Debt Consolidation Calculator V1

When the typical debtconsolidation company advertises that they can "save you money," what they are most often referring to is simply a reduction in your total monthly debt payments  not a savings in the cost of paying off your debt (interest charges). Sure, by consolidating your payments into a single loan, you might be paying one monthly payment that is smaller than the sum of your current monthly payments, but if they stretch your loan out for a longer period of time you could actually end up paying more interest by consolidating. This calculator will help you to determine whether or not consolidating will actually reduce the cost of retiring your debts.
Starting with the first line of entry fields, enter each one of your debts, along with their corresponding principal balances, interest rates and monthly payment amounts (the last two columns will be filled in by the calculator). Once you have entered all of the debts you wish to consolidate, click on the "Compute Current Debt Cost" button. Next, enter the consolidating loan's interest rate, term and any origination fees that might apply and click the "Compute Consolidation Loan Costs" button.
IMPORTANT: In order for the this calculator to work, each debt must have the four lefthand fields filled in (for interestfree debts enter .001 just to satisfy the required interestrate entry).


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Consolidation Loan Terms

Enter the Consolidating Loan's Annual Interest Rate (APR):


Enter the Consolidating Loan's term (number of years):


Enter total of any Consolidation Loan Fees:



Results

Without Consol idating

With Consol idating

Difference

Total of Monthly Payment(s):




Months until debts are paid off:




Total Cost (Interest Charges and Loan Fees):




Summary:

