment] limit ? Till now my monthly expenses are X/4 and the ...
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What should I do with my credit card debt?

I have almost $20,000 in credit card debt and, though I have stopped accumulating it for quite a while now, I'm trying to figure out the best way forward. Can someone please offer advice based on this ...
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I'm paying notes but not the buyer

I recently bought a truck and had a $2000 down payment but was told I needed a co signer because the bank felt I didn't make enough money to pay my note. Well we did the paper work and got the truck ...