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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 ...
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What about paying extra principal on a weekly basis?

I have a branch where my mortgage is held, very close proximity to my house. I have extra cash flow on a weekly basis. If I make an extra $500 dollars a week, vs paying $2,000 at the end of the ...
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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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Additional mortgage payments don't automatically go toward principal?

I have a 4.51% ARM (with a credit union) on some land I own. The monthly mortgage payment is $83.27. I increased my monthly payments to $250.00 but recently discovered the extra money ($166.73) was ...
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Principal Residence & no gifting tax = loophole? (Canada)

Here is a hypothetical scenario I was discussing with someone today that I think seems fishy, but I can't find much info on. An adult gives money to his 20 year old kid to buy a house as a gift. The ...
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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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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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Paying part of the mortgage before remortgaging

I am aware the exact answers to my questions below may depend on the conditions of the mortgage but I would still be grateful for some advice and pointers. Let's say I took a 2-year fixed rate ...
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Why is the breakdown of a loan repayment into principal and interest of any importance?

Repaying a loan is a type of cash outflow. Why should I care which part of each payment goes towards the interest and which part towards the principal? "A loan is a loan", no? I know that this ...
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What is the formula for loan payoff with daily compounded interest and monthly payment?

My goal is to make a graph using this formula for all possible monthly payments. Let's say... Loans: 21750 Monthly Payment: 220 Daily Interest: 4.0% / 365 What formula would I use to get the total ...
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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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Why does the principal/interest applied to my balance fluctuate in spite of making payments on-time?

In my first payment on 6/03/2011, the principal applied to my balance was $261.11 and the interest was $221.64. As I kept making the payment on-time, the principal applied to my balance kept ...
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Formula for recalculation of a bad loan, i.e. where payments were missed?

I need to know if exists any formula to calculate interest rate, principal interest, total amount to be paid, in the case of a bad loan. Ex: In a bank exists a 20 year home - loan. The client was ...
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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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How do principal payments on my mortgage affect my taxes?

If I choose to pay a larger chunk into my principal say every 6 months, does the extra money I pay into it become tax deductible, or how does it affect my taxes in general. Also, I'm self employed if ...
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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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Should I pay the interest or the principal on my second mortgage?

We have a second mortgage on our home from 10/08. It was designed to be deferred for five years, so we're right in the middle. After the deferral, our monthly payment will be $413.74 for 25 years. ...
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What 25-day investment, principal guaranteed, can be used for credit card arbitrage?

What is the most profitable 25-day investment I can make that guarantees that I at least get the principal back? Notes: Many brokers accept credit card deposits w/ no fees, and the credit card ...
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Paying over minimum monthly charge of credit cards

I have a $80 minimum on my credit bill. If I pay them $100, do the additional $20 go to the card's Principal or Interest? If it goes to Interest, do I have to explicitly state that those $20 go to ...
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Reducing mortgage term by paying off a chunk of the principal each quarter - how effective is this?

A family member once told me about a method for reducing the term of a mortgage "significantly". They didn't know (or I can't remember) the details but it had to do with certain mortgages that ...