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by admin
Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: General questions and comments
Topic: Add'l Withdrawal with taxes - Detailed View
Replies: 6
Views: 7489

Re: Add'l Withdrawal with taxes - Detailed View

It looks like that last column (additional withdrawal w/taxes) doesn't get populated in years before retirement has started. I'll have to look into the code to see why, but I believe this is only a problem with the output and not a problem with the simulation engine. I'm pretty confident that the fu...
by admin
Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Simulation mechanics, assumptions, and inputs
Topic: Portfolio Balance with Early/late Social Security Payments
Replies: 2
Views: 4604

Re: Portfolio Balance with Early/late Social Security Paymen

Paul, What you've described certainly seems counter-intuitive. I assume you've verified that the simulation is doing what you expect in terms of withdrawals by looking at the year-by-year detailed results. You might try setting the spending policy to Stable, just to make sure that this setting isn't...
by admin
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: General questions and comments
Topic: Java?
Replies: 2
Views: 3535

Re: Java?

This usually means that either you've disabled or restricted Java in the browser or that your Java installation has somehow become corrupted. I'm not sure why, but I've been hearing from more users with corrupted Java installations lately. The good news is that this is usually easy to fix and you ha...
by admin
Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: General questions and comments
Topic: Investing Style
Replies: 6
Views: 6424

Re: Investing Style

When min=90 and max=150, I get 100% I get a probability of success of 100% and a green light. when I set min=75 and max=150 I get probabilty of success 100% but a yellow light and an average shortfall of 0%. Because I lowered the minimum funding rate that can be used, shouldn't I get a green light?...
by admin
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Dealing with real world situations
Topic: Pension COLA variables
Replies: 2
Views: 5904

Re: Pension COLA variables

In the current version of the planner (v4-00-xx), pension with cola cashflows will exactly keep up with inflation. The next release of the planner has some extra capability for handling colas. In addition to no cola and cola, the planner will offer a 'fixed cola' option. With this option you can spe...
by admin
Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: FRP standalone application
Topic: Suggestion for standalone application - new 'feature'
Replies: 1
Views: 5572

Re: Suggestion for standalone application - new 'feature'

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the post, the suggestion, and for the kudos on the planner.

As it happens, I implemented something very similar to your request in the latest version of the planner and I'd be happy to send you an updated copy of it if you send me an email.

Best,

Jim
by admin
Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:51 am
Forum: FRP standalone application
Topic: some initial feedback
Replies: 8
Views: 13614

Re: some initial feedback

Ted, Thanks for all this great feedback. Please see comments below. This ought to keep me out of trouble for a while... Jim 1) Minor UI issue - On the Mac version, the Summary View shows the Spending Policy menu and the Config button slightly cropped at the bottom. I think a little margin would fix ...
by admin
Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: FRP standalone application
Topic: FRP Web Version 2.0 released
Replies: 0
Views: 20657

FRP Web Version 2.0 released

Hello, The Flexible Retirement Planner web applet has been updated to a new version as of today. This new version has the same underlying simulation engine as before, but has undergone some GUI revamping and some under-the-hood changes to get ready for the FRP standalone application . If for some re...
by admin
Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: FRP standalone application
Topic: Some posting guidelines
Replies: 0
Views: 19295

Some posting guidelines

Please feel free to post questions and comments about the planner here. You might want to try using the forum search feature to see if someone has already asked a question similar to yours. Also, please be careful about posting personal financial information as this is obviously a public forum. You ...
by admin
Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: FRP standalone application
Topic: A new FRP standalone version
Replies: 12
Views: 22855

Re: A new FRP standalone version is coming soon...

Here's a look at the "manage scenarios" window.

It lets you quickly replicate scenarios and manage the list of them.