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Welcome!

My name is Gio Marie and this site is a reflection of my passion for computers, teaching, and simplicity.

In my daily life, I teach people - from kids through seniors - how to use computers. I was lucky enough to get a PC in 1992, and since then I've stayed abreast of every development (my favorite being the internet, of course).

What I've learned through my work is that people are afraid of what they don't know: technology, math, medical conditions...you name it. A senior with heart disease may not know the risk factors for that particular medical condition. A prospective retiree might not know how to calculate interest on their various loans. A college freshman might be wary of integrals.

While all of these situations are different, they share two important characteristics: they can cause anxiety for the individual and, often, this anxiety can be reduced by using technology.

Since they tell you the input they need, helping you map out what you need to know, calculators can check your work and confirm your answer, relieving some of your anxiety.  Calculators are simple tools that can simplify your life.

I built this site because I want to gather some of the best calculators available online, categorize them, and offer them to you so that you can find the answers you seek. It's a great way to help teachers, students, parents, grandparents, and everyone in between make their daily lives a bit simpler!

I also owe a debt of gratitude to my aunt Theresa, who has offered invaluable feedback on improving the site.

Need Help? Have Feedback?

Do you have any questions, comments, or feedback? Please contact us by emailing mail@ our domain name. If you have an idea for a calculator you'd like to see me add, please do send that feedback along as well. I like to add new calculators every month, and I'll try to keep that turnaround time to under a month if I really like the idea.

Privacy & Ads Policy

This website does not sell user data.

After running this site ad-free for 3 years I decided to test carrying responsive ads to see how much they would earn & if that would allow me to invest further into growing the site. I still work hard on the site, but it has not earned enough to quit working my regular job, though gladly I do now cover the hosting bill & cost of licensing images and such. If the site keeps growing for another year or two I should hopefully have recouped the cost of the domain name too.

Initially I tested carrying Amazon ads, but for whatever reason they seemed not to be a great fit. Even on our weight loss calculator ads which highlighted useful products I recommend myself like Fitbit or books like Salt, Sugar, Fat or The Power of Habit did not earn much. Amazon's privacy policy is here, but I don't think I have their ads on the site anywhere anymore.

I then tested using a programmatic ad network named Clickio after they reached out to me. Their privacy policy is here. Their display ads have a couple interesting features:

  • Mobile vs Desktop Units: They allow you to set up mobile & desktop ad units, then only trigger one or the other based on the end user's device.
  • Header Bidding: They offer a header bidding feature which enables ad retargeters and other programmatic advertisers to bid for placement based on the user prior to the page loading.
  • Dynamic Ad Reloading: Ad networks they are partnered with like Google have limits on how many ads can be displayed on a page. Clickio offers a feature which enables new & related ads to reload as readers scroll through an article, which makes it easier to monetize some of the longform articles I have published instead of publishing many short articles.
  • Sticky Ads: Ads in the right sidebar on desktop computers can be made sticky, to where they scroll with the page to stay in view as the user scrolls down below the initial "above the fold" section of the page.

The big issue I had with their ads is the same one any publisher will have with any display ad network - sometimes some of the ads would be the "one secret to belly fat loss" sort of stuff. More recently it has been a picture of a hand grabbing a rotting banana warning men what 5 foods kill their testosterone.

I guess this ad is from V-Taper Solution, but there are others like it. Their program might work well for some people, but even if the rotting banana GIF catches attention, it just doesn't look great. As ugly as the static image is, the darkening banana GIF looks worse.

There really isn't anything you can do about that stuff if you carry display ads. Filtering such ads would be an endless whack-a-mole project.

Since I didn't like how those ads made the site look I decided against carrying them.

To be fair to Clickio, I thought their customer service was great & they did a good job monetizing the site particularly in light of how little traffic the site gets, but I guess in some way this site sort of attracts some of those sorts of shock value health related ads by virtue of running a popular online weight loss calculators.

We have also partnered with BankRate, a leading financial information provider, to offer access to their rich network of financial services providers to our readers. This enables a person who is considering obtaining a CD, shopping for a car, or buying a home to see what current rates are in their area while they estimate their financial returns or monthly payments. BankRate's privacy policy is published here. The BankRate ads are only on the business & finance sections of the site, which means most pages across our site do not carry any ads whatsoever.

We may receive compensation when our visitors interact with any ads on our website. Different ad networks have different policies. Some sell ads on a cost per click basis, while others might price on a cost per thousand impressions or a cost per lead basis.

Beyond integrating ads on limited number of pages, the only ways in which users are tracked are as follows:

  • If someone emails us, we receive whatever they email.
  • We have Clicky web analytics installed to monitor site usage and provide feedback on which calculators are most popular, so we can put more effort into improving the parts of the site used most heavily and see where users are having trouble with the layout, format, or functionality of the site.
  • We have social sharing buttons from networks like Pinterest on the site. Some of these social sites may track users for refining their relevancy algorithms and improving ad targeting on their sites.
  • Some web-related companies like Microsoft and Google may track user behavior in their web browsers to personalize results. But there is really nothing we can do about this as a web publisher other than recommend you use the Mozilla Firefox web browser as your default browser & verify you are set to share as little data as needed with the big web companies.

Any future changes to this policy will appear on https://www.calculators.org/about/#privacy.

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