Calculated Results | |
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Contribution Needed | 478 |

Total Interest | 11,302 |

Total Contribution | 28,698 |

End Principal | 48,698 |

Year | Begin Principal | Begin Balance | Interest | End Principal | End Balance | |
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1 | 20,000 | 20,000 | 1,356 | 25,740 | 27,096 | |

Month | 1 | 20,000 | 20,000 | 97 | 20,478 | 20,576 |

Month | 2 | 20,478 | 20,576 | 100 | 20,957 | 21,154 |

Month | 3 | 20,957 | 21,154 | 103 | 21,435 | 21,735 |

Month | 4 | 21,435 | 21,735 | 106 | 21,913 | 22,319 |

Month | 5 | 21,913 | 22,319 | 109 | 22,392 | 22,906 |

Month | 6 | 22,392 | 22,906 | 111 | 22,870 | 23,496 |

Month | 7 | 22,870 | 23,496 | 114 | 23,348 | 24,089 |

Month | 8 | 23,348 | 24,089 | 117 | 23,826 | 24,684 |

Month | 9 | 23,826 | 24,684 | 120 | 24,305 | 25,283 |

Month | 10 | 24,305 | 25,283 | 123 | 24,783 | 25,884 |

Month | 11 | 24,783 | 25,884 | 126 | 25,261 | 26,489 |

Month | 12 | 25,261 | 26,489 | 129 | 25,740 | 27,096 |

2 | 25,740 | 27,096 | 1,782 | 31,479 | 34,617 | |

Month | 13 | 25,740 | 27,096 | 132 | 26,218 | 27,706 |

Month | 14 | 26,218 | 27,706 | 135 | 26,696 | 28,319 |

Month | 15 | 26,696 | 28,319 | 138 | 27,175 | 28,935 |

Month | 16 | 27,175 | 28,935 | 141 | 27,653 | 29,555 |

Month | 17 | 27,653 | 29,555 | 144 | 28,131 | 30,177 |

Month | 18 | 28,131 | 30,177 | 147 | 28,610 | 30,802 |

Month | 19 | 28,610 | 30,802 | 150 | 29,088 | 31,430 |

Month | 20 | 29,088 | 31,430 | 153 | 29,566 | 32,061 |

Month | 21 | 29,566 | 32,061 | 156 | 30,044 | 32,696 |

Month | 22 | 30,044 | 32,696 | 159 | 30,523 | 33,333 |

Month | 23 | 30,523 | 33,333 | 162 | 31,001 | 33,974 |

Month | 24 | 31,001 | 33,974 | 165 | 31,479 | 34,617 |

3 | 31,479 | 34,617 | 2,233 | 37,219 | 42,590 | |

Month | 25 | 31,479 | 34,617 | 169 | 31,958 | 35,264 |

Month | 26 | 31,958 | 35,264 | 172 | 32,436 | 35,914 |

Month | 27 | 32,436 | 35,914 | 175 | 32,914 | 36,567 |

Month | 28 | 32,914 | 36,567 | 178 | 33,393 | 37,224 |

Month | 29 | 33,393 | 37,224 | 181 | 33,871 | 37,883 |

Month | 30 | 33,871 | 37,883 | 184 | 34,349 | 38,546 |

Month | 31 | 34,349 | 38,546 | 188 | 34,827 | 39,212 |

Month | 32 | 34,827 | 39,212 | 191 | 35,306 | 39,881 |

Month | 33 | 35,306 | 39,881 | 194 | 35,784 | 40,553 |

Month | 34 | 35,784 | 40,553 | 197 | 36,262 | 41,229 |

Month | 35 | 36,262 | 41,229 | 201 | 36,741 | 41,908 |

Month | 36 | 36,741 | 41,908 | 204 | 37,219 | 42,590 |

4 | 37,219 | 42,590 | 2,712 | 42,959 | 51,042 | |

Month | 37 | 37,219 | 42,590 | 207 | 37,697 | 43,276 |

Month | 38 | 37,697 | 43,276 | 211 | 38,176 | 43,965 |

Month | 39 | 38,176 | 43,965 | 214 | 38,654 | 44,657 |

Month | 40 | 38,654 | 44,657 | 217 | 39,132 | 45,353 |

Month | 41 | 39,132 | 45,353 | 221 | 39,611 | 46,052 |

Month | 42 | 39,611 | 46,052 | 224 | 40,089 | 46,754 |

Month | 43 | 40,089 | 46,754 | 228 | 40,567 | 47,460 |

Month | 44 | 40,567 | 47,460 | 231 | 41,045 | 48,170 |

Month | 45 | 41,045 | 48,170 | 234 | 41,524 | 48,882 |

Month | 46 | 41,524 | 48,882 | 238 | 42,002 | 49,599 |

Month | 47 | 42,002 | 49,599 | 241 | 42,480 | 50,318 |

Month | 48 | 42,480 | 50,318 | 245 | 42,959 | 51,042 |

5 | 42,959 | 51,042 | 3,219 | 48,698 | 60,000 | |

Month | 49 | 42,959 | 51,042 | 248 | 43,437 | 51,768 |

Month | 50 | 43,437 | 51,768 | 252 | 43,915 | 52,499 |

Month | 51 | 43,915 | 52,499 | 256 | 44,394 | 53,233 |

Month | 52 | 44,394 | 53,233 | 259 | 44,872 | 53,970 |

Month | 53 | 44,872 | 53,970 | 263 | 45,350 | 54,711 |

Month | 54 | 45,350 | 54,711 | 266 | 45,829 | 55,456 |

Month | 55 | 45,829 | 55,456 | 270 | 46,307 | 56,204 |

Month | 56 | 46,307 | 56,204 | 274 | 46,785 | 56,956 |

Month | 57 | 46,785 | 56,956 | 277 | 47,263 | 57,711 |

Month | 58 | 47,263 | 57,711 | 281 | 47,742 | 58,470 |

Month | 59 | 47,742 | 58,470 | 285 | 48,220 | 59,233 |

Month | 60 | 48,220 | 59,233 | 288 | 48,698 | 60,000 |

The calculator will calculate the annualized IRR return that is considered as a good index to measure an invesment return. The IRR return use the cash flow of the whole investment life and discount it based on the time factor such that the net present value of the cash flow is equal to the initial investment based on this formula: \[ Initial = \sum_{n=1}^{n=m} \frac{F_n}{(1+IRR)^n} \] Where \( F_n \) is the investment Cash flow for year n (that is the Interest Earned - Contribution), m is the number of years of the investment.

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