Do you owe money, or does someone owe you money?

And do you want to track payments on the date paid and recalculate or confirm a debt balance?

That's exactly what the Ultimate Loan Payoff Calculator (ULPC) will do for you.

And unlike other online payoff calculators, **this calculator will track payments made on any date, and calculate an exact balance**. Need to know the payoff amount for a loan as the twentieth of the month? This calculator will handle the task easily.

What if the borrower **missed a payment**?

Or what if they made an **extra principal payment**?

Or what if the **interest rate changes**?

Once again, **no problem**. The below calculator will handle any of these scenarios with ease.

Further, not only will you know the exact balance, you'll be able to create and print a detail amortization schedule complete with payment dates, subtotals, and running totals.

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**File save and open are new beta test features.**If you happen to get a different calculated result, do not assume that this calculator is making an error. Most likely, the problem is with the new file load feature. Please check that all settings got loaded as expected.

**Calculating a loan payoff amount as of a specific date is easy with this calculator. The calculator considers all on time late, missed and extra payments. It can also accommodate payment and interest rate changes.**

- The Ultimate Loan Payoff Calculator will do the job if you are searching for any of these calculators:
- loan repayment calculator
- mortgage payoff calculator
- student loan repayment calculator
- home loan repayment calculator
- car loan repayment calculator
- debt payoff calculator
- debt repayment calculator
- or any early loan payoff calculator

This example also applies to our online Ultimate Financial Calculator. The C-Value! program for Windows works in a similar way and has a few more features including the ability to save your work.

All users should work through the first tutorial to understand basic concepts about the calculator.

## How to Calculate a Mortgage or Loan Payoff Amount

Tutorial 25

## Step-by-Step — Calculate a loan payoff amount or exact date balance

To calculate a mortgage or loan balance and record payments as they are made, follow these steps:

- Set "Schedule Type" to "
**Loan**"- Or click the [Clear] button to clear any previous entries.
- The top two rows of the grid will not be empty
- Delete the 2nd row by selecting it and clicking on the [Delete] button

- Set "Rounding" to "Open balance — no adjustment" by clicking on {Settings} {Rounding Options}
- This setting is what allows you to enter single payments
- Any other setting forces the calculator to adjust the final payment so the balance is zero

- Set the "Days Per Year" option to "360 Days Per Year" by clicking on the {Setting} {360 / 365 Days}
- In the header section, make the following settings:
- For "Calculate Method" select "
**Normal**". - Set "Initial Compounding" to "
**Monthly**". - Enter
**5.25**for the "Initial Interest Rate".

- For "Calculate Method" select "

- In row one of the cash flow input area, create a "Loan" series
- Set the "Date" to
**February 16** - Set the "Amount" to
**5,250.00** - Set the "# Periods" to
**1**- Note: Since the number of periods is 1, you will not be able to set a frequency. If a frequency is set, it will be cleared when you leave the row

- Set the "Date" to

- Frequently, the next step is to calculate the regular, periodic payment amount if you don't already know it. For this example, we'll assume that the payment has not yet been determined. If the payment has been agreed to, you can skip to
**step #8**.

- The borrower has agreed to pay the loan back in 24 equal payments due at monthly intervals. What is the payment amount?

- Enter known payment details in second row
- Set the series to "
**Payment**" - Leave the "Date" set to
**March 16** - In the "Amount" column type "
**U**" for "Unknown" - Set the number of periods to
**24** - Set Frequency to "
**Monthly**". (The "End Date" will be February 16.)

- Set the series to "

- Your screen will now look like this:

- Click the "Calculate" button
- The expected, periodic payment is $230.91

- Now we can start recording payments as they are received. Because we calculated the payment amount assuming 24 payments, we need to edit row #2:

- The 1st payment is received on time. Click on row #2
- Select "
**Payment**" for the series - Leave the date set to
**March 16** - In the "Amount" column enter
**$230.91** - Enter "
**1**" for "# Periods" (recording 1 payment)

- Select "

- Assume the next 3 payments are also received on the due date and for the amount due but you fell behind in recording them in the calculator. It is easy to catch up:

- Click on row 3
- Select "
**Payment**" for the series - Set the date to the
**April 16** - In the "Amount" column enter
**$230.91** - Enter a "
**3**" under "# Periods"

- Select "

- Your screen should now look like this:

- So far, all payments have been received for the amount due and on the due date. Let's check out the loan payoff amount after these 4 payments are made:

- Click on the "[Schedule]" button
- As of June 16, the payoff amount is $4,412.77

- The borrower is reliable and not only does he pay the 5th payment early, he also pays an extra $100.

- Normal payment plus an extra payment. To record this:
- Click on the fourth row. Set the series to "
**Payment**" - Set the date to "
**July 10**" - Set the "Amount" to
**$330.91**. (Includes the extra $100.00.) - Set the "# Periods" to
**1**

- Click on the fourth row. Set the series to "

- So much for the debtor being reliable.

- Missed payment followed by under payment:
- Click on the fifth row. Set series to "
**Payment**" - Set the date to "
**September 16**" - Set the "Amount" to "
**$180.91**" - Set the "# Periods" to
**1**

- Click on the fifth row. Set series to "

- After making 4 regular payments, as well as one early payment with an extra $100.00, missing a payment and making a payment that is short by $50.00, your cash flow data screen will look like this:

- Note: It is not necessary to enter a '0.00' for the missed payment. But it can be done as a matter of record keeping. Doing so, explicitly acknowledges that a payment was missed and it also forces the balance to be calculated on the amortization schedule as of the date of the missed payment.

- Note: Interest is being calculated through August 16 and it is being added to the balance.

- Your borrower is in need of additional cash. You agree to lend it to them and add it to the loan balance.

- Add an additional loan
- Click on the empty row after the last payment. This will be row six
- Select "Loan" for the series
- You will make the funds available on October 1st. Enter
**October 1**in the Date column - In the "Amount" column enter the new loan amount
**$1,000.00** - You are making one loan. Enter a "
**1**" for "# Periods"

- Since there is a new loan amount, you want to calculate a new payment amount. Also, the borrower has agreed to pay the loan off in 18 more payments.

- Adjust payment due to new borrow
- Click on the empty row after loan just entered
- Select "
**Payment**" for the Series - The payments will continue to be due on the 16th of each month. Set the "Date" set to "
**October 16**" - In the "Amount" column type "
**U**" for "Unknown". - Set the "# Periods" to
**18** - Set "Frequency" to "
**Monthly**"

- Before clicking "Calculate", your screen will look like this if you've been following along:

- Click "
**[Calculate]**"- The new payment will be
**$286.78**

- The new payment will be

- Next, borrower pays the full payment amount, however he does pay two days late:
- Edit the payment in row 7.

- Leave "Series" set to "
**Payment** - Change the "Date" to "
**October 18**" - Since the full payment is paid, leave the amount as it is,
**$286.78** - Only one payment is being made. Change the "18" to "
**1**" in the "# Periods" column

- Continue to enter payments (and loan advances) as they are received until the loan is paid off. Remember, you may enter "0.00" payment amounts on any date to calculate the payoff as of the date entered.

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## Richard says:

Great calculator Karl,

I hadn’t noticed any discussion regarding this. Can the calculator track late charges and their payments?

Thanks in advance for your response,

Richard

## Karl says:

Thank you!

Yes, under series, the "Fee"e; can be used for late charges.

And payments are payments. If you want to track a payment to a late charge then add a comment to the payment, under "Cash Flow Options."

Does that work for you?

## Robert Romero says:

If there is a change in Interest Rate due to a payment default can that be done here.

## Robert Romero says:

Regarding The Rate Change, I was able to find it. I should have waited to ask until after playing with it a bit. What a great tool. I have been doing this semi-manually using an amortization calculator but it was so much work recalculating for the differing payments I was receiving.

Thanks so Much!

## Karl says:

You’re quite welcome. And very glad to hear that using the calculator is better than doing the calculation "semi-manually." 🙂

## James A Fivian says:

I have been using your tutorial to enter data on a personal loan I am Holding. I am unaware of how to download the program to my Mac. At this point I enter data and minimize the tutorial until the next payment is made. In the interim I must be very careful when using Safari or I will lose everything. That has happened frequently.

I see that recently you have notified us that the number of printings will be restricted for non registered users. How do I become a registered user? New tricks are hard on old dogs. Thanks

## Karl says:

You can’t download it to your Mac. The calculator is a web calculator.

But you do not need to be careful using Safari either. Shut your computer off if you want to.

What you need to do first is click on the "File" then "Save as…." and this will give you the opportunity so save the data to a file on your disk that you can then open with the "File", "Open" menu choice.

Also, this calculator is not limited in anyway (presently).