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Questions tagged [interest]

for questions that relate to interest. Interest is a fee paid by a borrower of assets to the owner as a form of compensation for the use of the assets.

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Not entering info on tax return

My wife and I make too much to get any deduction for our student loan interest. Our situation also puts us in the Standard Deduction, and we arent itemizing. Question is, do I need to enter all our ...
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Please help me calculate interest on a loan

My Ex owes me $66000 and I need to give him a payment plan with 8% interest over 5 years. The monthly repayments need to tier roughly as follows (he's going to earn more in the 2nd and 3rd years and ...
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Why does total interest paid per year increase as I pay down my loan (fixed rate loan)

I have a house loan at a 4.25% fixed APR rate with CitiMortgage. Comparing the total amount of interest I've paid recently, per Citibank's statement I paid $6684 in interest during year one of the ...
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Why should I pay tax throughout the year?

I do not have much of regular employment, I work shifts for various employers, so it is up to me how much I earn. However, typically the amount of work I do results in me earning about 550k NOK per ...
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What happens to interest already paid if I re-finance a 30-year mortgage to 25 years? 15?

I assume the interest amount I'm currently paying for my 30-year mortgage is based on a 30-year amortization trajectory. If I refinance to 25 years, or even 15, what happens to the interest I've ...
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Are there any catches to no penalty CDs?

My bank offers a a 2.25% savings account. They also offer a 2.35% no penalty CD. This sounds like a straight upgrade with no downsides (ignoring a 7 day minimum holding period). This sounds too good ...
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Intelligent Investor Example from Chapter 1

As per Intelligent Investor Chapter 1 example In 1965 the investor could obtain about 4½% on high-grade taxable bonds and 3¼% on good tax-free bonds. The dividend return on leading common stocks (...
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1099-INT shows '0' even though I received some interest

Throughout the year I see little additions to my checking account for interest. These are pretty small. When I received my 1099-INT, all values were $0.00. Is this a mistake, or did I just receive ...
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After checking a tax audit, Massachusetts is owing me some money: what interest should I claim?

I got audited by the state of Massachusetts, USA, due to a mistake I did when filing my 2015 Form 1 (mirror). The audit's conclusion was that I have to pay some amount to Massachusetts, which includes ...
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Does it matter if my 1099-INT lists an out-of-date home address?

My 1099-INT lists an older address. I checked my bank account, and my address is up to date, but since I moved last year, I guess they kept the old address on the form. My tax filing software lists ...
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How best to apply back Student Loan Refund?

After completing Undergrad December 2017 I began making payments on my student loans (#1-5 below), paying more than necessary on the smallest balance of my 6.8% loans (usually owe $340, paying $500). ...
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Is home equity worth taking out a mortgage when I have $67k student loans to pay?

Note: home equity isn't the only reason I'm thinking about buying. I'd like to have control over my own living environment, more space, not have to worry about annoying the apartment unit upstairs if ...
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Why would anyone buy U.S. Treasury Bills?

From the Treasury Direct website, I saw this Bills: U.S. Treasury Bills are a type of short-term security of one year or less, usually issued at a discount. The discount is the amount the security ...
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Are you out of pocket if moving before paying mortgage interest?

Please could somebody clarify the following scenario for me (first time buyer)? Are there any tips? Any differences if moving from one lender to another? Supposing I take out a 25 year mortgage on a £...
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How are micro-finance banks able to offer interest rates so much higher than traditional banks?

Recently while browsing on google I came to know that there are few small-finance banks which offer great returns with the high amount of interest rate up to 7% and fixed deposits up to 9-9.5%. like ...
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Do pension pots get interest? [closed]

Pension pot is the money, the employee and sometimes the employer and the government pay that gets accumulated into pension fund. But my question is, that this pension fund is basically a bank ...
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Tax system on savings account in India

I would like to know if the money in the bank is taxable. Let's say I have deposited some x amount in my savings account and the yearly interest is y amount. I know that this y amount is taxable, but ...
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Filing a tax return due to US bank interest for non-US persons

Does the mere ownership of a US bank account that earns some interest require a non US person (say, based in Europe, EU in particular) to file a US tax return? Are there any other reporting ...
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Simple Interest calculation on rent of specific period till date of payment

Hi I have to calculate simple interest on Rent of Rs.10,000 @6%. There are two parts to my problem. Calculation of simple interest on rent amounts due for 41 months progressively i.e. as rents keep ...
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How to know how much money was paid, and how much was spent paying off interest

I would like to buy a car, and found out about the 20/4/10 rule today. I definitely have more than 20% downpayment saved up, due to that I am not concerned with the 20 part. I am more concerned about ...
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Minimum Nest Egg in Today's Dollars? [closed]

As a follow-on to this question, if you wanted to have a $2.5 million nest egg in 20 years, what would the nest egg value have to be today (assuming no future contributions)? Assume: 20 years ...
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Effect of FED/ECB interest rate on EUR/USD exchange ratio

In 2016, the ECB has lowered interest rate to 0%. Some people assume that within the next few years, the ECB will increase the interest rate. How would that most probably affect the EUR/USD exchange ...
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Minimum Required Nest Egg Formula?

As a follow-up to this question, what is the minimum size of a nest egg to support 30 years of $5,583.33 monthly distributions? I want the $5,583.33 to increase with inflation each month. The ...
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Does IRS charge interest for underpaid taxes?

There is a rule that if no taxes are owed on last year's tax return, the IRS will not impose a penalty, but will interest be charged? Example: assume no federal taxes have been withheld during 2018. ...
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Best way to allocate money? Mutual Fund VS Student Loan

I am a 21 year old Canadian who is employed full time. I have no wife or kids nor do I own any property. I have no type of savings set up (investments, CPP, etc.). Each month I have 400$ leftover ...
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How does compound interest work with stocks? [duplicate]

I just learned about compound interest, and I want to know if I understood it right: You buy a stock, and then you just keep it. And over time, you will just earn interest on your interest. Is that ...
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Minimum interest needed to keep money at same value with 4% inflation?

For 30 years, my calculation says 7.17%, which just doesn't seem right. Say you invest $1 each year for 30 years with a return of investment of 7.17% Total investment from your end = $ 3 Total ...
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How should you calculate the average daily return on an investment based on a history of gains?

I started an Acorns account several months ago to use as a glorified savings account. I don't make contributions on purchases, but I contribute 10% of my paycheck to it every two weeks (Richest Man ...
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Why would a lender raise interest rates if you are in danger of not being able to pay your loan?

This is a follow-up to this question. It is established that lenders charge higher interest rates to customers less likely to be able to repay their loan in full, but this increased rate shouldn't ...
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How do you calculate a monthly loan payment when using Actual/365 or Act/Act day count convention?

It is pretty easy to figure out a monthly loan payment based on the standard formula, when using a 30/360 method, because the monthly interest rate is always the same since each month has 30 days. ...
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Are longer or shorter term CDs preferable while interest rates rise?

As of August in 2018, everything I'm reading is projecting rising interest rates for a while. Assuming that this is what happens, is it better to deposit money into a shorter-term CD (at a lower ...
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Why don't bond makers just get loans?

I was just looking at investment opportunities, and I found a number of places offering bonds paying up to 12% interest over two years. My first thought was, I can get a loan from my bank for 5% ...
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Interest on community shares - tax return

I invested in a community project under the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme. In the year I invested I claimed SEIS tax relief on the investment. In return for my investment I received shares in the ...
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How many days of interest do I lose if I make a wire transfer from one bank to another?

I suppose this will depend on the banks, so what's typical? Do any banks do this in 0 days? What's the longest which would still be allowed by law? Both bank accounts are already established and in ...
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Comparing bank to bond ETF

Let's say I have a bank savings account giving this interest: Rate: 1.736% APY: 1.75% (rate accounting for compounding interest) And there's a bond ETF SCHZ with these rates: TTM: Distribution ...
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How to Aggregate APR

I currently have several different credit accounts with balances that need to be paid off, and I am considering consolidating these accounts into a single loan account. These accounts each have ...
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Is there any way to compare a tracker's interest with an average fixed rate?

I have been paying into a tax free index tracking account for a number of years, the amounts were only occasionally regular and varying in size. I haven't withdrawn anything. I have exported data ...
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Credit Cards: Cash Financing Charges

I have a credit card, where the terms and conditions have this to say about cash withdrawal: B. Cash Advance Fees The Cardholder can use the Card to access cash in an emergency from ...
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Credit card 25day billing interest

I have a Home Depot credit card that is supported by TidewaterFinance. I was charged interest on my purchase even though I had zero balance 2 cycles ago and never received a bill last month because I ...
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What kind of parameters do you look at before investing? [closed]

As the title says, when you are about to invest long/medium term into a company, which kind of parameters do you look at (beside the fundamentals) P/ E ratio? P/ Revenue? Can you help a noob please?...
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How to use credit card with balance on it?

I have a credit card that currently has balance on it past grace period. I am working on paying it out, but I also need it to pay for online purchases, etc. I know that once you are past grace period,...
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Is simple interest related to the actuarial method?

I'm trying to understand different methods of calculating interest on installment loans. I keep coming across the terms "simple interest" and "actuarial method". They seem to be related but I haven'...
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I am being offered whole life insurance with a savings account. Should I take it?

I am being offered a savings account with a Whole life Insurance policy. I believe it is 100,000 policy for $30 a month. However, half of this goes to a savings account with a 4% "compound interest."...
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Can you calculate 10-year Treasury Note yield from price or vice versa?

I grabbed this screenshot from CNBC this morning: Are the price ($98.0469) and yield (2.981%) mathematically related? Investopedia says "A 10-year Treasury note pays interest at a fixed rate once ...
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What happens if you pay off a credit card with deferred interest before the date, but then use it again? [duplicate]

What happens if you have paid off a Credit Card that had deferred interest to avoid the interest penalty, but you then decide to use it again? When that date comes around and it sees there is a ...
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Lending club investments through a numbered company for favorable tax?

I'm part of a lending club in Canada that has just allowed corporate lending. My marginal tax bracket in Canada is 26%, so I'm trying to figure out if there is an advantage to lending through a ...
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How is interest rate calculated for a floating mortgage

I am trying to calculate the amount of interest I need to pay for a mortgage that just turned from fixed to floating. Current balance is: -550,000 Interest rate: 5.95% Original term: 30 years The ...
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Compound Interest & Mortgages

Mortgages are compounded 2 times a year in Canada and 12 times a year in the USA. However, I read that mortgages are simple interest and not compound interest because you pay the interest for each ...
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What's an easy way to create a floating amortization loan? [duplicate]

When dealing with a mortgage company, paying off a loan is quite simple. Now everything is online and most of the times you can pay more than the minimum payment each time. Each month the interest ...
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Daily Interest Monthly Compounding Multiyear

I downloaded the Excel spreadsheet mentioned in the accepted answer to this question: Daily interest calculation combined with monthly compounding: Why do banks do this, and how-to in Excel? It was ...