Enlarge/The Wall Street Journal/Getty Images/File A computer’s financial calculator allows you to enter your salary and other expenses, and then it generates an estimate based on that.
You can then print this report to your computer or to a printer, or even send it as a PDF file.
But it’s important to understand the limitations of the calculator.
For one thing, it’s designed for people who already have financial experience.
That means, in order to use it, you need to be at least a graduate of an accredited college or university.
That’s not always possible, but the financial aid and financial literacy programs available at many schools make it relatively easy to obtain that degree.
So if you want to learn how to use your computer to estimate your own income, you’ll need to know the basics of the financial calculator before you begin.
How to make a calculation for yourself Enlarge by Liora Golan Enlarge By Lioram Golan, Reuters/Corbis Enlarge Photo illustration by Nick MacCabe.