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What’s My Frugality Salary? A Calculator that Tests the Worthiness of any Frugal Project

Note: A new version of this calculator, released in January, 2017, replaces the embedded spreadsheet that appears below with an interactive online version powered by HTML5 and Javascript. To use this new and improved version of the “What’s My Frugality Salary Calculator?,” click here. If you were asked to sum up the frugal lifestyle, you […]

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yFIRECalc 1.0: The Retirement Calculator that Shows Why You Should Retire Early

Note: I updated yFIRECalc in February, 2017. To use yFIRECalc 2.0, which has been coded in HTML5 and Javascript, click here. Dozens of calculators show how to acheive an early retirement. But none I’ve seen show why you should retire early. If any such calculator existed, it certainly wouldn’t measure dollars. Dollars divulge the how of early retirement, […]

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

Note: I updated the Frugalometer in February, 2017. To use this new and improved version, which has been coded in HTML5 and Javascript, click here. What’s a reliable measure of frugality? It’s certainly not savings alone. For example, let’s say Jane Dough socked away $100,000 last year. At first blush, this might seem thrifty. But on second […]

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2015 Obamacare Premium Tax Credit Calculator

Note: Greetings! You’ve reached the Obamacare Premium Tax Credit Calculator for tax year 2015. This calculator has been updated. For tax year 2016 click here and for tax year 2017 click here. Thanks for visiting! The federal government offers a Premium Tax Credit (PTC) to qualifying taxpayers who comply with the mandate to buy health insurance. To receive […]

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Compare Your Adjusted Gross Income to Others by Age and Filing Status [Using 2012 IRS Data]

Note: this post is based on 2012 IRS data and has since been updated. To read a post reporting the 2013 data, click here; to read a post reporting the 2014 data, click here.  Everyone compares themselves to others—it’s basic human nature. But sizing up paychecks isn’t polite conversation. In fact, it’s taboo. Faced with this, […]

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The Worthometer Has Been Updated!

As promised, I’m letting you know that the Worthometer has been updated to replace the data from the 2010 Federal Reserve Board Survey of Consumer Finances (2010 SCF) with the new 2013 SCF figures that were released on September 16, 2014. As you may know, the Worthometer is the web’s only net worth percentile gauge […]

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How to Compare Your Income to Others (Without Being Rude) [Using 2013 Census Data]

Note: The US Census Bureau recently released its income survey data for 2016 (this article is based on Census data from 2013). To see where you rank under the latest survey, visit the updated version of this article by clicking here. Everyone likes to compare themselves to others—it’s basic human nature. But comparing your income […]

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Worthometer News: Federal Reserve Board Releases 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances

Here’s big news for fans of this site’s Worthometer, the only net worth calculator on the web that that incorporates all three major surveys of household wealth: the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF), the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), and the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). On September 4, 2014, the Federal Reserve […]

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Compare Your Adjusted Gross Income to Others by Age and Filing Status [Using 2011 IRS Data]

Note: this post is based on 2011 IRS data and has been updated several times. To read the post reporting the 2012 data click here, for the 2013 data click here, and for the 2014 data click here. Everyone compares themselves to others—it’s basic human nature. But sizing up paychecks isn’t polite conversation. In fact, it’s taboo. […]

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