Every data geek’s favourite search engine, Wolfram Alpha, offers a lot of practical uses. Add to that list gleaning information for your personal finance decisions.
Business Insider highlights both advanced and basic money calculations you can do with Wolfram Alpha. If you’re an investor, you might want to make the “computational search engine” your first internet stop, since you can get comprehensive stock information and check out companies’ balance sheets here, and even get projections for a stock’s future performance (just type in the symbol and scroll down for all the information).
Wolfram Alpha offers other everyday calculations beyond investing. You can use it as a quick tip calculator, exchange rate conversion tool, tax calculator and interest rate calculator. If you want to find out how much money you make per hour based on your current salary (useful for setting a freelance or side business rate) or vice versa (find the yearly salary based on an hourly rate), you can do that here too, just by entering in your base data. For example, “$40000 per year”.
Check out the full article for more in-depth money insights you might glean from this smart search engine.
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