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Forest Finance Calculator Decision Key

What do you want to do?

Find out what money in the future will be worth today

For a single sum:

Use the Present Value of a Single Sum calculation.

For a series of payments that occur:

Find out what money today will be worth in the future

For a single sum:

Use the Future Value of a Single Sum calculation.

For a series of payments that occur:

Determine an annual payment or investment

The annual payment needed to pay off a current debt:

Use the Installment Payment calculation.

The annual investment needed to accumulate a future amount:

Use the Sinking Fund calculation.

Compute the net present value of forest management cash flows

The net present value (NPV) of cash flows to the end of a single harvest rotation

Use the Net Present Value calculation.

The NPV of cash flows for perpetual harvest rotations starting with bare land:

Use the Soil Expectation Value calculation.

The NPV of cash flows for perpetual harvest rotations starting with an existing stand:

Use the Forest Value calculation.

Adjust interest rates for inflation

Convert a nominal interest rate to a real one:

Use the Nominal to Real Interest Rate calculation.

Convert a real interest rate to a nominal one:

Use the Real to Nominal Interest Rate calculation.

Are you unsure how to answer the questions above?

Please review WSU Extension Manual EM030: Financial Analysis Principles and Applications for Private Forest Lands

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