# Ultimate Financial Calculator

The Ultimate Financial Calculator (UFC) is the most sophisticated, most flexible calculator on AccurateCalculators.com and I think on the entire internet.

See the tutorials for step-by-step instructions.

If you are someone who needs date accurate results with either regular or irregular cash flows (loans, payments, deposits, withdrawals, investments), this is the calculator you should study and use.

Questions?

Feel free to post your questions, comments or concerns at the bottom of this page. Remember, I'm here to help. There's a lot more below

## Calculator's Features

*for step-by-step instructions.*

**tutorials**### Solve for any unknown

- Payment or loan amount
- Deposit or withdrawal
- Yields: APR, APY or IRR
- Balance as of a specific date
- Present value (PV)
- Future value (FV)
- Balloon payment amount
- Payment required to reach a specific balloon
- Number of payments
- Discounted values
- Remaining balance
- Deposit required

### Any type of calculation method

- Normal amortization or investment
- Rule-of-78s
- Canadian methods
- US Rule — simple interest
- Supports 360, 364, 365 and 366 day years
- Exact day or periodic interest calculations

### Scheduled (but adjustable) Payment Frequencies

- Daily
- Weekly
- Bi-weekly
- Twice monthly (Half-month)
- Every 4 weeks
- Monthly
- Bi-monthly (every two months)
- Quarterly
- Every 4 months
- Semi-annual
- Annual

### Flexible Reports & Schedules

- Amortization & investment schedules
- Select a fiscal year end
- Reg. Z APR disclosure calculation
- Track or keep an "Open Balance"
- Track escrow payments and disbursements

### Handles any type of cash flow

- Normal
- Interest-only
- Enter your own payment amount
- Negative amortization
- Skipped payments or deposits
- Fixed principal + interest
- Percent step amounts
- Dollar step amounts
- Balloon payments
- Extra payments — principal only
- Payments to interest
- Cash flow amounts set to any random date

### Compounding Frequencies

- Exact Day / Simple
- Daily compounding
- Weekly
- Bi-weekly
- Twice Monthly (Half-month)
- Every 4 Weeks
- Monthly
- Bi-monthly (every two months)
- Quarterly
- Every 4 Months
- Semi-annual
- Annual
- Continuous
- Change the frequency of compounding during a cash flow
- No compounding option when rate changes

## Calculators the Ultimate Financial Calculator Replaces

With this calculator's flexibility, it will meet the needs of anyone searching for:

- loan repayment calculator
- loan payoff calculator
- mortgage payoff calculator
- repayment calculator
- student loan repayment calculator
- home loan repayment calculator
- car loan repayment calculator
- debt payoff calculator
- early mortgage payoff calculator
- debt repayment calculator
- individual or specialty
*TVM*calculators

Tell us how you use the **Ultimate Financial Calculator**. And naturally, if you have any questions, feel free to ask them below.

## Ken says:

Problems with ultimate financial calculator.

1. Borrower made an extra payment about a week after that month’s payment, making for 13 payments that year. I added that & it seems to have worked fine with default rounding (zero balance at end).

2. Having difficulty arriving at total loan payoff at a certain date.

If I follow tutorial I get the extra payment repeated over remaining loan term.

I got an error message “unable to add periods”.

If I change rounding to none, the extra payment “repeats” over the remaining term.

I’m not understanding the tutorial very well.

Also wish you had a Mac version. Thanks

## Karl says:

Thanks for trying my calculator, Ken.

A few pointers and questions.

The extra payment won’t repeat (or shouldn’t) if in the "# Periods" column, in the extra payment row, you’ve entered a "1."

The concept is you can enter in each row the number of payments that repeat and for which the payment was paid precisely on the date due. So, if the payments are due on the first, and you received 18 payments paid on the first, enter 18 in the "# Periods" column. Then if you received 1 extra payment, the next row should have that extra payment (for any amount on any date).

Not sure which tutorial you are referring to, but since you are tracking loan payments, I suggest that you take a look at this tutorial. After looking at it, if something is not clear, please ask again and please refer to the step that’s giving you a problem.

Also, I would start again entering the loan payments with the rounding set to "Open Balance."

## Ken says:

Tutorial you mention/link is what I’m reading/using. Scenario:

Make/calculate loan w/amortization schedule.

Borrower makes an extra payment some days after the regular payment for that period. <- How do I update the existing schedule for that?

Later on… Borrower wants to pay it off on some date, how to enter that?

Also, if I load the schedule with the extra payment in that year (13 payments that year), then expand & collapse it, it replicates that extra payment, in this case 21 times. I wonder if it thinks that payment will be added every remaining year.

## Karl says:

You say, “Make/calculate loan with an amortization schedule.” This sounds to me as if you have a schedule of the projected payments – payments that are due over the entire term of the loan. Is that the case? And if so that one good?

If so, great.

Now it seems you want to track actual payments. Forget the first schedule. Start again. But enter the payments as they are made for an ACTUAL schedule, NOT a projected schedule.

Enter the payments up to the extra payment you mentioned. Then enter the extra payment. Then continue in the next row with the regular payments until the borrower wants to pay the loan off.

In the final row, enter the date the borrower wants to pay the loan off and enter “Unknown” for the amount. Enter “1” for the “# Periods.” Then calculate. The calculated amount will be the balance due as of the date entered.

I asked you to tell me what step in the tutorial gave you a problem. Also, did you have “1” for “# Periods” in the extra payment row?

## Karl says:

Let’s assume for simplicity that all regular payments are paid on the date they are due. Also, assume there is one extra payment. And you want to know the pay-off amount the borrower has to pay to pay off the loan early.

This will take 5 rows in the calculator.

Are you approaching the calculation this way?

## Ken says:

Yes, a “1” in that extra payment, 13 payments in that year instead of 12. If I expand & then collapse that schedule, somehow it makes 21 of those extra payments, I’m guessing for the remainder of the loan term.

What’s the difference between the ultimate financial calculator & the loan payoff calculator? They both look & work the same to me; wonder if they can save/use the same xml files they generate.

Thanks for your help.

## Karl says:

The two calculators are the same.

Do you want to send me your XML file, and I’ll take a look? The email address is on the contact page. Link at the bottom of the page.

## Karl says:

Thank you for sending the XML file. That helps. I see a few things that are “off,” but I am unsure if fixing just these items will give you the schedule you need. There may be other things I’m not aware of yet.

1. There is no extra payment entered, as you said. If row 5 on 11/22 is supposed to be the extra payment, then under the “Series” dropdown, select “Xtra Pmt.” But also, why is the amount $0?

2. Secondly, there are overlapping dates between the rows. Row 3 has an end date of 1/11/2020, while row 4 starts on 7/5/2018. This is not ideal. Rows should be in date sequence, and they should not overlap this way (overlap means an end date coming after the start date in the next row.)

Is suggest starting simple. Briefly, forget about your loan details and step through some of the tutorials so that you grasp this calculator’s concepts. I also suggest trying the 5-row example, as I mentioned in the prior reply.

## Ken says:

1. The extra payment somehow got replicated 20 times; should be ONE extra payment, 6 days after the regular one. Until I figure out some reason for that “replication” I’m considering it a bug. It happens anytime I expand/collapse the schedule (also another version of the schedule that doesn’t attempt the payoff). Row 5 is effort to make a payoff on that date (11/24) & it doesn’t “look right” in the schedule.

2. I don’t know why the dates overlap. I entered the ONE extra payment as above. That year had 13 payments & the extra one happened 6 days after the regular payment. As to whether it applies to both principal & interest or principal only, I’m inclined to apply it to interest too, since there’s a time difference, but I’m open to ideas.

## Karl says:

Let’s address one thing at a time. For now, we won’t worry about calculating the early pay-off amount. Also, forget about Expand and Collapse for right now. You don’t need those features (at this point).

You keep saying “extra payment,” but as I said, looking at what you sent me, you haven’t indicated that any of the payments are extra payments. Other than the first loan row, the only row that has a “1” in the “# periods” column is row 5. That row has a $0 amount. Why? And it’s not marked as “Xtra Pmt” (in the Series column).

If you had intended for another row to be a single extra payment, the rows have values other than “1” in the “# Periods” column.

The reason why the dates overlap is because of date math. For example, row 3 represents a series of 21 monthly payments starting on 5/11/2018. The last of the 21 payments ends on 1/11/2020. But row 4 starts a new series on 7/5/2018 of 53 payments before the series in row 3 has even been completed. What you are telling the calculator to do, is to create overlapping series. Is that what you want?

## Karl says:

I understand now that you are saying row 5 is an attempt to calculate a pay-off amount and not an attempt to make an extra payment. What row is the single extra payment? That row needs to have “1” in the “# Periods” column, and it needs “Xtra Pmt” set under “Series”.

## Karl says:

I think maybe this is what you want?

Row 5 is the unknown payoff amount as of Nov 24, 2022.

The payoff amount ALWAYS has to be the last row of the calculation. Makes sense, right?

## Lee H Johnson says:

I entered the loan amount and interest rate. The contract calls for payments of 982.85 per month which was the first month payment but we made greater payments after that e.g. $1,067.59 the next month, then $1076.23 and varying payments after that. The program won’t let me enter payments after the 8th payment. What to do?

## Karl says:

Can you say why the program is not allowing you to enter more payments after the 8th payment? Do you see any error messages?

You should be able to enter many hundreds of payments.

Do you see where you move to the next “page” of the table using the numbers below the table?

## Robert Sweeney says:

Is there a version of this calculator that we can use that does not have all the ads on the page?

## Karl says:

If you can use a Windows program, then C-Value ($49.95) is the same as the UFC.

If you can only use an online calculator, the answer is “no”, at this time. But I’ll release an ad-free, online version in the coming months on a new website.

## Robert Sweeney says:

I already have a subscription to C-Value, but I like the ability to use this calculator in my Chromebook. Will you be sending out a notice to subscribers when that new

site is up and running or do those interested just need to keep checking this site?

## Karl says:

The old site will automatically redirect to the new site. And when the ad-free version is ready, I’ll send out a notification email. But that won’t happen until the site is up and running for a while.

## gemma says:

Hi thanks for this calculator! My issue is that it isn’t saving my currency and date specifications (Aus, DD/MM/YYYY) and therefore giving a completely wrong interest rate.

Can you please assist?

## Karl says:

You’re welcome!

Do you have cookies enabled? I was able to set the calculator to AUD and MM/DD/YYYY.

However, neither of these settings should impact the interest rate. And I don’t understand what you mean by “giving a completely wrong” rate.

Can you provide a specific example? If you click on the calendar button next to the date(s) is the calendar showing you the dates you expect?

## Erica Osborne says:

Hi!!

Needing: interest only payments for 2 years and then principal and interest payments starts.

$1,350,000 – 10 year – 5%.

## Karl says:

Hi Erica,

Here’s a tutorial with screenshots that should get you started:

interest-only series loan tutorial.

Of course, if you have any questions, just ask.

## Sandra says:

Hi! I have used your calculator in the past with excellent results. Now there is a new link and it looks a little different. I got everything entered, but when I click on Calculate, nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?

Thank you

## Karl says:

I doubt that you are doing anything wrong. I have heard of this problem before when users access the calculator by using a favorite or bookmark that had pointed to the old website (financial-calculators.com).

The way to fix this is to use this link Ultimate Financial Calculator. Then when the page opens, just to be sure, refresh the page by holding down "Ctrl" and typing "R" in most browsers (this is what is called a hard refresh).

Please let me know if this works for you. And sorry for the problem.

## Zach says:

Hi Karl,

I’m trying to amortize a 10 yr loan with a fixed monthly payment and increasing rate changes every 2 years with a balloon at the end of the term. When I input the loan, pmt and each date/rate change the amortization schedule only shows the interest calc for the first month after the rate change and then -0-. I’m sure I’m just inputting it wrong. I have an example xml file but don’t see how to upload it. Thx

## Karl says:

Hi Zach, You may send the file to the email address on this contact page. I’ll be happy to take a look.

## Karl says:

Zach, thank you for sending the example file.

I see what you mean. You didn’t make an error when you entered the data. However, we need to keep the inputs in date order to create a schedule.

To achieve this, click "Expand" and then "Collapse". Once you’ve don’t that, you will see the schedule shows the correct interest amounts.

(I’m assuming that you understand why the initial payments show $0 for interest – because the "Initial Interest Rate" is set to 0.0%.)

Hope this helps.