Projections

Status
Your "Status" is displayed on the top left corner of your homepage upon logging in. This is a measure of the overall health of your financial plan. This article explains how we arrive at your Status.
Income
Income is calculated as the sum of all positive cash deposits for a particular period. These can be one-time events like a Windfall or recurring payments like a bi-weekly salary. This article explains how we help you track and model your income.
Expenses
Expenses are all the various ways that cash leaves your account, including monthly spending. This article explains how we help you track and project various types of expenses.
Projecting the Future Value of Your Assets
Investment assets can be grouped in a few asset classes (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc.). This article explains our differentiated approaches to handling assets in each asset class.
Inflation
The term "inflation" refers to the general tendency for prices to go up. This article explains our approach to inflation in our projections of your Income, Expenses, Assets and Debt.
Debt
Debts are contracts or commitments to borrow lump sums of money and repay them in the future, oftentimes with pre-determined premiums. We help users model debts and project debt obligations.
Potential Impacts of Economic Scenarios
An article about how we project the effects of "2008 Financial Crisis, "2010 Financial Boom" and "Oil Shock".
Monte Carlo
"Monte Carlo" is a methodology for projecting the future value of assets, especially equities. This post describes our approach to Monte Carlo projections.
Plan for Education
In the Plan for Education Costs life event, we help you calculate the expected educational costs for anyone in any walk of life.
Life Insurance
When setting up your Estimate Life Insurance life event, the decision of how much to purchase could be a subjective one. This article explains a few approaches you can take to arrive at the most appropriate level for you.
Danger Bar
The yellow or red lines that appear between Income and Expenses, Investments and Debts, and underneath the Net Worth chart are Danger Bars. These are provided to draw your attention to potential time periods where your plan needs to be adjusted. This article explains the calculations behind Danger Bars.