Financial Freedom Calculator


The freedom retirement calculator calculates the number of freedom days per year your retirement savings would provide at your current spending level. Once you reach 365 freedom days per year, you’ve got enough money saved up to never have to work again.

The freedom date tells you the date through which your retirement savings would support you each year.  For example, if you have 100 freedom days then your spending could be covered through April 10th, each year.

How close are you to 365 “freedom days”?

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Steve Jobs iPhone introduction wordcloud


My latest “visualization” is a wordcloud of Steve Jobs’ keynote address when he introduced the iPhone in 2007. (more…)

Bay Area Air Quality from Napa and Santa Rosa Fires


The fires in Napa and Santa Rosa California have been burning for about a week and a half so far and these fires have resulted in numerous deaths (with many more missing), significant property damage (over 4000 buildings), and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands from their homes.  Luckily, these fires are mostly contained at this point with incredible work from firefighters and as well as from the weather (link to fire status on the CalFire’s websites on the Tubbs, Atlas, Nuns fires).

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