This startup’s financial planning platform is now an education tool, too
Two years ago, OnTrajectory launched a platform that helps with financial planning. While it doesn’t leave aside the complex numbers and models that go into the process of projecting savings over time, the Baltimore County-based startup’s tool looks to make it more presentable.
In designing the platform, founder Tyson Koska said he looked to make it “as simple as possible, but as flexible and deep as possible.” The software developer was looking for such a platform and couldn’t find one, so he set to building one with a team of four people.
Utilizing visuals, the platform’s graphs help users track what their finances will look like into the future. Users can begin by entering answers to four questions on age, income and savings info. While it’s straightforward for users, Koska said a lot of predictive analysis can be done using that data, and users can add data as they go to get more specific. It has lots of deeper analysis tools on tax contributions as well as simulations based on how decisions play out over time.
Recently, the bootstrapped startup rolled a new twist on the tool. The platform’s tools help educate users about their financial path toward retirement and beyond.
With a new product, the focus on financial literacy is front and center as the platform becomes an educational tool. As The student offering has pre-built scenarios, offering the ability to learn about the often tricky details over time. Koska said the tool could be used in educational institutions, public libraries and nonprofits.
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