Amortization Calculator with Amortization Schedule
This loan amortization calculator figures your loan payment and interest costs at various payment intervals. Simply input the principal amount borrowed, the length of the loan and the annual interest rate and the calculator does the rest. Then, once you are ready click on the "Calculate Amortization Schedule" button at the bottom to create a printable amortization table.
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How To Create, Use, and Understand Amortization Schedules
Do you need to calculate a loan payment including interest and principal?
Would you like to find out where you are in your loan payoff process and how much principal is still owed?
Our Amortization Schedule Calculator is a flexible solution that will create a free amortization schedule you can print and keep for future reference.
To understand how amortization schedules work, and how to use them to find your loan payment, interest costs, and more, read on . . . .
Amortization Schedules 101
An amortization schedule is a table detailing each periodic payment on an amortizing loan. Amortization is the process of paying off a debt over time through regular payments.
Loan payments consist of principal and interest. At the beginning of the loan term the interest component of each payment is very high because the balance owed on the loan is high. As the principal gets paid on the loan the proportionate amount of each payment gets reduced until nearly the entire payment becomes principal toward the end of the loan term.
An amortization schedule shows the progressive payoff of the loan and the amount of each payment that gets attributed to principal and interest.
You can create an amortization schedule for any type of loan, but it is commonly used on mortgage and car loans. It is difficult to calculate the amortization table by hand, but fortunately this Amortization Schedule Calculator makes it easy.
Disadvantages Of Amortized Loans
Although amortized loans are the most common, there are specific characteristics of these loans that you want to watch out for.
Amortized loans do not build up much equity on the front end of the loan. For example, you’ll notice this with your mortgage. Even if you’ve been paying your 30-year mortgage for seven years, you’ll still owe quite a bit more of the original loan balance than you might expect. That’s because the early payments are mostly interest.
Additionally, many amortized loans do not have language explaining the full cost of borrowing. Terms and conditions on loans like car loans, personal loans, or payday loans might leave an impression that payments are equally split between principal and interest.
Many first-time borrowers are astonished to find out they are paying so much interest on the front end. Thankfully, the Amortization Schedule Calculator will reveal exactly how much you are paying, and when.
How Fast Can I Pay Off An Amortized Loan?
When your loan is amortized, your lender calculates your equal monthly payments so that you will pay off your loan coincident with the end of the loan term. If you want to pay off your loan faster, you need to increase your principal payments. Doing so has a couple of benefits:
For motivation to add extra principal to your payments, just use the amortization schedule calculator to figure out how much interest you will save. Depending on terms, the amount can be dramatic.
How To Find Loan Payments And Interest Costs
You can find total interest costs using the Amortization Schedule Calculator by scrolling down to the end of the amortization schedule where it shows the grand total for both principal payments and interest payments.
It will also show your loan payment amount and how much of each payment goes toward principal and interest. You can calculate loan payments for a number of intervals, including monthly, quarterly, semi-quarterly, and annual intervals.
An amortization table is a very useful tool for making financial decisions. While calculating your loan amortization by hand or through the use of spreadsheet is difficult, the process is simple with the Amortization Schedule Calculator.
Use this calculator to plan your debt payoff and reduce your total interest costs so you can advance from paying off debt to building wealth.
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