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Purchase Power


Find out how much you can spend without cheating on your budget.



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This cash flow calculator can tell you how much money you can spend right now or maybe set aside for a future purchase.

Think of it as your personal balance sheet, a cash-flow statement for the business of you.

Positive cash flow = you earn more than you spend.
Good for you, keep it up.

Negative cash flow = you spend more than you earn.
Time to make some tough choices and balance your budget.

Tracking down your expenses takes a little legwork, but stick with it — an honest assessment of your cash flow is the first step toward smarter spending and saving.

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