Annuities – Present Value and Future Value

Annuities are defined as a stream of payments made over time. Use this tutorial to learn how to solve present and future value of annuity problems with financial calculators or spreadsheet functions. Continue reading

Compound Interest Made Simple

Compound interest is the method of finding interest where interest is charged on the principal as well as the interest already accumulated. Review a simpler method for finding compound interest with this tutorial. Continue reading

Compound Interest: Bottomless Worksheet

Use this Bottomless Worksheet to get endless practice on Time Value of Money calculations of compound interest from the principal (or present value), number of periods, and interest rate. Ten new problems to solve, a printed copy, and an answer sheet are all only a click away. Continue reading

Simple Interest

Calculating simple interest is a snap with this Formula Solver. Learn how to find the interest using the principal, number of interest periods, and interest rate. Use your own values to check your homework! Continue reading

Compound Interest

Calculating compound interest to determine the time value of money is easy. Learn how to find the interest using present value, number of compounding periods, and interest rate. Use your own values for an added bonus! Continue reading

About Interest Rates and the Time Value of Money

Interest rates are key to understanding the Time Value of Money. This tutorial covers the relevant terminology, including APR, APY, and the yield curve. Continue reading