Unexpectedly Intriguing!
October 4, 2006

Here at Political Calculations, we like money. It's true! We freely admit it! What's more, we like the idea of using some of the money we make in trade for our labor to make even more money. In fact, our master plan is to get to a point where we don't have to trade labor for money any more and we can just generate all that we will ever need through the miracle of investing and compound interest!

That's why we've created the following tools. Here, you can find out how much money you might earn and accumulate through saving and investing. Here, you can find out what might happen to the value of your investments in a worst-case scenario situation. Here, you can work out for yourself whether that investment you're considering is worth the risk. And you can do a lot more - just scroll down!

Subcategory Title Description
Forecasting Investing: Future Value Our tool for finding the future value of an investment is one of the best on the web. Find out what your investments will be worth in the future!
Returns Investing: Rate of Return Our simple rate of return tool will show you how your money is actually performing over time!
Time Investing: How Long? How long will it take for you to hit your investing goal? Our tool will tell you!
Annuities Annuity Payments Find out the amount of your payment from an annuity. One of our basic math tools.
What If?... Lemony Snicket vs. King Midas One of our favorites! What if you had luck so bad that you consistently earned the worst rates of return ever recorded in the stock market? Or what if you had the golden touch and earned the best rates of return on your investment? Find out what either case means to your investing goals....
Returns Changing Value in the Stock Market So, your favorite stock was up by 3 cents a share today? What does that mean to your porfolio?
Returns Calculating Return on Invested Capital The trend in a company's ROIC is a powerful indicator of its future growth. Our tool does the math for you!
Options Should You Keep or Sell Those Stock Options? Got options? Should you keep them or cash them out?
Portfolio Your Investment Portfolio Our portfolio tool will find the future value of up to five separate investments!
Portfolio Your Thrift Savings Plan Portfolio Designed especially for government employees, our TSP portfolio tool can help you find the future value of your retirement plan!
Taxes Marginal Tax Rates and Investment Choices (2005) Which is better for you, a taxable investment or one that's tax-free? Our original tool does the math for you to find out!
Taxes Income Taxes and Investing in 2006 Our tool for finding out whether a tax-free vs. a taxable investment makes more sense for you is updated for 2006's tax rates!
Fundamentals Guesstimating the Cost of Corporate Credit What does it mean when a company's credit rating changes from BB to BBB? And does that make it an attractive investment?
Risk Evaluation Predicting Bankruptcy Is that company you're thinking about buying stock in treading on thin ice? Our bankruptcy prediction tool can help you determine the risk.
Forecasting Predicting the Rate of Return for an I-bond Want to find out where the U.S. Treasury will set the I-bond rate next? This tool will give you a jump on the crowd!
Real Estate Real Estate Investing Our guide post links to tools of interest to those who see real estate as an investment.
Stock Market Stock Market Performance Could we have a bunch of investing-related tools without linking to our tools that map the performance of the U.S. stock market? We didn't think so either!

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