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Blepatt,

Here's how to set up an excel spreadsheet to do the calculation. It won't be 100% precise because it just takes into account the month the deposit was made, not the day in the month, but it should be to within a few pennies.

If you want, I can explain what the formulas mean, but your prior posts made it seem that you were just looking for a how-to, and not the reason behind it.

Open a blank Excel sheet.

In cell A1, put in your annual interest rate.
In cell B1, type in "Annual Rate"
In cell A2, type in =(1+$A$1)^(1/12)-1
In cell B2, type in "Monthly Rate"

In Cell A4, type in "Date"
In Cell B4, type in "Deposit"
In Cell C4, type in "Balance"

In A5, A6, A7 etc type in the months (Oct 2005, Nov 2005, Dec 2005 down to the end of your time frame)
In B5, put in "0"
In C5, put in your starting balance
In B6, B7, B8 etc, type in the dollar amount you are adding each month.
In C6, type in the formula =C5*(1+$A$2)+B6
Highlight the cells C6, C7, C8, down to the end of your timeline.
Press "Control + D". This will copy your formula down to the bottom.

By looking at the "Balance" column, you should be able to predict what your balance is in any given month.

HTH,
Snie
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