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PMT Formula

How to set-up an amortization table in Excel Month Beg BalancePaymentInterestPrincipal End Balance 0 10,000.00 1. What is the duration of the loan in months? Type in 0 and then 1. Select both numbers then drag down to put in total months.

Setting Up the Formulas Month Beg BalancePaymentInterestPrincipal End Balance 0 10,000.00 1 =F2 =PMT(RATE/ 12),Months, Loan =B3*0.06/ 12 =C3-D3 =B3-E3 Calculating monthly payment. Put an equal sign in the cell. Click on Formulas. Click on Financial. Click on PMT. We need to put in three numbers followed by a comma

The Bill… You have a \$1500 balance on a MasterCard that charges a 19% interest rate Minimum payment is 2% or \$25

Option 1 – Minimum Payment 2% Month Beg BalancePaymentInterest Principa l End Balance 0 1,500.00 1 F2 =MAX(B3*0.0 2,25) =B3*.19/12 =C3-D3 =B3-E3 ASSUMPTIONS: 19% Interest Rate, \$1,500 Balance and 2% Payment

Option 1 – Minimum Payment 3% Month Beg BalancePaymentInterestPrincipal End Balance 0 1,500.00 1 F2 =MAX(B3*0.0 3,25) =B3*.19/12 =C3-D3 =B3-E ASSUMPTIONS: 19% Interest Rate, \$1,500 Balance and 3% Payment

Flat Monthly Payment Decide how much you can afford to pay monthly ▫Has to be more than the minimum ▫Example: \$50 or \$100 per month Replace the Payment with your choice How long will it take to pay off the balance? How much interest do you pay?

Option 2 – Flat Amount Payments Month Beg BalancePaymentInterestPrincipal End Balance 0 1,500.00 1 F2 =50 =B3*.19/12 =C3-D3 =B3-E3 ASSUMPTIONS: 19% Interest Rate, \$1,500 Balance and \$50/month Payment

Pay off the Balance in Set Time Use PMT function to determine your monthly payment ▫Let’s say 2 years What will your monthly payment be? How much interest do you pay?

Option 3 – Time Payments Month Beg BalancePaymentInterestPrincipal End Balance 0 1,500.00 1 F2 =PMT(0.19/12, 24,-1500) =B3*.19/12 =C3-D3 =B3-E ASSUMPTIONS: 19% Interest Rate, \$1,500 Balance and 24 month duration