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The following pdf illustrates the 2013 contribution limitations for retirement plans. Download the pdf here.
These sites provide tools that help you keep track of what you spend, how much you save, and how your investments perform. They aggregate all of your online financial data, which allows you keep track of assets, liabilities, and cash flow all in one place. They can also alert you via email or text message when a bank account is low or when a credit card approaches its limit.
SimpliFi.net assesses how much you should spend and save to reach your particular goal and uses a “Goal Point Average,” ranging from A+ to F, to indicate how likely you are to achieve it.
Planwithvoyant.com, allows you to test the outcome of various financial decisions, such as an unexpected pregnancy or an early retirement, using what-if scenarios. You can also run simulations on how to address those contingencies, for example, by adding insurance or altering your investment strategy.
ESPlannerBasic uses your financial data to calculate your sustainable standard of living, then allows you to experiment with how a job change, housing move or investment strategy can affect it.
Be aware that many programs omit details such as federal and state taxes and future Social Security benefits. And as you add complexity, it takes more time, effort, and knowledge to use these sites. These sites should be considered warm-up tools for financial planning. If you want something rigorous and detailed, you should work with a financial planning practitioner.
CakeFinancial.com allows investors to track portfolios and also lets them aggregate all of their portfolios in one place, analyze past performance up to 10 years, compare portfolios with other users, and create a watch list.
It can be interesting and helpful to learn from others’ experiences, but keep in mind that what other investors do isn’t necessarily right for you.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) offers tools to monitor stockbrokers and identify and avoid fraud.
Finra.org provides Risk Meter and Scam Meter tools, which walk you through a series of questions aimed at identifying questionable investments and advisors.
At Finra.org/BrokerCheck, you can check the professional background of current and former Finra-registered securities firms and brokers, as well as find any regulatory complaints or customer disputes. You can also see a listing of the broker’s current registrations, licenses or exams passed.
The Securities and Exchange Commission offers a similar check for information about investment-adviser firms at Adviserinfo.sec.gov.
Information and interactive calculators are made available to you as self-help tools for your independent use and are not intended to provide investment advice. We can not and do not guarantee their applicability or accuracy in regards to your individual circumstances. All examples are hypothetical and are for illustrative purposes. We encourage you to seek personalized advice from qualified professionals regarding all personal finance issues.