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:
When Kiara Hardin, now a junior at Western Illinois University, became an intern with the Chicago Summer Business Institute during her sophomore year of high school, she began her personal finance journey. The program required participants to open a savings account.
In 2017 Debi felt overwhelmed. Her credit cards were maxed, and she wasn't exactly sure how to handle it. When asked how her credit issues started, her answer sounded like many Savers that we've spoken to: making too many impulse purchases. “I was driven by feelings like ‘That sounds good,’ or ‘I am too tired to cook.’” Then she attended a university extension program that introduced her to America Saves. That’s where she heard the tip that set her on her savings journey - stop accumulating debt.
“I am a single mother, and I make ends meet for me and my daughter, but I wanted to put money away for my daughter for a college fund. So I started saving 20 percent of my paycheck every month to put it away in a savings account with a high Annual Percentage Yield (APY). By the time my daughter is 18, I will have saved nearly $90,000.”