What is better to celebrate Mardi Gras than a Giveaway???

When was the last time you used a calculator? Most likely you used one today, you might use the one on your computer, or in a spreadsheet or maybe you have one in a drawer at home and you needed to do a quick:

Metric to Imperial translation

Calculate the gestational age of your future child

Figure the Future Value of the $35 you are about to spend on your Caramel, Mocha, Vanilla Frappe

How many cubits in a furlong

Or the half-life of Strontium 90

Have I got a Contest for you!!

All you need to do is leave a comment answering the following “skill testing” question:

The last time I used a calculator to do a financial calculation was…..

If you leave a comment (with a valid e-mail address, of course), you could win this fabulous calculator (only one available)! Originality counts! Winners will be announced on March 14th!

You Could Win This Fabulous Calculator! Sharpâ€™s EL738F

What would you do with this calculator? Well the kind folks who sent me it gave me the following statement about it:

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The last time I used a calculator to do a financial calculation was two days ago — grocery shopping ! With the price of everything today, it pays to keep track of what you’re buying in units — you really know the price you’re paying that way.

The last time I used a calculator to do a financial calculation wasâ€¦..
yesterday, to run the numbers on a real estate property. Forget the fancy spreadsheets – I love a real calculator. Thanks for the giveaway!

The last time I used a calculator to do a financial calculation wasâ€¦.. before MS Excel became my primary tool for financial calculations. That said, the talk of calculators caused me to wonder where and what I did with my HP calculator that help me get my B.Eng… I’ve been looking for it for 1/3hr now, and have not found it :(. Oh how I wish… yeah, nope…. can’t do it. I love my MS Excel! My son on the other hand, has never done a financial calculation (he’s 10), but if he had a financial calculator at his age, who knows… his career options are still quite open. – Cheers.

The last time I used a calculator to do a financial calculation was this weekend. I was helping my gf with her accounting homework. We struggled with my scientific calculator for 15 minutes before I figured out that her textbook had a typo in the PV appendix. If only she had a real financial calculator!

The last time I used a physical calculator to do financial calculations was 7 years ago when I was in a math class in college. We were learning about the power of compound interest, I’m super glad I learned about it then. The last time I used an online calculator to do financial calculations was yesterday, to figure out how soon I will be able to retire.

The last time I used a calculator to do a financial calculation was… mid January in order to calculate the details of mortgage calculations as part of a real estate course and I hope to continue using one when I get my license.

It would definitely be helpful to have one in dealing with mortgage calculations.

The Contest is now closed and the winner is

KYLE!!!!!

You should be contacted by a rep from the firm that will send you your Calculator. Thanks to all who played along, watch for more giveaways.

It makes sense to use a calculator — I generally do math in my head but it is a great way to double-check!

to make sure I get back every penny that I am owed……no rounding up or down ‘tax man/woman’.!

to help me with my income tax, math is not my strong suit

I used a calculator at work today to ensure the amount I was going to ask the customer for payment was matching what our computer system showed.

. . . to file my income tax.

Double checking my husbands T4 after finding a discrepency between the T4 and his last pay stub for 2013

The last time I used a calculator to do a financial calculation wasâ€¦.. last year, when I was verifying my taxes.

The last time I used a calculator to do a financial calculation was two days ago — grocery shopping ! With the price of everything today, it pays to keep track of what you’re buying in units — you really know the price you’re paying that way.

The last time I used a calculator to do a financial calculation was an hour ago doing my budget 🙂

I need one to be sure when I will do my income tax. I don’t want to make a mistake and pay extra money. I pay enough lol

Last time I used a calculator was last night when trying to figure out my capital gains/loss for my taxes.

The last time I used a calculator to do a financial calculation wasâ€¦..

yesterday, to run the numbers on a real estate property. Forget the fancy spreadsheets – I love a real calculator. Thanks for the giveaway!

The last time I used a calculator to do a financial calculation wasâ€¦.. before MS Excel became my primary tool for financial calculations. That said, the talk of calculators caused me to wonder where and what I did with my HP calculator that help me get my B.Eng… I’ve been looking for it for 1/3hr now, and have not found it :(. Oh how I wish… yeah, nope…. can’t do it. I love my MS Excel! My son on the other hand, has never done a financial calculation (he’s 10), but if he had a financial calculator at his age, who knows… his career options are still quite open. – Cheers.

The last time I used a calculator to do a financial calculation was..

To compute the present value of the CCA tax shield among other PV calculations for a Finance quiz.

HEAVY DUTY!!! Nice….

The last time I used a calculator to do a financial calculation was this weekend. I was helping my gf with her accounting homework. We struggled with my scientific calculator for 15 minutes before I figured out that her textbook had a typo in the PV appendix. If only she had a real financial calculator!

The last time I used a physical calculator to do financial calculations was 7 years ago when I was in a math class in college. We were learning about the power of compound interest, I’m super glad I learned about it then. The last time I used an online calculator to do financial calculations was yesterday, to figure out how soon I will be able to retire.

Wow, such contest. Many calculations today. Much buying Dogecoins on the Internetz. Such potential profit. So financial.

The last time I used a calculator to do a financial calculation was… mid January in order to calculate the details of mortgage calculations as part of a real estate course and I hope to continue using one when I get my license.

It would definitely be helpful to have one in dealing with mortgage calculations.

The last time I used a calculator to do a financial calculation wasâ€¦..

yesterday to calculate rates of investment return with my extremely old Texas Instrument calculator which is very old and in need of replacement!

The last time I used a calculator to do a financial calculation wasâ€¦..

just now when calculating the odds of winning the calculator……

Clever, I like it!