Make the Most of Your Paycheck
To wrap up this salary series, here are some nifty, online and software
tools to help you make the most of your hard-earned paycheck.
- Thinking about looking for a job in another city? This popular Salary
Calculator helps you determine your equivalent salary requirement
for worldwide locations. HomeFair.Com
has other relocation and salary-related tools too, such as a Moving
Mortgage Qualifier and The
Relocation Crime Lab.
- The Tools at Money.com
have lots to do with making the most of your paycheck. For example, if
want to know which cities are the best, crummiest, cheapest, or most
expensive places to live and work, try The
Best Places to Live in America. Planning for retirement? See the Retirement
Calculator. Salary never seems to stretch far enough? Analyze your
debt with How
Deep Is Your Debt? There are lots more, too.
- Are you paid what you're worth? If you're an IT professional, see
how your current salary measures up, at the Interactive
Salary Survey. Training professionals, see the Salary
- With tax time just around the corner, you might be wondering if you
owe even more of your salary, or if you get some back. Find out with
Estimator. Quicken.Com has
many more tools and aids for making the most of your money.
- PayCheck helps you make financial decisions by allowing you to
analyze withholdings, and compute and print W-4 forms. It's shareware
for Windows 95, free to try, $15 if you keep it. It's good thing it's
free to try, as it's not too friendly for beginners, and neither are
the help files. Download it from File
Mine or ZDNet.
Make sure you turn down your speakers before you click on the menu for
the first time, so the sound effects don't make you think you're
getting electrocuted! ZDNet calls it "colorful," but not
expecting it, you might jump out of your chair.
for Windows 95/NT is designed to help you determine fees if you're a
consultant, regardless of your type of business. It's a 30-day
evaluation version and costs $15 if you keep it.
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