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Accelerated Debt Payoff

Consolidating your debt is only half of the battle. You still need a plan to get your debt paid in full. This calculator can show you how to accelerate your debt payoff. The process is simple; just apply a portion of your consolidated loan's monthly payment savings to the consolidated loan's balance. You can save hundreds, even thousands in interest and shave years off of your loan!

Accelerated Debt Payoff

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With a new consolidated loan of NEW_LOAN_BALANCE your monthly payment would be NEW_LOAN_PAYMENT. If you accelerate your payments by ACCELERATE_BALANCE per month you could payoff your debt in ACCEL_PAYOFF. Your accelerated payment plan would amount to MSG_INTEREST_SAVINGS in interest paid on your debt.

 
Current Debt
Consolidation Loan
Accelerated Loan
Loan amount OUTSTANDING_BALANCE NEW_LOAN_BALANCE NEW_LOAN_BALANCE
Monthly payment MONTHLY_PAYMENT NEW_LOAN_PAYMENT ACC_LOAN_PAYMENT
Interest rate AVERAGE_RATE NEW_LOAN_RATE NEW_LOAN_RATE
Total interest INTEREST_CURRENT INTEREST_NEW INTEREST_ACCEL
Interest difference $0 MSG_NEW_INTEREST_SAVINGS MSG_INTEREST_SAVINGS
Time to payoff CURRENT_PAYOFF NEW_PAYOFF ACCEL_PAYOFF!

Current Loans and Credit Cards

The total of all current loan payments is MONTHLY_PAYMENT. This is based on the loans and payment information shown below.

Current Loans
  Amount Owed Monthly Payment Interest Rate
Credit cards CC_OUTSTANDING_BALANCE CC_MONTHLY_PAYMENT CC_AVERAGE_RATE
Auto loans AUTO_OUTSTANDING_BALANCE AUTO_MONTHLY_PAYMENT AUTO_AVERAGE_RATE
Other loans OTHER_OUTSTANDING_BALANCE OTHER_MONTHLY_PAYMENT OTHER_AVERAGE_RATE
Totals OUTSTANDING_BALANCE MONTHLY_PAYMENT AVERAGE_RATE

Consolidated and Accelerated Loan Payment Schedule

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Definitions

Credit cards
Enter your total credit card debt and its average interest rate, or press the "Enter Data" button to enter up to 10 credit card accounts, one on each line.

Auto loans
Click on the "Enter Data" button to input any auto loans you may have into the details page. This details page is designed to let you input your current monthly payment, the term (in months), the starting balance and the number of months you have left. It then calculates your outstanding balance and interest rate. You can enter up to three installment loans.

Other loans
Click on the "Enter Data" button to input any additional installment loans you may have into the details page. This details page is designed to let you input your current monthly payment, the term (in months), the starting balance and the number of months you have left. It then calculates your outstanding balance and interest rate. You can enter up to six installment loans.

Balances
Your total current balances for your credit cards, auto loans and other loans.

Interest rates
The average annual percentage rate you pay. This interest rate is calculated for each of the categories of debt you have including credit cards, auto loans and other installment loans. For credit cards 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.

Payment
This is your initial monthly payment. For credit cards, 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.)

Accelerated amount
This is an additional amount you wish to pay each month, to more quickly payoff your debt. This amount is added to your normal consolidated loan payment.



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