Below is a collection of downloadable Excel models for your personal use. In many cases, they were used to build the charts and graphs in a post on a given topic. You can download them and populate with your own assumptions to see how you compare.
Shows how a high deductible health insurance plan compares to other options (like an HMO or PPO) across a range of different annual medical expenses.
Shows how the present value of college funding resources (existing 529 balances and present value of future savings assumptions) compares to the present value of anticipated college expenses.
Stress test your investment portfolio and asset allocation to see how it would perform in a repeat of the Great Recession. Shows the maximum declines by asset class and overall, as well as days to return to break even.
Compare your tax liability under current law with the GOP’s proposed tax reform as of November 2nd, 2017. Includes how the proposed changes might impact deductions you can take and your spending/tax/savings rates. Disclaimer: I am not a tax expert, so don’t rely on this
John started Present Value Finance in 2017 to share his experiences and insights on personal finance to help people make better decisions and take control of their financial lives.
He achieved financial independence in 2016 by walking away from the high stress world of corporate finance to focus on his family. He’s a husband, father, family CFO, and all around finance geek.