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by StayPuft
Fri May 29, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General questions and comments
Topic: Confused on some column categories
Replies: 4
Views: 9

Re: Confused on some column categories

Also, are the numbers adjusted for inflation?

When I look at the "Detailed view" tab, my "new investments" and "planned expenses" figures remain the same throughout the years. But, I would think they would increase along with inflation.

Thanks again!
by StayPuft
Fri May 29, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General questions and comments
Topic: Confused on some column categories
Replies: 4
Views: 9

Re: Confused on some column categories

Great! Thank you! Where would I input my potential social security benefits? I'm not sure if I should input it into the "Annual Retirement Income" box on the "Summary View" page or input in the bottom section of "additional inputs". Is there a difference? Also, if I'm investing into ETFs with a goal...
by StayPuft
Thu May 28, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General questions and comments
Topic: Confused on some column categories
Replies: 4
Views: 9

Confused on some column categories

Under the "detailed view" tab, can you please explain how the columns for "After tax income" and "Median total withdrawal" are derived?

I'm confused on my numbers and I'm not clear on what those columns represent.

Many thanks!
by StayPuft
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: General questions and comments
Topic: My income keeps increasing even after I retire.
Replies: 4
Views: 3257

Re: My income keeps increasing even after I retire.

It's not uncommon for the portfolio value graph to increase throughout your plan, even as you're taking regular withdrawals. In fact, this is often the case when you create a plan that has a typical 85% or higher probability of success. But keep in mind that the graph shows the median (50% percenti...
by StayPuft
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General questions and comments
Topic: My income keeps increasing even after I retire.
Replies: 4
Views: 3257

Re: My income keeps increasing even after I retire.

When you say your income keeps increasing, what output are you looking at that's telling you this? In general, when you're seeing confusing things from the planner, it can help to set the spending policy to stable, which turns off the dynamic withdrawal feature of the program. This feature is expla...
by StayPuft
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: General questions and comments
Topic: My income keeps increasing even after I retire.
Replies: 4
Views: 3257

My income keeps increasing even after I retire.

Hi! I just downloaded the program and am just getting a feel for it. I feel like I'm missing something, but I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. I inputted my current taxable and tax-free portfolio values, as well as taxable and tax-free annual savings. I put my retirement age at 65. When I run ...