What are you worth today? What will you be worth in the future?
America Saves "Personal Wealth Estimator" is a two-part financial calculator. In the first part, you can determine your current net worth. If you wish, you can then proceed to the second part of the Estimator to determine your future net worth, based on assumptions that you make about additional savings, interest rates, rates of return, and other factors.
PLEASE READ THIS: Keep in mind that the Estimator is just that. Unknowable stock yields and other variable factors mean that future net worth calculations are only estimates.
PART 1: ESTIMATING YOUR CURRENT NET WORTH
Please supply the following information in order to estimate your current net worth:
Nichelle Johnson, a single mom with two teenage children, knows what it’s like to stretch a dollar. When she moved back to Virginia Beach in 2008, she provided for her family with just a part-time library position.
Until last summer, Michael Lindman spent money freely. “I was a union truck driver for 35 years and had a good income,” said Lindman. “I owned my own home, saved a little, and tried to live within my own budget. You always think there’s going to be that much coming in, but things can change in a split second.”
Eunice Diaz, a teacher in Colorado Springs, had been noticing a pattern. Despite the fact that she and her husband were “making good money,” they were spending their entire earnings and “were still struggling at the end of the month.”