Posts for Tag: visualization

Financial Freedom Calculator

Posted In: Financial Independence
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The goal of the freedom calculator is to let you know how close to financial independence (i.e. freedom) you are, measuring your progress in terms of freedom days.  The key determinants for retirement are total retirement savings and annual spending.

Freedom days refers to the number of days that your retirement savings could sustain you (without working) each year (indefinitely) 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 then 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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Bay Area Air Quality from Napa and Santa Rosa Fires

Posted In: Environment
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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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Bryce Love’s Awesomeness (updates 10/14/2017)

Posted In: Sports
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Here is the 2nd update of the original graphs that I made of Bryce Love’s rushing awesomeness.  Bryce Love is still in a different league from all other running backs in the college football (and now has almost 300 yards more than his next closest competitor, and more than twice as many rushing yards as Saquon Barkley of Penn State).

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Bryce Love’s Awesomeness (updates 10/7/2017)

Posted In: Sports
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I am updating the original graphs that I made of Bryce Love’s rushing awesomeness.  Bryce Love is still in a different league from all other running backs in the college football (about 250 yards more than his next closest competitor).

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Stanford’s Bryce Love Has Been Pretty Good

Posted In: Sports
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Updates: I’ve updated the graphs with the latest data here.

The latest visualization is focused on college football, not because there’s not enough articles written about college football (there are), but because there’s lots of interesting data out there and I’m still working on developing my visualization skills.

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CBO Estimates Number of Uninsured for 2017 Health Care Bills

Posted In: Healthcare
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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has officially “scored” the Senate Health Care Bill, also officially known as H.R. 1628, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.  Republicans have been adamant about repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also know as Obamacare, ever since it was first enacted back in 2010.  After the election in 2016, when Republicans took control of the Senate, House and Presidency, it seemed likely that they would finally get the chance.

While the ACA is not perfect, seven years of the ACA has helped dramatically reduce the number of uninsured Americans.  However, fixing health care is “difficult” and the current bills are expected, according to the non-partisan analysis of the CBO, to lead to a significant increase in the number of uninsured Americans by 2026.

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