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TimeValue Software Blog

Imputed Interest Rate

By Martel Pellerin

The imputed interest rate is an unstated interest rate and it can cover many different scenarios. To calculate an imputed interest rate, you need to input the actual cash flows and then you can solve for the interest rate.

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Present Value versus Net Present Value

By Martel Pellerin

The present value and the net present value are essentially the same calculation. As the example below shows, the difference has to do with whether there is a starting balance or not.

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Settlement Offers

By Martel Pellerin

If you are considering a settlement offer or if you want to pay off a settlement, you want to find out how much it is worth today. To do this, you need to calculate the present value, because the lump sum of your settlement’s value is going to be worth less in the future than it is today. When you have a claim to see how much money you would accept or pay today, a simple present value calculation is the answer.

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Bi-Weekly vs Half Month Mortgage Payments

By Martel Pellerin

Occasionally a customer asks whether making half monthly payments instead of monthly payments will pay off their mortgage quicker.  The answer is no.   Let’s assume a 30-year loan. You will only save part of one month’s interest over the 30 years so it is probably not worth it and this is assuming that your bank will process your partial half month payments timely.

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Calculating Lease Payment Factors

By Martel Pellerin

A lease rate factor is the regular lease payment as a percent of the total cost of the leased equipment. Stated another way, if you multiply the lease rate factor by the cost of the leased equipment, you will determine the regular payment amount. The lease rate factor is a simplistic way of getting the payments but it is not that simple.

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