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Automobile Purchases

Demonstrate the true cost or opportunity cost of paying cash

The Automobile Purchases calculator provides an analysis of the true cost of paying cash for an automobile vs. financing the purchase.  This calculator provides valuable insight to consumers about the instances when paying cash is not the right option because of interest opportunities available to them by putting the money to work in savings.

For example:
Paying $30,000 cash for a car every 5 years (with no inflation) removes $460,371 from your asset base (assuming it’s earning a net 5%) even though the cars themselves only cost $180,000.