Cost-of-Debt Calculator

By changing any value in the following form fields, calculated values are immediately provided for displayed output values. Click the view report button to see all of your results.
Your debt has $3,109 in scheduled interest payments.
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Time to pay off debt is 11 years and 6 months Line Graph: Please view the report to see detailed calculation results in tabular form.
Time to pay off debt is 11 years and 6 months.

Cost-of-Debt Calculator Definitions

Use minimum payment

If you checked the "use credit card minimum payments" box, your monthly payment is calculated as 4% of your current outstanding balance. With the "use credit card minimum payments" box checked, your monthly payment will decrease as your balance is paid down. This can greatly increase the length of time it takes to pay off your credit cards. Uncheck this box to enter your own monthly payment that will remain the same until your balance is paid in full.

(We calculate your minimum monthly payment as 4% of your current outstanding balance. While your actual minimum monthly payment may be slightly different, this is one of the most common methods used by credit card companies to calculate minimum payments.)

Credit Card Balance

Your total current balance for this credit card.

Credit Card Interest rate

The annual percentage rate you pay for this credit card. The rate you enter is used to calculate the interest on all future credit card payments. The length of time to pay off this credit card may be much greater than calculated if you enter a low promotional interest rate that is only good for a short period of time.

Credit Card Payment

This is your initial monthly payment. If you checked the "use credit card minimum payments" box, your monthly payment is calculated as 4% of your current outstanding balance. With the "use credit card minimum payments" box checked, your monthly payment will decrease as your balance is paid down. This can greatly increase the length of time it takes to pay off your credit cards. Uncheck this box to enter your own monthly payment that will remain the same until your balance is paid in full.

(We calculate your minimum monthly payment as 4% of your current outstanding balance. While your actual minimum monthly payment may be slightly different, this is one of the most common methods used by credit card companies to calculate minimum payments.)

Loan balance

Your total current balance for an installment loan.

Loan interest rates

The annual percentage rate you pay for this loan. Enter the current interest rate for this loan. This calculator assumes your rate will remain the same for the entire repayment period. We use this to calculate the interest you will pay on this loan and the number of payments that are remaining.

Loan payment

This is your monthly payment. Enter the actual monthly payment for your loan. We use this to determine your payment totals and to calculate the remaining payments.

Remaining loan payments

This is the calculated number of payments remaining for this loan. It is based on your current balance, payment and interest rate.

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