Amortization questions - Posted by Briton (IN)

Posted by ScottM (NC) on April 06, 2004 at 07:25:16:

Briton,
I use and like the TI BA-35. I think it was $30 at Office Depot. The only thing that is a pain is that this one is solar powered and it won’t work in low light.
Scott

Amortization questions - Posted by Briton (IN)

Posted by Briton (IN) on April 05, 2004 at 11:15:03:

I am looking to buy a book that i can keep in my truck witch has full amortizations and mabye a few more usefull features. When i do a deal i usually have to come home and get on the computer to figure out all of the facts. Does anyone have any book suggestions? I was MABYE thinking about a PDA but dont want to spend the money.

I also used to have a website on my internet favorites but i lost it. It was called something like "the whats missing calculator"
I could put in 3 of these 4 things and it would tell me “whats missing” the monthy payment, interest rate, length of loan, and total principal of the loan.
Anyone know where to find something like that?

Thanx in advance! Briton (IN)

Thank you all for your help! NT - Posted by Briton (IN)

Posted by Briton (IN) on April 05, 2004 at 23:44:33:

NT

Re: Amortization questions - Posted by Dave Starr (CO)

Posted by Dave Starr (CO) on April 05, 2004 at 23:33:56:

Briton,

It might make sense for you to buy a calculator to carry around, but like some others here, I admire your perseverance and dedication to keeping costs low.

You should however, learn to use the second-best value on the Net (creonline being the first), it’s called google (http://www.google.com) Don’t worry, it’s free too. I typed in: the whats missing calculator
and here it is, first hit:

http://www.badcreditdaddy.com/calculators/whatsmissingcalculator.html

If that long URL gives you a problem you can use this shortened form:

http://tinyurl.com/2nr5o

Best regards
Dave

Re: Amortization questions - Posted by NH_Bert

Posted by NH_Bert on April 05, 2004 at 19:16:07:

Briton,

Doesnt the calc at the top of this page calc the missing #’? I have an amortization program I downloaded from a shareware site a while back that may be what you want. Hit me back with an email and I’ll send it to you. (Is it pronounced like Britain or Brighton Beach Memoirs?)

Bert

Try this… - Posted by Greg Meade

Posted by Greg Meade on April 05, 2004 at 18:23:33:

http://realdata.com/cgi-bin/htmlos.cgi/0033.3.019286699614274783/push/setuprdcalc3.exe
If you want an easy to use small booklet, i have one from my bank…it will fit in a t-shirt pocket and if you e-mail me an address, i will post manana,
I REALLY repect your cheapness, B LOL
Greg

Re: Amortization questions - Posted by Michael (KCMO)

Posted by Michael (KCMO) on April 05, 2004 at 11:27:31:

A financial calculator will do the same as the “what’s missing” website you refer too. I’m sure you already knew that, though.

As far as a book you can keep in your truck . . . you can get a little book like that from most office supply stores. It has tables in it for most any principal amount, or interest rate. I’m looking at mine here on my desk: it’s called a “Loan Mortgage Payment Table” and I got it a couple years ago from Office Max or Office Depot or some such place.

Regards,
Michael(KCMO)

Re: Amortization questions - Posted by Briton (IN)

Posted by Briton (IN) on April 05, 2004 at 15:39:41:

OK i admit it its time for me to learn to use a financial calc. How much do they cost? I hate spending money. Thanx, Briton (IN)

HP 17BII - Posted by Anne_ND

Posted by Anne_ND on April 06, 2004 at 08:31:17:

I love my financial calculator, I use it many many times a day. This model is particularly easy to use. You might find it cheaply on eBay, and you might be able to pick one up at a garage sale pretty cheap.

I understand what you mean by not spending the money. I’ve set my mind on getting a Bernina sewing machine for free. They are very expensive and I just concentrate every day on it, I know it’s going to appear sooner or later. Maybe I’ll find one in a mobile home.

Anne

Re: Amortization questions - Posted by Michael (KCMO)

Posted by Michael (KCMO) on April 05, 2004 at 18:14:34:

I think I paid $60 or so for mine on e-bay a couple years ago. There are less expensive models though. Check out e-bay; see what they have.

I don’t remember how much that booklet was that I told you about, but I’m sure it was less than $20 - if that much.

Best of luck,
A fellow tightwad :wink:

Which Financial calc to buy? - Posted by Briton

Posted by Briton on April 05, 2004 at 22:02:04:

Which calculator should I buy? What should i look for on ebay. Doc i may learn to figure out yields if it does not cost too much, lol. Thanx everyone for your help, Briton (IN)

Re: Which Financial calc to buy? - Posted by Tim (MD)

Posted by Tim (MD) on April 08, 2004 at 15:02:09:

If you are looking for a cheap financial calculator, then buy a Texas Instruments BA II Plus. There are found in Staples and Best Buy Stores. They only cost thirty dollars as ScottM mentioned earlier. Also, most college finance classes require this calculator.

Tim(MD)

Re: Which Financial calc to buy? - Posted by Michael (KCMO)

Posted by Michael (KCMO) on April 06, 2004 at 09:20:05:

Just look on ebay and do a search for “financial calculator” . . or better yet, try this:

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?cgiurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Fws%2F&krd=1&from=R8&MfcISAPICommand=GetResult&ht=1&SortProperty=MetaEndSort&query=financial+calculator

(for your convenience) :slight_smile:

I’ve only ever used the HP-12C, so I can’t give you any comparisons.

Regards,
Michael(KCMO)