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Personal Debt Consolidator Calculator (Canadian)

Should you consolidate your debt? This calculator is designed to help determine whether debt consolidation is right for you. Enter your credit cards, auto loans and other installment loans balances by clicking on the "Enter Data" button for each category. Then change the consolidated loan amount, term or rate to create a loan that will work within your budget. Click the "View Report" button for detailed results.

Personal Debt Consolidator Calculator (Canadian) Definitions

New loan balance
The amount for your new consolidation loan. The default amount will be the total of all of your debts. You can increase of decrease this amount if you need to change the total amount of the loan.
New loan payment
The monthly payment for your new consolidation loan.
New loan interest rate
The Annual Percentage Rate (APR) that you will pay on your new consolidation loan.
New loan term
The term, in months, for your new consolidation loan.
Use minimum payment
If you checked the "use credit card minimum payments" box, your monthly payment is calculated as 4% of your current outstanding balance. With the "use credit card minimum payments" box checked, your monthly payment will decrease as your balance is paid down. This can greatly increase the length of time it takes to pay off your credit cards. Uncheck this box to enter your own monthly payment that will remain the same until your balance is paid in full.

(We calculate your minimum monthly payment as 4% of your current outstanding balance. While your actual minimum monthly payment may be slightly different, this is one of the most common methods used by credit card companies to calculate minimum payments.)

Credit Card Balance
Your total current balance for this credit card.
Credit Card Interest rate
The annual percentage rate you pay for this credit card. The rate you enter is used to calculate the interest on all future credit card payments. The length of time to pay off this credit card may be much greater than calculated if you enter a low promotional interest rate that is only good for a short period of time. NOTE: This calculator compounds all interest monthly.
Credit Card Payment
This is your initial monthly payment. If you checked the "use credit card minimum payments" box, your monthly payment is calculated as 4% of your current outstanding balance. With the "use credit card minimum payments" box checked, your monthly payment will decrease as your balance is paid down. This can greatly increase the length of time it takes to pay off your credit cards. Uncheck this box to enter your own monthly payment that will remain the same until your balance is paid in full.

(We calculate your minimum monthly payment as 4% of your current outstanding balance. While your actual minimum monthly payment may be slightly different, this is one of the most common methods used by credit card companies to calculate minimum payments.)

Loan balance
Your total current balance for an installment loan.
Loan interest rates
The annual percentage rate you pay for this loan. Enter the current interest rate for this loan. This calculator assumes your rate will remain the same for the entire repayment period. We use this to calculator the interest you will pay on this loan and the number of payments that are remaining. NOTE: This calculator compounds all interest monthly
Loan payment
This is your monthly payment. Enter the actual monthly payment for your loan. We use this to determine your payment totals and to calculate the remaining payments.
Remaining loan payments
This is the calculated number of payments remaining for this loan. It is based on your current balance, payment and interest rate.