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Sep 03, 2020

New! Price Per Square Foot Calculator

This 265th new calculator, the Price Per Square Foot Calculator in the Personal Finance section, will calculate the rent or price per square foot.

If you already know the rent or price per square foot, you can also use the calculator to calculate the price or rental payment from the per square foot value.

Plus, the calculator includes a built-in square footage calculator wherein you can calculate and total the square footage of any number of rooms, floors, and buildings. And you can enter width and length measurements in feet only, feet and inches, or inches only.

Here is a screen shot showing a how the built-in, expandible square footage calculator converts the width and length measurements to square feet and totals all square footages:

Image of Square Footage Calculator built into Price Per Square Foot Calculator.

And finally, you can save or print your square footage entries for later use.

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

Aug 18, 2020

New! Rule of 72 Calculator

This 264th new calculator, the Rule of 72 Calculator in the Investing section, will calculate the time or interest rate required for an investment to double.

In addition to the Rule of 72, the calculator also includes alternative double-your-money rules (69 and 70), as well as the Rule of 115 (triple your money) and the Rule of 144 (quadruple your money).

Plus, if you enter the starting amount of the investment, an annual growth chart will be included in the results.

Here is a screen shot showing a portion of the results when Rule of 72 and Number of Years are selected:

Example results from Rule of 72 Calculator that tells how long it will take for your money to double.

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

Jul 25, 2020

New! Yahtzee Online Game

This 263rd new calculator, the Yahtzee Online Game in the Sports, Games, and Fun section, includes options for calculating a scoresheet, playing solitaire, or playing multiplayer with up to six players.

A built-in score calculator displays the points for all unfilled combinations after each dice roll, and you can click the blue combination titles for popup scoring descriptions.

Example point calculations from Yahtzee Online Game.

Here is a screen shot showing an example of the game report you can print out when playing solitaire Yahtzee:

Example game report from Yahtzee Online Game.

It only takes about 4 minutes to play a game of solitaire Yahtzee, so I invite you to give it try and and let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

Jun 25, 2020

New! Dice Roll Simulator

This 262nd new calculator, the Dice Roll Simulator in the Sports, Games, and Fun section, will generate a random dice roll for 1-20 dice having 2-20 sides.

A built-in roll calculator will calculate the sum, average, and product of each roll, plus keep cumulative totals for a series of rolls.

Also, the shake timing can be set to random stop time or to manual stop time, and the roll-display can be set to include a history of prior rolls.

Here is a screen shot showing an example of how the virtual dice roller displays the rolls when five, six-sided dice are being rolled:

Example results from Dice Roll Simulator.

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

Jun 10, 2020

New! Speed Distance Time Calculator

This 261st new calculator, the Speed Distance Time Calculator in the Conversion section, will calculate the speed, distance, or time when given the two known variables.

In other words, the calculator will solve for speed given the time and distance, distance given the speed and time, and time given the speed and distance.

Also, speed and distance units can be entered or solved for in inches, feet, yards, miles, nautical miles, centimeters, meters, and kilometers, and rate can be entered or solved for in per second, per minute, or per hour ratios.

Plus, the results will include a step-by-step explanation detailing how the calculator solved for the missing variable -- including any unit conversions it performed.

Here is a screen shot showing an example of how the calculator explains its work:

Example results from Speed Distance Time Calculator.

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

Mar 14, 2020

Update: Budgeting Percentages Average Calculator

Just a quick note to you let you know that I have updated the Budgeting Percentages Average Calculator in the Budget section to reflect the latest Consumer Expenditure Survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics.

Just enter your before-tax income and the calculator will tell you what others in your income level spend on 14 different household expense categories, plus 83 sub-categories.

Here is a screen shot showing a partial example of how your income is split up between expense categories and sub-categories based on the survey results:

Example results from Budgeting Percentages Average Calculator.

Plus, I also added a 50/30/20 Budget Calculator to the Notes section on the page.

Image of 50 30 20 Budget Calculator.

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The updates were also added to the Ad-Free Member Version of the calculator.

Mar 12, 2020

New! Postfix (Reverse Polish Notation) Evaluator

This 260th new calculator, the Postfix Evaluator in the Math section, will evaluate a postfix expression (Reverse Polish Notation).

Plus, included in the results will be the step-by-step process for achieving the result using the stack method.

Here is a screen shot showing a partial example of how the evaluator shows the color-coded steps of the evaluation:

Example results from Postfix Evaluator.

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

Mar 01, 2020

Golf Handicap Calculator Updated to World Handicap System

As of January 1, 2020, instead of having six different golf handicap systems across the globe, the six systems have now been combined into a single World Handicap System (WHS).

This means that your established handicap index can now be applied to any golf course in the world.

Of course, this new handicap system meant a major overhaul was needed to bring the Golf Handicap Calculator up to speed, which I'm happy to report has now been completed.

And in addition to the changes to the handicap index calculation, changes were also made to the course handicap calculation. These changes have now been incorporated into the Course Handicap Calculator that is included in the Learn section.

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The update was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version of the calculator.

Feb 19, 2020

New! Ordering Fractions Calculator

This 259th new calculator, the Ordering Fractions Calculator in the Math section, will arrange a list of fractions and mixed numbers in either ascending or descending order.

Plus, included in the results will be the step-by-step process for sorting the fractions, which includes converting the fractions to decimals, and converting the fractions to like denominators.

Here is a screen shot showing a partial example of how the calculator converts the fractions to decimals and like denominators for easier sorting:

Example results from Ordering Fractions Calculator.

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

Feb 12, 2020

IRA Calculators Updated for SECURE Act

In case you weren't aware, once you reach a certain age you must begin making withdrawals from your Traditional IRA. These withdrawals are referred to as, Required Minimum Distributions, or RMDs. And if you fail to make an RMD you could face a possible 50% tax penalty on the shortage.

So at what age must you begin making the required minimum withdrawals? Well, up until recently, you were required to begin making RMDs once you reach age 70-1/2 (or age 71 if you turned age 70-1/2 in the last half of the year).

However, with the recent passage of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, if you will reach age 70-1/2 after January 1, 2020 (born after June 30, 1949), you won't need to begin making RMDs until the year you turn age 72.

And of course, the passage of the SECURE Act also meant that I needed to update the following IRA calculators to reflect the change, which I have just completed.

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculators to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The updates were also added to the Ad-Free Member Version of the calculator.

Feb 03, 2020

New! Infix to Postfix Converter

This 258th new calculator, the Infix to Postfix Converter in the Conversion section, will convert infix math notation into postfix notation (reverse polish notation, or RPN) using the stack method.

You can either enter your own infix expression or choose from 20 built-in example infix expressions.

Plus, in addition to converting infix to postfix, the converter will display the step-by-step process used to arrive at the conversion.

Here is a screen shot showing a partial example of how the calculator displays the token-by-token conversion using the stack method:

Example results from Infix to Postfix Converter Using Stack.

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

Jan 15, 2020

Update: Paycheck Calculator

Just a quick note to you let you know that I have updated the Paycheck Calculator to reflect the changes introduced to the Form W-4 for 2020 and later.

I also updated the federal withholding rates (2020), as well as the latest state withholding rates (2019).

Plus, if you are an employer, the calculator has a built-in federal withholding tax calculator based on Worksheet 1 in Publication 15-T, allowing you to double-check your withholding calculations.

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The updates were also added to the Ad-Free Member Version of the calculator.

Jan 07, 2020

New! PEMDAS Calculator

This 257th new calculator, the PEMDAS Calculator in the Math section, will solve math problems using the PEMDAS order of operation convention.

Specifically, the calculator will solve expressions in this order:

  1. Parentheses
  2. Exponents
  3. Multiplication and Division
  4. Addition and Subtraction

You can either enter your own problem or choose from 20 built-in example problems.

Plus, in addition to solving the order of operation problem, the calculator will display the ordered, step-by-step process used to arrive at the solution.

Here is a screen shot showing a partial example of how the calculator displays the step-by-step, colored-coded solution:

Example results from PEMDAS Calculator for solving order of operations problems.

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Wishing you a happy and healthy 2020!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

Dec 05, 2019

New! Money Counter Calculator

This 256th new calculator, the Money Counter Calculator in the Business section, will come in handy if you need to count the value of a mix of US bills and coins.

Here is a screen shot showing a portion of an example count of bills and coins:

Example results from Money Counter Calculator for adding US bills and coins.

Plus, the calculator can also list the change to give back to a customer when the cash tendered is greater than the amount due, and even includes the verbal script for teaching employees how to verbally count the change back to the customer.

Here is a screen shot showing how the calculator can be used to calculate change back:

Example results from Change Back Calculator for learning how to count change back to a customer.

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Happy Holidays!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

Nov 20, 2019

New! Late Payment Interest Calculator

This 255th new calculator, the Late Payment Interest Calculator in the Business section, will calculate the late fee on an overdue invoice.

Specifically, the calculator will calculate the number of past due days, the daily penalty rate, the total penalty interest, and the total amount due at settlement.

Here is a screen shot showing a portion of an example calculation:

Example results from Late Payment Interest Calculator for past due invoices.

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

Nov 16, 2019

New! Biweekly Loan Balance Calculator

This 254th new calculator, the Biweekly Loan Balance Calculator, is a bi-weekly version of the Monthly Loan Balance Calculator.

Just like the monthly version, this version creates an editable amortization schedule wherein you can change the default payment amounts to match the payment history, and with each change, the period and endings balances are recalculated.

Here is a screen shot showing a portion of an example calculation:

Example results from Biweekly Loan Balance Calculator for uneven, skipped, and extra payments.

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

Nov 04, 2019

Update: School Calendar Calculator

Recently a homeschool parent wrote to me asking if I could add the Class Day Number to the School Calendar Calculator. According to her, this would help her to match the curriculum planner with the current date.

So, for her and other homeschooling parents, I'm happy to report that I have now added the Class Day Number to the printable calendar.

I also added a feature that gives you the option to have the calculator mark federal holidays as no-school days. Of course, you can edit the no-school days to exactly match your school's class schedule.

Here's a screenshot showing the new features in the printable calendar (the top gray number is the number of school days left in the school year, and the bottom gray number is the Class Day Number).

Example results from School Calendar Calculator showing class day number and number of school days left.

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The updates were also added to the Ad-Free Member Version of the calculator.

Aug 27, 2019

New! Ratio Calculator

This 253rd new calculator, the Ratio Calculator, will ...

  • Simplify ratios and show steps.
  • Compare two ratios and show steps.
  • Solve for the missing term in A:B = C:D problems and show steps.
  • Generate a list of 100 ratios equal to the results.
  • Display a pie chart showing the percentage each side of the ratio represents.

Here is a screen shot showing a portion of an example of the results:

Example results from Ratio Calculator for adding any number of time blocks.

Plus, the Learn section of the page includes the following bonus material:

  • What is a ratio?
  • How to simply a ratio.
  • How to determine if two ratios are equal.
  • How to solve ratio equality problems.
  • How to scale a ratio up or down.

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Best wishes for the new school year!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

Jun 15, 2019

New! Add Hours Minutes Calculator

This 252nd new calculator, the Add Hours Minutes Calculator, will ...

  • Add an unlimted number of hour and minute time blocks without requiring you type any colons.
  • Convert minutes to decimal numbers.
  • Optionally auto-tab to next field once a customizable number of digits have been entered, and adds new entry rows as you need them.
  • Report the total time in both HH:MM and HH.HH formats.
  • Create a formatted report for printing.

Here is a screen shot showing how the calculator adds hours and minutes as you enter them:

Example results from Add Hours and Minutes Calculator for adding any number of time blocks.

Plus, the Learn section of the page includes the following bonus material:

  • How to Add Time.
  • Hours Minutes Seconds Calculator.

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Happy adding!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

May 05, 2019

New! Golf Scorecard Handicap Calculator

This 251st new calculator, the Golf Scorecard Handicap Calculator, will ...

  • Mark handicap strokes on a scorecard for up to 8 players.
  • Create a printable blank scorecard.
  • Create a completed stroke play or Stableford scorecard with handicaps.
  • Allow you to save courses and playing groups between uses.

Here is a screen shot of an example blank scorecard created by the golf scorecard calculator:

Example results from Golf Scorecard Handicap Calculator for calculating stroke play net scores.

Here is a screen shot of an example completed scorecard for stroke play:

Example results from Golf Scorecard Handicap Calculator for calculating stroke play net scores.

And a screen shot of an example completed scorecard for a Stableford game:

Example results from Stableford Handicap Calculator for calculating Stableford points.

Plus, the Learn section of the page includes the following tutorials:

  • How to Score Golf Handicap on Golf Scorecard.
  • Stableford Scoring with Handicaps.

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Happy golfing!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

Apr 07, 2019

New! Golf Handicap Calculator

This 250th new calculator, the Golf Handicap Calculator, will ...

  • Calculate your 18-hole or 9-hole handicap index.
  • Convert your handicap index into course handicaps.
  • Automatically sort rounds as you enter them, saving you from having to re-enter the course name, rating, and slope for every round.
  • Allow you to save courses, rounds, and tees between uses.

Here is a screen shot of a portion of the interactive solution displayed by this golf handicap index calculator:

Example results from Golf Handicap Calculator for calculating 18-hole or 9-hole index

Plus, the Learn section of the page includes the following tutorial and bonus calculators:

  • How to Calculate Your Golf Handicap.
  • Golf Differential Calculator.
  • Course Handicap Calculator.

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Happy golfing!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

Mar 19, 2019

New! Trip Fuel Cost Calculator

This 249th new calculator, the Trip Fuel Cost Calculator, will ...

  • Calculate a trip's gas cost based on distance (miles or kilometers), fuel economy (MPG, L/100Km, L/M, or KM/L), and the price of gas (gallon or liter).
  • Calculate the gas cost per mile or per kilometer.
  • Split the trip's fuel cost between travelers sharing the cost.
  • Display the formula used along with its solution.

Here is a screen shot of a portion of the interactive solution displayed by this travel gas calculator:

Example results from Trip Fuel Cost Calculator for converting miles to money

Plus, the Learn section of the page includes the following tutorial and bonus calculator:

  • How to Calculate Trip Fuel Cost.
  • Miles to Money Calculator.

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Happy first day of spring tomorrow!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

Feb 07, 2019

Update: Mortgage Recast Calculator

Upon learning the Mortgage Recast Calculator was going to be linked from an article in the Wall Street Journal, I went through all of the feedback on the calculator and added the following most common requests.

  • If you've made extra payments on your mortgage, the calculator can now estimate your principal balance for you in one of two ways:
    • From the number of payments remaining.
    • Or, from the month and year of the mortgage maturity date.
  • If your mortgage lender offers annual recasting, you can now see how much you will save by making the same principal reduction every year the balance is greater than the reduction.
  • The calculator now has a Load Sample Entries button, allowing you to simply edit the pre-filled fields.
  • The printer friendly report now includes calculator entries, results, and if you opt for it, the re-amortized payment schedule.

If you are a subscriber to the Wall Street Journal, here is the link to the "To Reduce Payments, Recast Your Mortgage" article containing a link to the calculator.

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Happy recasting!

-Dan

P.S. The updates were also added to the Ad-Free Member Version of the calculator.

Jan 10, 2019

New! Long Addition Calculator That Shows Its Work

This 248th new calculator, the Long Addition Calculator, will ...

  • Add multiple whole numbers and/or decimals, and show its work.
  • Show you how to solve the problem without a calculator.
  • Explain each step involved in solving the problem.

Here is a screen shot of a portion of the interactive solution displayed by this sum of numbers calculator, for the problem 123.2 + 456.78 + 789.101:

Example results from Long Addition Calculator for adding multiple whole numbers and decimals

Plus, the Learn section of the page includes the following tutorial:

  • How to Add Multiple Numbers Without a Calculator.

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Wishing you an excellent 2019!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

Dec 03, 2018

New! Adding and Subtracting Decimals Calculator

This new Add and Subtract Decimals Calculator will ...

  • Add or subtract positive or negative decimals or integers, and show its work.
  • Show you how to solve the problem without a calculator.
  • Explain each step involved in solving the problem.

Here is a screen shot of a portion of the solution displayed by the calculator, for the problem (-987.654) - (-67.89):

Example results from Adding and Subtracting Decimals Calculator

Plus, the Learn section of the page includes the following tutorials:

  • How to Add and Subtract Decimals.
  • How to Add Negative Numbers.
  • How to Subtract Negative Numbers.

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Happy Holidays!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

Continue reading "New! Adding and Subtracting Decimals Calculator"

Oct 31, 2018

New! Multiplication Table Exercise to Learn Times Tables

After getting feedback stating the Multiplication Quiz was too difficult, I decided to create an additional tool for learning times tables.

Specifically, this new interactive worksheet will ...

  • Display any size times table up to 1-12.
  • Display a blank entry field for each multiplication in the table.
  • Tell you if your answer is correct or incorrect after tabbing out of the field.
  • Allow you to switch between a Practice view and a Study view.
  • Allow you to print out a blank multiplication table, as well as a filled-in table, so you can practice and study offline.

Here is a screen shot of the Practice view (clicking the image will take you to the actual calculator):

Interactive Multiplication Table for learning times tables

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Happy Halloween!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

Continue reading "New! Multiplication Table Exercise to Learn Times Tables"

Oct 20, 2018

New! Long Multiplication Calculator for Multiplying Decimals and Integers

Long Multiplication Calculator Image

I would have never guessed there would be a need for a calculator that multiplied numbers. That is, until I added a suggestion form beneath each section's calculator listing.

Low and behold, requests for a "Multiplying Decimals Calculator" started pouring in!

So I'm thrilled to report that I just launched a new Long Multiplication Calculator that shows how to multiply decimals, integers, and whole numbers ... without a calculator!

Specifically, this new calculator will ...

  • Give the product of the two numbers.
  • Display the long multiplication grid used to find the product.
  • Display buttons for each Multiplier digit, which when clicked will show its carryovers and multiplication steps.

From my perspective, it's one the coolest calculators I've ever created. I hope you agree!

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Happy Multiplying!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

Continue reading "New! Long Multiplication Calculator for Multiplying Decimals and Integers"

Sep 15, 2018

Redesign Launched!

After 18 months of working on it, I'm thrilled to report that I've finally launched the new design!

Of course, I may still have a lot of work to do depending on your feedback.

And as thrilled as I am, I also know I can't please everyone. So if you're not happy with the new design, I sincerely apologize.

To be honest, I would have much preferred to keep the old, much simpler desktop design. Unfortunately ...

  1. The majority of my site's users are now accessing the site from small-screen, touch-enabled, mobile devices.
  2. Google is now penalizing websites for not being mobile/thumb friendly.
  3. I could no longer keep up with trying to maintain and improve three separate versions of the site (mobile, desktop, and member).

... so I felt I was left with no choice but to combine all three sites into a single, responsive, mobile-first design.

The good news is that now that I have combined the three separate versions of the site into a single design, this will eventually free up a ton of my time for working to make the mobile-optimized calculators more desktop/laptop friendly.

In fact, some of the redesigned calculators already offer a desktop-optimized form that becomes visible when you increase the width setting of the calculator (setting within the "Calculator Preferences" expandable panel).

Finally, if the new page layout is not working for you, please Contact Me and let me know what device, operating system, and web browser (with version numbers) you are using so I can attempt to get the layout working for your setup.

Thank you in advance for your help and patience as I work to improve the redesign.

-Dan

Aug 03, 2018

Redesign Test Underway!

I hope you are having a great summer.

If you're a regular reader of this "What's New" page, you're probably aware that I've been working on a site redesign for what seems like forever (March of 2017).

I won't bore you with all of the setback and restart details. Let's just say I've given up on countless occasions only to later re-acknowledge that I need to see this through to the end -- for better or worse.

Fearing repeat visitors wouldn't like it, I initially launched a demo page of the new design last summer hoping to ease my fears of breaking what might not need fixing.

Millionaire Calculator

Unfortunately I have yet to receive even a single word of feedback.

Recently a wise associate suggested that instead of waiting for someone to give me feedback on the demo calculator, I should just launch the redesign on 5 of my more popular calculators and measure what happens. That way, if the testing proves the redesign to be a major fail, I can just turn those pages back to the old design and get back to creating and improving calculators using the old design.

So that's what I've done. The following 5 calculators have been converted to new design.

If you feel strongly for or against the redesign, please let me know. Otherwise, if I don't hear from you, I will assume you don't have a preference one way or the other.

Thank you for your continued support!

-Dan

Jul 01, 2018

Why Nothing New Lately?

In case you're wondering why I haven't created any new calculators of late, I thought I would let you know that I'm still busy working on the site. It's just that most of the work involves critical projects that are not visible.

EU GDPR Compliance:

Earlier this year, the European Union enacted a law referred to as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to supposedly help their citizens to get control over their online personal data. And even though my website is based in the U.S., I was still forced to comply since a small portion of my traffic are citizens of the EU. Considering the stiff fines for non-compliance, I had no choice but to spend nearly the entire month of May implementing changes to comply with the 85-page law.

Site Redesign Setbacks:

I have been working on a site redesign of the website since March of 2017. It was supposed to save me time since it will combine the three separate versions of the site (desktop, mobile, member) into a single version. But each time I get close to completing it, something major happens that either causes me to take time away from the redesign (Google HTTPS compliance, EU GDPR compliance, etc.), or to start over from scratch (Google mobile page-speed compliance, discontinuation of the mobile framework I used for the redesign, etc.).

Once again I'm about a month or so away from launching the redesign, but this time I won't be surprised if the powers that be come out with yet another law or policy/ranking/framework change that forces me to start over a 4th time.

Thank you for your continued patience.

Wishing You a Safe and Happy 4th Of July!

-Dan

Highlights and Features

Highlights and Features:

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Adjust Calculator Width:

Move the slider to left and right to adjust the calculator width. Note that the Help and Tools panel will be hidden when the calculator is too wide to fit both on the screen. Moving the slider to the left will bring the instructions and tools panel back into view.

Also note that some calculators will reformat to accommodate the screen size as you make the calculator wider or narrower. If the calculator is narrow, columns of entry rows will be converted to a vertical entry form, whereas a wider calculator will display columns of entry rows, and the entry fields will be smaller in size ... since they will not need to be "thumb friendly".

Show/Hide Popup Keypads:

Select Show or Hide to show or hide the popup keypad icons located next to numeric entry fields. These are generally only needed for mobile devices that don't have decimal points in their numeric keypads. So if you are on a desktop, you may find the calculator to be more user-friendly and less cluttered without them.

Stick/Unstick Tools:

Select Stick or Unstick to stick or unstick the help and tools panel. Selecting "Stick" will keep the panel in view while scrolling the calculator vertically. If you find that annoying, select "Unstick" to keep the panel in a stationary position.

If the tools panel becomes "Unstuck" on its own, try clicking "Unstick" and then "Stick" to re-stick the panel.