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Debt Calculator Released and Ready For Users

by The Happy Rock on August 9, 2011

Debt CalculatorThe first release of the online debt calculator is ready for users. The idea is that you don’t need to download a debt reduction spreadsheet or some external program, you can visualize your debt destruction right in your web browser. Debts can be reordered by dragging them around in the list, you can see what happens when you add extra monthly payments, reorder debts using the debt snowball method of smallest balance, and more.  Full instructions are in the sidebar next to the debt calculator.

With that said, I am looking for feedback. I am poised and ready to add new features, but I wanted to make sure that I had an idea worth pursing and figure out how users want to use it.  I am looking for all types of feedback.  Enhancements, bugs, and I even welcome negativity.  If this isn’t something that isn’t helpful or useful, I want to stop devoting time to it as soon as possible.  Use the simple feedback form on the calculator’s sidebar or publicly share your feedback by using the ‘Feedback and Support’ tab in the bottom right hand corner.

A picture is worth a thousand of my words, so here goes…and here is the debt calculator link again.

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Jacob @ My Personal Finance Journey August 14, 2011 at 11:17 am

Stopping by your site for the first time by way of your submission to the Best of Money Carnival! Nice job on the blog! I just subscribed to your twitter and email feed.
Very impressive looking debt calculator! You must be a wiz with computer coding! I’ll have to check it out!

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Claire Mulholland August 29, 2011 at 1:35 am

Just tried the debt calculator, and have to say I’m incredibly impressed. You should consider making one that people can embed in their own site (with your links etc embedded). Nice work!

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nancy September 4, 2011 at 8:17 am

I tried to pull it up and I am getting just words on the right side but a lot of bk with nothing showing.

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The Happy Rock September 7, 2011 at 6:42 am

I put in a fix yesterday that will let users know if they have JavaScript disabled and how to enable it. From what you are describing that sounds like what is going on. Let me know if that helps.

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Rob September 18, 2011 at 11:00 am

loving the debt calculator, any plan for a uk embeddable version?

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jacque smith September 19, 2011 at 1:28 am

We have to pay off the debtcalculator…This is an additional amount you wish to pay each month, to more quickly payoff your debt. This amount is added to your normal consolidated loan payed.

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Andy October 7, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Just finding this calculator today. Pretty impressive work. It also looks attractive. It could go a long way if applied as a tool for others to embed in theri sites. All the best.

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Elin October 18, 2011 at 9:08 pm

I’m impressed! I agree with Claire, other bloggers should have this very important tool on their blogs, a small widget or button would do.

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Jonathan October 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Hey buddy what a great idea and most of all it’s free. It really annoys me when companies charge people for money management software, but this is a great simple fix. It’s been a while since I’ve dropped by your blog, and apologises if your current theme has been going a while but I really like the current wordpress theme.

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baha October 28, 2011 at 3:54 am

loving the debt calculator

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Madras Geek November 10, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Awesome, impressed. Give me more.

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Rca ieftin December 19, 2011 at 11:07 am

That’s great! I just tried the calculator and i am impressed.

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Eric February 3, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Awesome job!

Keep up the good work,
Eric

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Sharif March 18, 2012 at 1:22 am

Good job done and go ahead. We appreciate your debt calculator. Please keep it up.

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Save Money Hound March 18, 2012 at 1:56 am

Handy debt calculator. Easy to use and great little resource for readers.

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Smart Finance 101 April 10, 2012 at 3:52 am

Pretty cool calculator, a lot more visual than many of the other debt calculators out there.

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eddie June 29, 2012 at 10:14 pm

what a great stuff…easy to use n it’s really awesome

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Tony July 24, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Sweet! How long did it take you to build that?

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Hard Money School September 19, 2012 at 5:49 am

Its really very impressive. I am going to calculate my own. I hope you will come up with the updated version of it in near future.

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Jonathan@Friends&Money October 29, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Great idea. Very easy to use. I wish there was a UK version. I know that it’s probably not worth the hassle given that your blog is aimed primarily at a US audience, but it would still be ace. I love reading your blog, it’s an inspiration whichever side of the pond we live on :)

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rahataalgi December 13, 2012 at 5:19 am

This is absolutely a superb work.Hope it will help me to calculate my own.

Thanks.

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Simon @ YourWealthPlanners April 2, 2013 at 11:43 am

What a fabulous calculator! I’m not normally a big fan of using this sort of tool, but its actually super easy and non intrusive.

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Connie Lipton April 17, 2013 at 7:46 pm

I just found your debt calculator, and I’m emailing the link to both my college age kids. It’s never too soon to learn what it looks like (and potentially feels like) to take on unnecessary debt. Great tool!

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