Personal finance is something that is extremely interesting to me. I spend countless hours on the internet watching videos and reading articles. I was intrigued as soon as I heard about Vanguard's challenge. There were so many topics I wanted to incorporate into my project, but I can't create a service like Mint or Credit Karma in a day, so I decided to focus on what I think is a critical idea that millennials need to think about - retirement.
What it does
You input information about yourself and it allows you to see when you'll retire based on that information. You can play around with it and see how much earlier you'd retire if you saved a little more.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
I ran into one issue in particular the first night. I could not get the questions to appear one after the other and store the user's input at the same time. I took a break, went to sleep, and figured it out in my dreams.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I am proud of getting through the challenge I faced and getting the project done alone.
What I learned
I learned a ton. I learned about forms, DOM event listeners, retirement, components, databases, Git, and subdomains.
What's next for When Will I Retire?
I will add resources once a result is given. Resources that help with all aspects of personal finances such as credit, all types of debt, real estate, and investing.