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Albert

Firstly, I'd normally use EDATE to add (or subtract) one or more months (say from the 15th of a month) e.g. if the base date is in cell B5:

`=EDATE(B5,`**1**)

where the 1 is the number of months to be added etc..

In this case, to avoid non-working days, I suggest a (sneaky) combination of EOMONTH - end of month- and the WORKDAY function.

With your base date of the 15th, EOMONTH can get the date of the end of the previous month and adding 7 to that gets the 7th,

The WORKDAY function can get a working day which is a number of working days from that. To get to the 15th (from the 7th and assuming a 2 day weekend of Saturday and Sunday) I add 6 which equates to 8 *calendar* days less a 2 day weekend (so 6 more *working* days from the 7th).

In the attached file you will see a formula using an incrementing helper column (A) which is (for E6):

`=WORKDAY(EOMONTH(B$5,-1+`**A6**)+7,**6**)

where the 6 in bold is that 6 working days to get to the 15th or next working day (and column C converts that date shows what day that is). That gives the 15th of each month or nearest working day with no weekend days.

If you don't want to use a helper column (e.g. repayment numbers), then ROW can be used (with a constant subtracted from it) so the alternative in H6 (e.g.) is:

`=WORKDAY(EOMONTH(B$5,`**ROW(B6)-6**)+7,6)

Note that WORKDAY also has a third argument for holidays to skip (so you can point it to cells where local holdays are listed).

If you don't use a Saturday and Sunday weekend, the function WORKDAY.INTL (workday international) allows you to specify non-working patterns (via another parameter).

Hope this works for you.