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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