We have provided the financial calculators below to enable you to answer basic questions and begin to evaluate financial decisions.
Biweekly Mortgage Calculator
This calculator will show you how much you will save if you make 1/2 of your mortgage payment every two weeks instead of making a full mortgage payment once a month. In effect, you will be making one extra mortgage payment per year – without hardly noticing the additional cash outflow. But, as you’re about to discover, you will certainly notice the increased cash flow that will occur when you pay your mortgage off way ahead of schedule!
Car Cost Comparison Calculator
When buying a car, most people fail to consider ALL of the expenses that will be generated by their purchase. And because nearly all car buying scenarios come with different variables (depreciation rates, interest rates, purchase prices, insurance costs, MPG ratings, etc.), it becomes extremely difficult to compare one buying scenario with another – until now, that is. This calculator will not only help you to forecast the REAL COST of buying and owning a car, but it will also help you to more accurately compare the real cost of one car buying scenario with the real cost of a second car buying scenario.
Credit Card Minimum Payment Interest Calculator
This calculator will show you how much interest you will end up paying if you make only the minimum required payment on your credit card bill. It will also tell you how many minimum payments you will make before your balance is paid off (up to a maximum of 600 payments).
Debt Investment Calculator
Future Value Calculator
This calculator will show you the forgone interest earnings that will result after spending a given dollar amount on a nonappreciating, non-necessary purchase.
Future Value of Periodic Payments Calculator
This calculator will show you how much interest you will earn over a given period of time, at any given interest rate, based on an initial investment plus a fixed monthly addition. The calculator compounds monthly and assumes deposits are made at the beginning of each month.
If you work one hour and spend that hour's entire wage on a non-necessary, nonappreciating purchase, you have effectively limited the value of one hour's wage to its face value. On the other hand, if you were to invest all or part of the one hour's wage into an interest earning investment, this would serve to increase that hour's wage by an amount equal to the total interest earned by the investment. In other words, the person who is ultimately responsible for setting your hourly wage rate is not your boss – it's YOU! The calculator below will calculate the future value of your hourly wage based on the portion invested, the annual rate of return, and the number of years invested.
Lifetime Savings Calculator
This calculator will show you how much you'll save over the course of your lifetime when permanently switching from any given high-priced buying habit (name brand) to its functional, less expensive equivalent (generic). Plus, it will also show you how much interest you could earn if you were to invest all or part of those savings as you realized them. As you're about to see, "a penny saved" can REALLY ADD UP!
Loan Comparison Calculator
This calculator will help you to compare the total interest charges of four different loans.
Miles Per Gallon Calculator
This calculator will compute your car's miles per gallon and forecast your gasoline expense for one month and for one year. It also allows you to see how much money you would save if you were driving a car that got better gas mileage.
Money to Time Calculator
This calculator will show you how much time your money is worth. But in order to use this calculator you must first calculate your real hourly wage.
Mortgage Refinancing Calculator
Nonmonthly Payment Calculator
This calculator will convert your nonmonthly payments into their monthly equivalents, and then provide you with a total. This total will represent how much you will need to set aside each month in order to make your nonmonthly payments as they come due. A great budgeting tool!
Real Hourly Wage Calculator
So your boss told you that you were getting paid $10 an hour? Don't believe it! This calculator will show you how much you're REALLY profiting (after-tax, after work-related-expense take-home) from each hour you devote to working – both paid and unpaid. But wait! Before you approach your boss with this startling computation, make sure you see both sides. You know, your boss's "side" and the "outside!" ;-)
*Information and interactive calculators are made available to you as self-help tools for your independent use. We cannot and do not guarantee their accuracy or their applicability to your circumstances. We encourage you to seek personalized advice from qualified professionals regarding all personal finance issues.