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yFIRECalc 2.0: The Retirement Calculator that Shows Why You Should Retire Early

At its highest and best use, money is a store of freedom. As nest eggs grow, savers amass future hours of liberty. Some savers are passionate about gaining their autonomy as soon as possible. They reject mainstream career arcs to pursue a fast track known as Financial Independence and Early Retirement (FIRE). With FIRE, the bells […]

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Frugalometer 2017: Compare Your Spending and Saving to Others Who Earn the Same Income

The original Frugalometer was a spreadsheet embedded into one of my blog posts from 2015. Since then, I’ve learned more about HTML5 and Javascript, so it’s time to upgrade this calculator into an online experience. Introduction to the Frugalometer What’s a reliable measure of frugality? It’s certainly not savings alone. If you saved $100,000 last […]

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What’s My Frugality Salary? (WMFS 2.0): Calculate the Worthiness of any Frugal Project

The original What’s My Frugality Salary calculator (WMFS) was released in 2015 as a spreadsheet embedded into one of my blog posts. Since then, I’ve learned more about coding, so it’s time for WMFS 2.0. This update replaces the spreadsheet format with an interactive online calculator that’s powered by HTML5 and Javascript. Introduction to WMFS […]

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Compare Your Adjusted Gross Income to Others by Age and Filing Status [Using 2014 IRS Data]

Note: this post updates an earlier article dated October 14, 2015 which used 2013 data published under the IRS Statistics of Income (SOI) program. Since then, the IRS has released its 2014 statistics so the time is ripe to visit this topic once more. Everyone compares themselves to others—it’s basic human nature. But sizing up paychecks […]

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