thevalueofmoney is live at https://thevalueofmoney.xyz
what is it?
thevalueofmoney is a hub for various calculators / calculations / data surrounding the question of “What is the value of money?”.
MoneyOverTime Calculator is the first calculator which calculates and graphs the value of money over a given time horizon, with options to control additional investments, investment frequency, and interest rates.
why was it built?
I think a lot about money, not because I think it’s the most important thing in the world, but because I know that it underlies almost every interaction that occurs in the world. It’s not something that I always try to optimize for but it is something that I’m very careful to manage so that it doesn’t become a hindrance in my pursuits now or in the future.
As a part of these common thoughts, I often wonder about the expected value of different monetary tradeoffs. Should I get this coffee? What am I really sacrificing by buying my lunch at this restaurant vs making my own dinner?
These calculations aren’t hard per se, but they are a bit tedious so I wanted to build a one-stop shop for quickly getting these answers to my common questions.
thevalueofmoney was born.
how was it built?
I’m currently using:
- NextJS - web framework
- Netlify - hosting