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March 14, 2010

Mortgage Amortization schedule

As I promised in the Standard Deduction post, here is another spreadsheet.  This one is a mortgage amortization schedule spreadsheet.  Ever wonder how much sooner your mortgage would get paid off if you paid $50.00 a month extra?  Or how about a $2,000 one time extra payment because of a big tax refund?  You will be able to find out by inputting just numbers into four different cells.

Mortgage Amortization Schedule

1.)    Current Loan balance-In cell F1 input your current loan balance.  Note that this is your current balance not the original amount you paid for the house but rather how much is owed currently.

2.)    Payment-In cell F2 enter your principal and interest payment per month.  This does not include any taxes or insurance that is included in your payment just the principal and interest.

3.)    Interest rate-In cell F3 enter your interest rate.

4.)    Current month-Enter the number of the current month (IE January=1, February=2, March=3, etc).  For example since the current month is March, I would enter the number “3” in the spreadsheet.

5.)    Extra Principal-Enter any extra principal payments made in the month in the “Extra Principal” row for the month(s) that you made the extra payment.

Also remember that this spreadsheet will only work for those who have a fixed rate mortgage.  I hope those of you who are trying to pay off their mortgage early will find this spreadsheet helpful.  Feel free to comment if you have any questions or suggestions and please let me know if you find this helpful.


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