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Table: Charting A Fiscal Future


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TABLE: Charting a Fiscal Future

PROGRAM/PUBLISHER STREET PRICE COMMENTS

FIDELITY RETIREMENT $15 Value is largely educational, showing virtues

PLANNING THINKWARE of saving early. Little flexibility to over-

FIDELITY INVESTMENTS ride assumptions on life expectancy, Social

Security, etc.

JONATHAN POND'S PERSONAL $40 More an electronic book than a computational

FINANCIAL PLANNER tool.

VERTIGO DEVELOPMENT $50 33 worksheets and quizzes in 235-page primer.

CD-ROM

PRICE WATERHOUSE RE- $45 Also offers $45 education and survivor income

TIREMENT PLANNING SYSTEM programs, and $15 "lite" versions of

PRICE WATERHOUSE retirement and education.

QUICKEN FINANCIAL PLANNER $40 Lets user distinguish each spouse's income and

INTUIT retirement benefits, and to project periodic

changes.

QUICKEN PARENTS' GUIDE $30 An electronic book that covers such topics

TO MONEY CD-ROM as child-care costs, insurance needs, and

INTUIT family budgeting.

WEALTHBUILDER $100 Strong portfolio-management capabilities.

(a.k.a. ERNST & Includes Reuters Money Network, a $10 to $25

YOUNG'S PROSPER) per month online service.

REALITY ONLINE

DATA: BUSINESS WEEK


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