Note: The results from this calculator should be used as an indication only. Results do not represent either quotes or pre-qualifications for a loan. It is advised that you consult your financial adviser before taking out a loan.
Buying a home is a major event for many people. And, most people have to borrow money from a lender to help pay off their new debt, or mortgage. When you have a mortgage, you must make monthly payments to your lender to repay both the interest and the principal on your loan. And, the faster you pay off your principal, the less interest you will have. When you make monthly payments, a portion of the payments goes to the interest. The rest goes to your principal, or what you actually paid for the home.
As a homeowner, you should be aware of how much of your monthly payment is going toward interest and how much is going toward principal. This is where the Principal and Interest Calculator will help.
This Principal and Interest Calculator lets you:
- Identify how much of each payment is applied to the principal
- Determine how much of each payment is applied to the interest
- View the balance of your principal after each payment
- Determine how much principal and interest you pay yearly on your loan
Using the calculator is easy. Just follow these simple steps:
- Enter the amount of the loan.
- Enter the interest rate
- Enter the length of the loan (number of years)
- Click calculate.
By doing this, you will find your minimum monthly payment, as well as how much of the payment is applied to principal. You can also then determine, by the use of the principal and interest calculator, how much interest you pay each year. You can view the balance of your principal as well. By using this principal and interest calculator, you can then determine if you can afford extra payments. By making extra payments, you will decrease your debt, as well as the amount of interest you will pay on the loan. This principal and interest calculator is a useful tool that can help you save money.