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any question related to the amortization of loan. Also refered to as EMI or repayment schedule

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Why do banks want you to pay off interest before principal?

When you take out a traditional mortgage the first payment you make to a bank pays off mostly interest and then later payments start paying off principal. What is the reason for this? Is it just a ...
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What is the difference between an amortized loan and a non-amortized loan?

As an example, my parents told me that their current car loan is amortized. Does that make any practical difference to how they pay off their loan, as opposed to if their loan had not been amortized?
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Treatment of web domain ownership & reselling for tax purposes: Capital asset, or not?

I run a web publishing business. I buy a large number of domains — and occasionally sell one, although not frequently. Some domains are developed into websites, which bring in advertising ...
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Why making additional payment to mortgage counts towards principal? Why does it matter?

When it comes to mortgage advice, some people recommend making an extra payment. The logic is :"These extra payments are automatically applied to your principal, not interest". Why does it matter if ...
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Why are my auto loan payments calculated differently than my mortgage payments?

Last year I got a home loan that follows the standard Rule of 78s amortization schedule. I can easily predict how much of my mortgage payment will go to interest and how much to principal. A few ...
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What is the typical compounding/amortized period on US mortgage loans

In a different question it is stated that Mortgages are compounded .. 12 times a year in the USA Is this true or just applicable to that question? I am looking at a site where it explains how to ...
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How do amortization schedules work and when are they used?

Specifically, I notice that on a mortgage statement, my payment is "amortized" so that at the beginning of the loan, I am paying almost entirely interest and very little principal. However, on a ...
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How do I calculate the principal paid down on a mortgage?

I'm looking for an equation to find out the current principal on a mortgage. I have the following variables: n periods monthly payment amount interest rate of mortgage I'd like to know how much I'd ...
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If I put a large down payment (over 50%) towards a car loan, can I reduce my interest rate and is it smart to even put that much down?

I've saved a lot but not enough money for a car... I am looking to buy a nissan versa which is ~13000 out the door. I have ~11000 that I can put towards a down payment so I am just shy of the full ...
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How does paying extra on my mortgage affect my amortization schedule?

I am a first time home buyer and have some spare cash after my home purchase to pay forward quite a bit of money (cash was not available during actual purchase, so, no, I could not have put it towards ...
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How do I calculate APR from monthly instalments?

I have been given a quote for a car loan in Thailand. I want to calculate the APR but am not sure how. (All of the tools and explanations I’ve seen are going in the other direction, from a percentage ...
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Mortgage principal reduction

For a 30-year mortgage that started less than a year ago, how much will the monthly payment be after making an additional $100,000 payment towards the principal? The mortgage currently has a balance ...
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How to recalculate an amortization table after making a large payment?

I have an auto loan I wish to apply a very large amount to. I have a amortization table that shows me details for each payment I make. Here's where it gets complicated... My lender does not allow ...
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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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I own the condo but not the (13 year old) mortgage. What should I do?

This was my mother's home in Florida. She died and left it to me via ladybird deed. It has about $40,000 equity. I have been paying the mortgage out of my bank account for years - since long before ...
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Credit Card Amortization via Principal-Only Payments

On a home loan amortization schedule, I can make the monthly payment and add the principal-only owing for the "next" payment along with it, and avoid paying the interest for that next month, which ...
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Calculating amortisation payment amount, where first payment date differs from loan start date

I'm trying to reproduce the schedule, but I cant seem to get the same Payment and Interest for each month. The tricky part here is that the Loan start date is 9 Feb 2017 but the first payment is only ...
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How inflation factors into a loan amortization schedule

I've been looking at a lot of loan amortization schedules for mortgages lately and wonder how they relate to real dollars over time with inflation. The calculators I've been using have a calculated ...
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Mortgage change of terms (lower rate) increases payment amounts

My bank now offers lower interest rates than what I got when I first started my mortgage. I called to see about changing my terms (lower rate, same payoff date), and they said it would actually ...
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Do extra mortgage payments typically go directly towards principal?

I have a 30 year mortgage and I'd like to make extra payments each month to speed up the amortization schedule. I thought this would be better than taking out a 15 year mortgage as it gives me some ...
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Partially vs. Fully Amortized Loan

Isn't the article beneath wrong to interpret a Fully Amortized Loan as a loan with 7 years maturity? Isn't the correct comparator a Fully Amortized Loan with 30 years maturity, and 30 years ...
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Chase bank is offering to refinance my mortgage at a lower rate: How much do I save?

Chase sent me a package in the mail telling me about this limited offer to refinance my mortgage. I don't know anything about this so I tried myself to run the numbers and was hoping someone could ...
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How can I amortize 4 rates over a 30 year term?

I've been offered a HELOC modification with the following terms: Beginning balance $148,148.59, Initial rate and term is 1% for 60 months at a pmt of $374.60, The 2nd term begins Jan of yr 6, at 2% ...
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What is the math used to calculate the impact that overpaying a mortgage has an an amortization table?

I'm in the classic 'pay extra on the house vs invest' argument with my partner (not the subject of this question) and I'm trying to understand what exactly happens when I pay extra on a mortgage. I ...
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Is the principle payment in an amortization schedule the amount that goes towards how much of the house you own?

When I first learned of amortization schedules I was confused by the division of payments into "interest" and "principle". I think I get it now: isn't it that the principle payment ...
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Term loan overpayment options: applied to principal, or…?

Twice in my life now (as of yesterday) I've found myself in a very confusion situation after having made higher-than-scheduled payments on a term loan for an extended period of time. The first time, ...
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Calculating interest accrued with extended Initial Payment Date

I'm wondering how do I calculate the interest accrued if the intervals aren't perfect. For example Principal - $100,000 Interest - 8% Compounding monthly Disbursal Date - January 1st, 2016 Initial ...
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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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Calculating Interest with Compute Method as Canadian - Semiannual

i'm trying to validate a software Interest Calculation. The defaults given are as followed. Interval: Monthly Nominal Annual Rate: 10% Disbursal Amount: $500,000 Disbursal Date 01/01/2018 Payment ...
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Checking the math on a Truth-in-Lending Disclosure

Here is a shot of an actual Truth-in-Lending statement for a real home mortgage (mine). I'm trying to check the numbers but they seem slightly off: It's a 30-year fixed rate mortgage. The annual ...
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Buy 1 bed flat via private sell (Edinburgh, UK) - opportunity?

I am renting a flat (1 bed + box room) with my partner in 'central' Edinburgh. We pay £675 pcm. Our landlady wants to sell it urgently and she asks for £160,000. She is keen to sell it to us. A ...
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Disposing of hardware item from current assets, is the reduction in assets posted to equity or special loss account?

I'm disposing of an old laptop that is broken and completely unusable. Let's say it was purchased for $1000 before taxes, already been accounted for in Current Assets since the date of purchase, and ...
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Reporting of amortization expenses to FTB California

I have registered a corporation in Californa. So far, there have only been start up costs and no income. I have lodged a Form 1120 with IRS and amortized the expenses over 60 months. Do I report the ...
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Mortgage: Floating rate loan tenure extension on rate increase

I am trying to figure out how my bank has implemented re-pricing on my floating rate home loan. The original home loan was for an amount of ₹ 48 lakhs (₹ 4.8 Mn) at an annual rate of interest (RoI) ...
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Loan Amortization with Insurance

I'm wondering how does you calculate payment amount of the loan amortization schedule if insurance is involved. "Desjardins" insurance on loan is such that for every $1000 outstanding balance, you get ...
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'principal balance' vs 'outstanding balance'

Is 'principal balance' same as 'Outstanding Balance'? My understanding is - In amortisation schedule, Outstanding balance gets reduced according to 'principal' portion of your monthly payment. After 6 ...
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How do equity, amortization, and market value factor into net profit on a sold house?

TL;DR: If I buy my first house at $500k using an FHA loan, and I want to eventually buy a $1MM home (with a conventional 20%-down loan), how do I calculate the time at which the sale of my first ...
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How to calculate amortization table with pro-rated first month

From what I understand, banks prefer to have loan payments due on the 1st of the month. To that end, if you close on a property on, say, the 15th, they will charge you a pro-rated payment to get you ...
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How to calculate what i need to pay each month in a annuity type of loan?

Good or bad, how do get to the same number as the bank web calculator do with the following data: Money loaned: 2 500 000 Interest: 3.5% Effective interest: 3.6% Fee (each payment): 50 Number of ...
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When I capitalize amortization table, the present value doesn't equal the sum of PV or the XNPV

How is it that when I capitalize an amortization table, the present value doesn't equal the sum of PV or the XNPV formula of all the future payments? If I capitalize the future payments with the same ...
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How to calculate EMI for Quarterly, Half yearly and Annual payments and generate amortization schedule?

I am a software engineer by profession. I am a newbie to finance. I am trying to create a loan amortization schedule. I have the formula for EMI= P*(r*(1+r)^n)/((1+r)^n)-1. How to apply it for ...
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How to calculate interest on Monthly Effective loans where duration greater than compounding

I have an amortization software and trying to manually calculate the interest accrued it calculated. The Key values are: Compounding: Monthly Nominal Annual Rate: 10% Day Count: 365 Principal: 500,...
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Calculating Amortization Payment Amount when first payment is early

How can I determine a fixed payment amount for a loan that has an early first payment? Example: Loan Amount: $100 Interest: 10% Loan Date: January 1st, 2018 First Payment Date: January 15th, ...
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Calculating the PV and the Remaining Payments for Loans with Steps

I thought I was able to figure this out, but unfortunately my numbers did not work. If someone would please help with this scenario, then that would be greatly appreciated. Say I'm taking out a $110,...
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Calculating payoff date and monthly payment for a school loan?

How can I verify the minimum monthly payment number and how it breaks down into principal vs. interest if all I know is the current balance and interest rate? How can I determine the payoff date of ...
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Refinance Cost is high

I got 30 years loan for 232K two years ago with interest rate of 4.25% and now I am planning to refinance again for 15 years. Financial company mentioned they can provide interest of 2.85% but the ...
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Does the amortizing payment on a loan depend on whether interest is calculated daily or monthly?

Assume two banks offer a $100,000 mortgage at 6% annual interest for 30 years with payments due monthly. One bank assumes each month has 30 days. The other bank uses the actual number of days in ...
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Formula for previous months interest payment and balance - Reverse Amortization

I am trying to resolve an issue I am having where a system calculated incorrect additional payments on a loan for a couple of months, resulting in the new current balance being incorrect. I want to ...
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How to calculate payment and accrued interest on a mortgage when one payment missed (D30)?

How is the interest and principal payment calculated when mortgage has already missed one payment? Are the new payments calculated off the new balance (non-amortized balance) or the original scheduled ...
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What is the formula for loan payoff with daily compounded interest and annual payment?

I am trying to get the loan repayment amount for below data : Loan Amount: $20,412.65 Payments (#): 10 Annual Interest Rate: 2.5% Loan Date: 07/02/2018 First Payment Due: 09/02/2018 (next payment ...