If you’re one of the rare financially-minded breeds, you likely keep an obsessively watchful eye on your finances. In terms of a monthly car or house payment that means not being content knowing only your monthly payment and term length, but also how to calculate those figures yourself.
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When you make a series of monthly payments to pay back a car or home loan, a portion of the payment goes to interest and a portion pays down the principal balance.
Imagine this scenario: You embark on the search for your ideal car or home. Upon finding it, you excitedly go through negotiations and financing only to discover the monthly payments are well beyond your reach.