Personal Business: HOME SOFTWARE FINANCIAL
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
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.
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
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.
DATA: BUSINESS WEEK