Finance / July 19, 2018 / Andi Barnett
Cumulative interest is the sum of all interest payments made on a loan over a certain time period. On an amortizing loan, cumulative interest will increase at a decreasing rate, as each subsequent periodic payment on the loan is a higher percentage of the loan’s principal and a lower percentage of its interest.
It is important to note that fixed costs are not always the same. Like the price of anything, they can change - sometimes unpredictably and sometimes on a regular schedule, but they do so based on some other factor, not the level of production. For example, if a lease contract is being renegotiated and a $10,000 per month lease payment is increased to $10,500 per month, fixed costs have risen, but not because of production levels.
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