So, I recently bought a new vehicle and was wondering how my monthly payments were figured out. After digging around a bit, I found this site where a high school teacher has posted the formula as an exercise for her students.
Well, I thought I would share this gem in case anybody else is interested.
You can go to this site and the Almighty Internet will give you the same answer.
Alternatively, you can download this document I made in Open Office Calc (free) and see, with your own eyes, what’s going on.
I would love to know, if anyone ever reads this, how the initial finance charge is decided. I thought about it, fruitlessly, until my brain hurt.
Here is the problem:
You have a principal amount of $4049.00. Your finance charge is calculated to be $538.12. Your interest rate is 8.29%. What formula was used to arrive at the value $538.12?
Seven Hills, NV
“I think you’ve just got to be in a master plan, where there are CC&Rs and they can’t build a mobile home right next door or a nail shop. You know, it’s just strictly a planned community. You’re gonna get your dollars out.”
“I could not have paid for the construction of that house if I hadn’t got the loan-to-value, which means they appraised the house when it was done and loaned me money as what it would sell for.
[Title card: This is the same accounting technique used by Enron.]
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Periodic Rate Finance Charge Formula
APR: Annual Percentage Rate
DBC: Days in Billing Cycle
ADB: Average Daily Balance
PRFC: Periodic Rate Finance Charge
If your APR is 7.65%*, you have a 29-day billing cycle, and an average daily balance of $6,000, the formula would be as follows:
*7.65% = 7.65/100 = .0765 Continue reading PRFC: