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by admin
Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: FRP standalone application
Topic: A new FRP standalone version
Replies: 12
Views: 24554

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

The next window is the "history view". This is an expanded version of the history table from the summary view. This view lets you compare the results of simulation runs that you've completed. As you click on different runs in the table at the bottom of the screen, the data for that run is brought up...
by admin
Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: FRP standalone application
Topic: A new FRP standalone version
Replies: 12
Views: 24554

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

This screenshot shows the detailed view. Aside from some re-layout, the other new thing here is the ability to show/hide columns of the table and to export and print the table. Also, you can change the active scenario at the top of the window and the simulation results for the selected scenario will...
by admin
Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: FRP standalone application
Topic: A new FRP standalone version
Replies: 12
Views: 24554

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

Here's a screenshot of the main view of the new application. You can see most of the new things here including the open/save and the scenarios. A scenario is basically a set of input values with a name. When you save a data file, all of the scenarios that you've built are included with it. If you cl...
by admin
Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:54 pm
Forum: FRP standalone application
Topic: A new FRP standalone version
Replies: 12
Views: 24554

A new FRP standalone version

Beta testing is in progress on the new FRP standalone version . This version of the planner can be downloaded to your computer and run without internet access. An official release date hasn't been announced, but it is expected to be within a month or two. Here's a quick list of the features in the n...
by admin
Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: FRP standalone application
Topic: Bug Found in downloaded beta program?
Replies: 8
Views: 13419

Re: Bug Found in downloaded beta program?

Great. thanks.

I didn't realize that the build date didn't make it onto the help->about window. I added it so it'll be there next time.
by admin
Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: FRP standalone application
Topic: Bug Found in downloaded beta program?
Replies: 8
Views: 13419

Re: Bug Found in downloaded beta program?

Doug, I think I found the issue. Your list of steps to reproduce was fantastic. The bug was that if you delete the first scenario, while it is active (in the main panel), and while there is only one other scenario, I accidentally left a variable set to 1 that should have been 0. Easy fix. I hope tha...
by admin
Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: FRP standalone application
Topic: Bug Found in downloaded beta program?
Replies: 8
Views: 13419

Re: Bug Found in downloaded beta program?

drbrandt wrote:Thanks Jim. You may want to put my other post in the downloadable apps section also.
Done. Thanks.
by admin
Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: General questions and comments
Topic: should annual retirement spending increase due to inflation?
Replies: 3
Views: 5511

Re: should annual retirement spending increase due to inflation?

Thanks for writing about the planner. The quick answer to your question is that it should grow, and in fact it does. Let me explain.... Basically, all dollar amounts displayed in the planner are shown in "today's value" dollars no matter which year they occur. Internally, inflation is certainly take...
by admin
Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: Dealing with real world situations
Topic: Using the planner to evaluate long term care policies
Replies: 2
Views: 8591

Re: Using the planner to evaluate long term care policies

Thanks for the note. I've actually thought about adding an option to simulate possible expenses of long term care, but haven't gotten to it. For now, you can directly model the expenses of long term care to see how it would affects the plan. Unfortunately, you can't do it probabilistically (ie. the ...
by admin
Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Simulation mechanics, assumptions, and inputs
Topic: Questions about how taxable investments are taxed...
Replies: 4
Views: 8889

Re: Questions about how taxable investments are taxed...

The approach I took on taxes was intended to produce more conservative results, but you make a compelling case and I've changed the planner to treat investment taxes more symmetrically as you suggest. I'm always reluctant to make a change that will impact results so much, but I think the case for it...