Check on Yourself

Jonathan Clements

MEET THE LATEST feature added to HumbleDollar—as well as the website’s first calculator: the Two-Minute Checkup.

How does it work? All you need to do is input up to nine pieces of information, the sort of stuff most of us know off the top of our head. There’s no need to create an account or link to your brokerage firm or bank, and none of your information is saved on HumbleDollar or anywhere else. Once you input your info, hit the “results” button and the calculator will offer insights across 10 areas of your financial life. It’s that easy.

The Checkup has been tested by me and countless others, and—fingers crossed—it should offer sensible suggestions, no matter what your financial situation. Still, a calculator like this is only as good as the assumptions that underpin it. Want to know more? All the gory details can be found here.

The Checkup was first developed in 2017 by me and Derek Mayer, my partner in a business venture that never got off the ground. But it existed only as a spreadsheet until this year, when HumbleDollar contributor and software engineer Sanjib Saha turned it into computer code—and he did it free of charge. Yes, you read that right.

Intrigued? Please take the Two-Minute Checkup—and, if you like what you see, please share it with friends and family. I believe the Checkup could help a lot of folks with their financial life. I hope you agree.

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