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Annuity Annual Accrual

By Martel Pellerin

A customer recently asked how to use TValue to determine the balance and annual interest contributions if they invested $100,000 in an annuity that was compounded annually for 15 years.

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Minimum Lease Payments Valuation

By Martel Pellerin

The minimum lease payments are the lowest amount that a lessee can expect to make over the lifetime of the lease. The minimum lease payments, including a guarantee of a residual if applicable, are used to value the lease by doing a net present value (NPV) calculation. The method of calculating minimum lease payments is laid out in the Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 13 (FAS 13), Accounting for Leases.

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Daily versus Exact Days

By Martel Pellerin

When I first joined TimeValue Software, it took me a while to understand the difference between Daily (compounding) and Exact Days. Both methods calculate interest each day but that is where the similarity ends.

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Daily Payments

By Martel Pellerin

Occasionally, we get a customer that has a unique situation where they have to do daily payments. Sometimes they are only during the business week and sometimes they are 7 days a week.  This is a calculation that you can do in TValue but it takes a little bit of creativity to do it.

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Simple vs Compound Interest for a Loan

By Martel Pellerin

Interest is defined as the cost of borrowing money. It can be either simple interest or compound interest. Simple interest is calculated on the principal amount of a loan only. Compound interest is calculated on the principal amount and also on any accumulated interest of previous periods that was not paid, and can thus be regarded as “interest on interest.”

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