Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 50 / JULY 1984 / PAGE 148

Personal Finances Software

A software product designed to help consumers make personal financial decisions has been announced by Electronic Arts. Called Financial Cookbook, the program contains "recipes," or formulas, that produce answers about money matters.

Through the program's 32 different recipes, users can figure such data as returns on investments, effective tax shelters and IRAs, effects of inflation, mortgage calculations, and tax rates.

Each recipe asks the user to enter variables, such as interest or inflation rates, and then makes calculations based on those numbers.

Calculations for 11 basic tax shelters available to most consumers are found in the recipes. The instruction manual includes a tutorial, recipe instructions, and index.

Financial Cookbook is available for the entire Apple II line, the IBM PC and PCjr, Commodore 64, and Atari 800.

Suggested retail price is $50.

Electronic Arts
2755 Campus Drive
San Mateo, CA 94403
(415) 571-7171