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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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Frequency of investments to maximise returns (and minimise fees)

If I have a certain amount of money to invest regularly, how do I calculate the amount to let accumulate in my bank before I make that investment, assuming there is a fee associated with each ...
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Schedule C: Determine credit card interests expenses, line 16

How does one calculate credit card interest for schedule C, line 16? My wife has a home business and uses a credit card for the business. My understanding is that because we are using the cash ...
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Multiple day ACH transfer - is there a day when neither bank is paying interest?

If I transfer money from my account at bank A to my account at bank B, using a free multi-day ACH transfer, is it common that I would not be paid daily interest for the balance while the transfer ...
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When to make Credit Card payments on large balance with interest

Consider the following scenario: A credit card has a balance of $5000 that cannot be paid off at this time. Every week I earn $500 that is deposited to my bank. My monthly minimum payment is $200. ...
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Can the CRA peek into the amount of a Canadian bank account forthwith?

I mean without any search warrants or court orders. I ask because for the 2018 tax year, my brother in Grade 12 earned a total income of $500 CAD from only interest. The bank issued a T5 statement ...
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Relationship between down payment and mortgage interest

I just got a new job in a new city in Ohio (United States), and my partner and I want to buy a home roughly a year from now. We have a year to save up, and I am making a financial model to look at the ...
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How to calculate value of paying down mortgage and removing PMI vs higher interest debts?

How do I calculate which of these is more advantageous to do with a windfall?: pay down my mortgage to the point where PMI will be removed pay off a higher interest loan Assume the amount required ...
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Computing risk-neutral probability of spot rates

I am trying to use a binomial model to price options wtih bonds as the underlying security.If the current term structure is flat at 6%, but next year, I assume the one-year spot rate will be either 5% ...
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How do I calculate monthly compound interest in Google Sheets?

I have a financial spreadsheet with a column of all my deposits into my savings account. The leftmost column lists the dates of the deposits. Now, let's say my savings balance is $100.00 and my ...
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Why doesn't the U.S. government pay interest on tax withholding returned via a refund?

When the US government pays you your tax refund, it doesn't include any sort of interest payment for what is essentially a loan to the government. Why doesn't the government pay interest?
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Effective Rate for this balloon payment

Need some help on this calculation: Loan Amount: $377100 Down payment: $41900 Monthly payment: $5998 Balloon payment at the end: $206540 Tenor: 36 months I want to know how to calculate ...
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Calculating Interest Paid for Federal Deduction on a UK Student Loan

My spouse has a UK student loan. The loan has a 1.5% interest rate, and you only start repayments once you earn over a certain threshold. They do a calculation of how much you need to repay which I ...
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Why UK bank charges are not taken account when looking on interest for taxation?

In UK when filling-in self-assessment, HMRC is asking for amount of interest received during the tax year. But bank charges are not taken into account. See example here: my bank charges me £5 ever ...
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I have 25,000 in savings and I want to invest, but I don't know where to start [duplicate]

I've been collecting information about the best investment practices, however I'm have very little financial knowledge and was hoping someone here could point me in the right direction. I feel like I ...
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interest compounded daily vs monthly

I want to compare two saving accounts with same APY, but one has interest "compounded daily and credited monthly" and the other has interest "compounded monthly and credited monthly". Which will yield ...
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Balancing an Interest Accrual Rate Between multiple loans

Tags: multiple student loans , balancing interest accruals , student loan help
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Should I file my taxes? No income, unemployed, but paid 2k in student loan interest

This question is hypothetical. I was unemployed for the entire year of 2018 and had no income. I lived with a parent and had enough savings from a previous job to pay for myself and make all of my ...
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Write off accrued interest from interest income

My mother purchased a US government bond maturing 2019/04/15. The purchase date was 2018/04/13, so there were 2 interest payments attributed to 2018 (2018/04/15 and 2018/10/15), but the interest ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Effective Interest Rate Interpretation

Assume a $1,000 loan for 24 months, with monthly interest rate 2.5%, and monthly payments ($55.91 as calculated by any online tool, e.g. here). This will give us annual interest rate (air) of 30%, ...
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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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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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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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Paying Off Principal of Home vs. Investing In Mutual Fund

I close on my first home October 21. I've locked in a 4.330% APR on a 30-year fixed conventional mortgage and my payment will be ~$800/month. I've put the required 20% down to avoid paying PMI. ...
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APR without principal repayment?

I've been trying to find out about this own my own but can't seem to work it out via search engines, loan/mortgage websites and excel. When I try to work out how much a loan costs, rates like APR ...
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How can a 'saver' maintain or increase wealth in low interest rate economy?

If low interest rates disadvantage 'savers' what are they supposed to do if they are not inclined to buy and spend? Where should you put your money (instead of it stagnating in low interest rate ...
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does interest payment on loan stay the same if I pay early

Hopefully, my question doesn't sound dumb, because I'm not a finance guy. Suppose I have a 100k loan, and the monthly payment is 1k. My loan payment goes 600 to interest and 400 to pay down ...
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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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Do mortgage offset accounts typically accrue interest at high balances?

Say someone has a 100% offset account on their mortgage. This means that if they have: Loan amount: $150k Offset balance: $100k ...then their interest is computed as if they only owe $50k on 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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Should I pay extra towards my mortgage or HELOC?

My first mortgage has a balance of $147k with 4.75% fixed interest rate. My home equity line of credit (HELOC) has a balance of $87k with prime minus 1.1%. I've been making about $50 extra payment ...