The main purpose of a budget is to determine where your money is coming from and where you want it to go. For a budget to show the picture clearly, you need to gather financial statements, record your income sources, list your monthly expenses, categorize your expenditures and make necessary calculations to suit your goal. Creating a budget can be boring and tedious if you don’t enjoy collecting data and crunching numbers. Since the process requires a lot of calculations, you can make the task easier, faster and more accurate by using our financial calculators.
We have five different financial calculators to help you perform all your finance related calculations fast, easy and accurate. Each of these calculators is designed for a specific purpose. However, you can use all of them to assist you in creating a budget. Here is how each can help you create a budget.
This calculator is designed to assist students to create their budget when attending a college or university. It allows you to input your income and expenses in categories such as school expenses, professional fees, food and groceries and living expenses. The budget automatically assumes the school year to be of eight months starting from September and ending in April.
When creating a budget, it is very important to take into account every penny you owe the bank or any other lender. This calculator lets you enter all your credit cards, loans, other existing installment loans (such as car loan), interest rates and payments. It helps you get a clear picture how much you owe and how long it will take to be free of debts.
If you have an existing mortgage or planning to take out one, then this calculator will come in very handy. Once you enter the mortgage amount, interest rate, amortization period and other relevant data, it generates an amortization schedule for your mortgage. It lets you see at a glance your principal balance and how much interest you will have to pay. If you are planning to make any prepayment, it even shows you its impact on your mortgage, including the total saving you will be able to make on the interest. It helps you state your mortgage loan clearly in your budget.
One of the main purposes of creating a budget is to save money by prioritizing the important expenses. This calculator helps you do just that. Once you enter the number of years to save, your savings goal, the amount you have in current savings, savings per period, expected rate of return and the expected rate of inflation, it shows you graphically the current status of your saving and how far from your goal you are.
Loans and repayments play a big part in every budget. This calculator lets you enter the loan amount, annual interest rate, term in months and other relevant data and gives you a clear picture of your loan or line of credit payment.
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