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Latest Calculator Updates!

I spent most of this past week in the land of Javascript. After much fiddling with code, I’ve rolled out major additions to two popular Frugal Fringe calculators.

New Printable Table for Labor Cost Calculator (LCC)

At this writing, the LCC is closing in on 20,000 reader views. It’s been featured on Lifehacker, Travel+Leisure, Mental Floss, Rockstar Finance, Business Insider, and many other websites. The LCC takes any upcoming purchase you might have and shows how many working hours you’ll swap for it based on your salary, state and federal tax brackets, and hours spent at work and on commutes.

Using the magic of Javascript, I’ve added a new printable chart that shows how much of your life you trade away at various spending levels—all the way from $1 to $100,000. Here’s a screenshot based on someone who earns about $77,000 per year:

To create and print your own LCC chart, click here.

New Interactive Calculator for Census Bureau Income Tables

At this writing, this site’s income percentile tables have received more than 50,000 views. The income tables allow you to compare your annual household or individual income with actual Census Bureau data from the years 2013 – 2015. Using Javascript, I’ve added an online interactive calculator that delivers your results much faster than tables can (although the tables will still be there if you prefer that approach). Here’s a screenshot:

To test drive the new income ranking calculators yourself, click any of these links: 2013 Census data, 2014 Census data, and 2015 Census data.

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4 Responses to Latest Calculator Updates!

  1. cato April 3, 2017 at 11:25 AM #

    JavaScript ain’t working for Explorer

    • A Noonan Moose April 3, 2017 at 12:20 PM #

      Cato: You make a very good point. I use new features in HTML5 and Javascript that will be hit or miss for older versions of the Internet Explorer (IE) browser. There are several workarounds for die-hard IE users: (1) if the interactive calculator doesn’t work, refer to the tables that follow most of the calculators (the tables will deliver the exact same results as the calculators); (2) update to IE 11, which may or may not work to activate the calculators; or (3) since Microsoft no longer supports IE, consider switching to Microsoft’s new product, Microsoft Edge, or to a competing browser such as Chrome or Firefox.
      One last note: IE’s market share for version 11 has dwindled to a mere 3.49% of users, so IE is definitely a dying browser format.
      Thanks for your comment!

      • cato April 4, 2017 at 6:32 PM #

        OK…thanks for the reply. I used chrome instead and it worked great.

        • A Noonan Moose April 4, 2017 at 7:29 PM #

          Thanks again Cato!

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