# Calculating Loan Payment Dates

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### #1 davisec52

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:54 PM

I'm back with another question--this time about displaying loan payment dates based on the number of periods.

The end result I'm trying to achieve is that when some one inputs the number payment periods per year, that the spreadsheet will automatically list the dates based on the first loan payment date and number of periods.  This is easy when working with individual months, quarters, or trimesters.  But what about on a biweekly or weekly basis?

I know that I can use the date function to add days like this: DATE(YEAR(C24),MONTH(C24),DAY(C24)+7).

How can I get Excel to know when to automatically make the change in date format so that when you switch from 12 periods to 4 to 26 or 52 it will change the dates accordingly?

Many thanks,

Evan

### #2 Jonathan

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 01:14 AM

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### #3 davisec52

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 02:55 AM

Jonathan,

Thank you very much for the detailed explanation!  I understand what you shown; and it is complicated.  I see what you mean that the loss of minutes by rounding throws off the payment dates when the payment periods are months.  Do you know of any way to get the payment date just to display a given month four times when there are 52 payment periods in a year?  For example, 6/1/2014, 6/1/2014, 6/1/2014, 6/1/2014 and then for the next month, 7/1/2014,7/1/2014, 7/1/2014, 7/1/2014. That way, at least, we'd have the payment date correlated with the first of the right month.

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:54 AM

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### #5 davisec52

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 01:47 PM

Jonathan,

Wow!  Thank you again.  You have given me a alot to chew on.  I do understand what you have described, but I'm going to go back to materials to get a better handle on it.  Time to hit the books.

Evan

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