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The Latest Addition

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 Posted in Amortization Calculator | 16 Comments »

Over the years, a lot of people have asked for calculator features like occasional extra principal reduction payments, tracking fees or late charges, summary of interest over a fiscal year. My pat response is "this kind of thing needs ...

Pushing the Limits

Monday, June 14th, 2010 Posted in Amortization Calculator | No Comments »

I've made a few more improvements to the calculator today. Since I added some comma separators to the output to improve the readability of larger numbers, I thought I should do something about the upper bound of the calculator. ...

Identifying the cross-over point

Saturday, June 12th, 2010 Posted in Amortization Calculator | 1 Comment »

I just can't help myself: when I start to tweak things, I start coming up with more ideas for making things a little better or easier. Nothing dramatic, just little things. Today's idea was to make it easy to ...

Small Improvements

Friday, June 11th, 2010 Posted in Amortization Calculator | 1 Comment »

It's been a while since I've made any improvements to the calculator, but today I finished a few cosmetic upgrades. The Summary section has some nicer layout and formatting, and the addition of comma-separators should make larger numbers easier ...

Even more math…

Friday, October 2nd, 2009 Posted in Amortization Calculator | 2 Comments »

Hi, folks. It has been quite a while since I've made any substantial additions to the site. I just added a new document with some new formulas for directly calculating the interest portion of any payment, and for ...

A little Halloween treat

Thursday, October 30th, 2008 Posted in Amortization Calculator | 3 Comments »

I added a little Halloween decoration to the calculator page, for some holiday variety. Thanks to Don Barnett for the cool pumpkin background.

Calculator Printing and Display tweaks

Friday, October 17th, 2008 Posted in Amortization Calculator | 1 Comment »

I've made some slight modifications to the schedule display: alternating rows of the table now have color bands to help identify rows more easily. In the process, I was also able to reduce (slightly) the amount of HTML ...

Baubles and bangles and beads

Sunday, August 10th, 2008 Posted in Amortization Calculator, Music / Art / Design | No Comments »

Through trial and error I have played with the calculator's web appearance. I think it looks more attractive, and I hope you do too. I would never claim to be a graphic designer, but I do what I ...

Printing Schedules (again)

Friday, August 8th, 2008 Posted in Amortization Calculator | 6 Comments »

Hi, folks. I've heard from a few of you who have said that you have difficulty printing schedules, or that schedules produce a lot of blank pages. I still haven't experienced this problem myself because I can't test ...

Now printed schedules are just a bit gooder

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008 Posted in Amortization Calculator | 1 Comment »

It turns out there is HTML which can indicate which header material should be duplicated across multi-page tables: the <thead></thead> tags. So now that I've re-learned this and tweaked the calculator again, multi-page tables will have the column ...