Budget Calculator

Budget Calculator

The Budget Calculator is a new, easy-to-use eXtension Web site that can help you calculate annual estimates of small, frequent expenditures.

Suppose, for example, you would like to know how much a daily purchase of a cup of premium coffee will cost. If you buy it for $3.75 every day for a year, the 365 cups add up to an annual expenditure of $1,368. The Budget Calculator can also calculate costs on a weekly or monthly basis.

You …

Ballpark E$timate

The Ballpark E$timate is an easy-to-use, two-page worksheet that helps you quickly identify approximately how much you need to save to fund a comfortable retirement. The Ballpark E$timate takes complicated issues like projected Social Security benefits and earnings assumptions on savings, and turns them into language and mathematics that are easy to understand. The Ballpark E$timate is available as both a worksheet and online interactive form.

Worksheet: http://www.choosetosave.org/ballpark/

Interactive Form: http://www.choosetosave.org/ballpark/index.cfm?fa=interactive


Credit Cards

Welcome to PowerPay: PowerPay is a system designed to help you eliminate debt in the fastest possible way. PowerPay works when you are willing to:

  • Make a commitment to stop borrowing or buying with credit.
  • Systematically pay off debts.
  • Absolve each debt and continue to apply that debt payment to the next debt obligation.

Total monthly payments don’t change, but the distribution of those payments changes and the overall debt will generally be retired sooner and with considerable savings to …

Retirement Estimator for Farm Families

Whether you are thinking of retiring gradually or about taking the big step all at once, you may wonder whether you can afford to retire. The Retirement estimator for farm families can help guide through that decision making process.

This tool evaluates your financial readiness for retirement.

farm family

Goto: Retirement Estimator

Content Developed By: Sharon DeVaney, Janet Bechman, and George Patrick.
Web Development by Agriculture Information Systems, Purdue University.
Purdue University is an equal access/equal opportunity institution.
Copyright © 2000, 2004 …