Should I Make Extra Principal Payments?

How much interest can you save by increasing your mortgage payment? This financial calculator helps you find out. View the report to see a complete amortization payment schedule, and how much you can save on your mortgage!


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  Definitions
Annual interest rate:Annual interest rate. Maximum interest rate is 20%.
Mortgage length (years):Total length, or term, of your original mortgage in years. Most common lengths are 30 years and 15 years.
Original mortgage amount:The original amount financed with your mortgage, not to be confused with the remaining balance or principal balance.
Additional monthly payment:Your proposed extra payment per month. This payment will be used to reduce your principal balance.
Scheduled payment:Monthly principal and interest payment based on your original mortgage amount, term and interest rate.
Accelerated payment:Scheduled payment plus additional monthly payment.
Total savings:Total amount you would save in interest if you made the accelerated payment until your mortgage was paid in full.


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