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## Calculator Problem – 08/25/2014

If you invested \$960 at 15% for forty-nine years, how much money would you have?  (Compound monthly)

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(I=1,PV=8,000,000,PMT= -45,000,FV=0) N=192.49

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If you invested \$11,250 into a deal that generated 48 monthly payments of \$345, what would your return be?

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(N=24,I=20,PMT=495,FV=0) PV=\$9,725.75

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## Calculator Problem – 04/07/2014

You own a trailer park that has an empty lot that would rent for \$495.  If you only get 24 months out of the trailer, how much could you pay for a trailer if you wanted to earn 20% on your money?

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(N=60,I=4.25%,PV=15,000,FV=0)  PMT = \$277.94
P/YR=1 (N=5,I=4.5%,PV=15,000,FV=0) PMT = \$3,416.87

\$277.94 * 12 = \$3,335.28 – \$3,416.87 = \$81.59

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## Calculator Problem – 12/02/2013

You purchase a mobile home and lot for \$15,000.  You rent the home for \$600 and keep half after expenses and vacancy.  If the mobile home only lasted for 7 years and you lost the lot, what would be your return?

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(I=2.58%,PV=176,000,PMT= -750, FV=0) N=326.98
Use amortization function to find balance at 120 months = \$125,189.17
Or
(N=120,I=2.58%,PV=176,000,PMT= -750) FV = \$125,189.25

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## Calculator Problem – 07/15/2013

You are negotiating with a seller on a \$355,000 loan amortized over ten years.  You would like the interest rate to be 4% and the seller wants 6%.  What is the difference in payments over the life of the loan?

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(N=480,I=12,PV=-0,PMT=30) FV=352,943.18

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## Calculator Problem – 07/01/2013

If you invested a dollar a day (assume 30 days per month) at 12%, how much money would you have at the end of 40 years?

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(N=24,I=11,PMT=200,FV=4250) PV=7,705.25

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## Calculator Problem – 06/03/2013

If you can make 8% on your money are you better off paying \$350 today or \$397 in nine months?

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(N=120,I=7,PV=0,PMT= -6000)  FV=1,038,508.84

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## WSJ – Flippers Ride Housing Wave

A big shout out to Rich Worcester for his inclusion in a Wall Street Journal article on Tuesday.  Very cool!

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## Calculator Problem – 05/20/2013

If you invested \$6,000 a month at 7% for ten years, how much money would you have at the end of the ten years?

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(N=37,I=6,PV=30,000, PMT= -179.87) FV=28,789.48 (28,789.29 if you entered the payment instead of calculating it).

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## Calculator Problem – 05/06/2013

You have made 37 payments on a thirty thousand dollar mortgage at six percent amortized over thirty years.  What is the balance?

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