“FOUR Visuals” is a new series that features interactive financial visualizations and tools. I’m proud to present the first tool in this series: The Financial Independence Calculator

# Category: Pillar IV: Finance

Here’s how long it will take you to reach financial independence, using tiny blocks as visual aids…

Recently I got my hands on some net worth data for U.S. age brackets. I decided to make a grid to visualize the data…

This grid shows at what age you can become a millionaire, based on your yearly savings and what age you start saving…

Investing returns are important, but what’s even more important is how much you’re actually investing…

Here’s how to visualize financial independence using tiny red and green blocks…

At the start of each month I share my net worth publicly. Here are my numbers for August 2017…

Here is a recap of all the income I earned in July from dividends, blogging, side hustling, and working at my good ol’ 9-5 as a data analyst…

Here’s three examples of how ordinary people can save up $500k in 10 years or less…

Here’s a flow chart of what takes place in my head before I decide to spend money…

This grid shows how many years it will take you to save $1 million based on how much you save each year and your annual return on your investments…

In the field of statistics there is a concept known as “the signal and the noise”…

This grid shows how many years it will take you to reach F.I. based on your after tax annual income and how much you save per month…

The following charts show how much a $1,000 investment in the S&P 500 was worth 5, 10, 20, and 30 years after being invested…

I talk to so many Millennials who all have a similar dream: to have the freedom to travel the world and work for themselves…

I used actual historical S&P 500 returns to find the minimum savings rate necessary to reach F.I. by 2017…

The biggest mistake I made when I first discovered the field of personal finance was thinking that I needed to become an investment guru…

Can skipping out on your daily morning coffee make you rich?

At the start of each month I share my net worth…

I have decided to start sharing monthly updates to recap all the income I earned over the course of the month…