# How do they calculate what your monthly auto loan payment will be?

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.

$\frac{P(\frac{i}{12})}{(1-(1+\frac{i}{12})^{-n})}$

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? # Maxed Out 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.] Continue reading Maxed Out # Savings Calculator # PRFC: Periodic Rate Finance Charge Formula TERMS APR: Annual Percentage Rate DBC: Days in Billing Cycle ADB: Average Daily Balance PRFC: Periodic Rate Finance Charge Formula: 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: