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by jimr
Tue May 20, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: General questions and comments
Topic: Can you save the planner inputs?
Replies: 7
Views: 10372

Re: Can you save the planner inputs?

might I suggest that at least when you are able to save the inputs, that the user be able to label/name them. That might help some even now when playing with enabling and disabling some of them to compare the outputs. The downloadable version of the planner allows you to create multiple "scena...
by jimr
Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: General questions and comments
Topic: Annual Retirement Spending and Known Expenses that end
Replies: 1
Views: 7698

Re: Annual Retirement Spending and Known Expenses that end

Hello, You're correct that this is a good use for the "additional inputs" feature of the planner. Click on the additional inputs button, which will open a new window. In this new window, you can enter expenses along with a start and end year. As you suggest, you shouldn't enter the college...
by jimr
Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: General questions and comments
Topic: Additional Cash Flow Items Under Additional Inputs Ignored
Replies: 1
Views: 7861

Re: Additional Cash Flow Items Under Additional Inputs Ignored

Hi,

I'm not able to reproduce what you're describing. I entered a misc income cash-flow starting retirement year-1 to retirement year + 2 using the default (example.frp) setup and it seems to be working fine.

Can you email the .frp file to me?

Thanks,

Jim
by jimr
Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: A new FRP standalone version
Replies: 12
Views: 36577

Re: A new FRP standalone version is coming (see screenshots)...

Jack, Yes, the app is still in Java so it will run on a mac. I haven't packaged the jar file with an installer for the mac or Linux, like I did on windows so things like automatic file association don't happen, but I understand there are some tools I can use to do that, so I may get to it yet. Also,...
by jimr
Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: General questions and comments
Topic: should annual retirement spending increase due to inflation?
Replies: 3
Views: 7352

Re: should annual retirement spending increase due to inflation?

Jack, Thanks for the kind words about the planner. Your idea to include an option to show the inflated values is a good one. If I had included that, I probably would have gotten a lot less questions about whether I inflate the withdrawals automatically. Now I just need to figure out a reasonable way...
by jimr
Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Problems installing and running the program
Topic: File opening and saving problems
Replies: 2
Views: 9644

Re: File opening and saving problems

Doug, Thanks for finding another one! The frp files are in XML format and the code that reads in the XML tags had a hard limit on the max number of tags it could handle (1000). Unfortunately, when it hit the limit it aborted rather than displaying an error. Anyhow, I've reworked the code so there's ...
by jimr
Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: Problems installing and running the program
Topic: Cannot save some files
Replies: 3
Views: 10386

Re: Cannot save some files

Great. Thanks Doug. Actually, the fix I posted still has a small hole that I'll plug in the next version. There's no limit on the number of entries you can put in those additional input panel tables. Right now, you could theoretically see the same problem you had before if you create more than 50 ro...
by jimr
Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: Problems installing and running the program
Topic: Cannot save some files
Replies: 3
Views: 10386

Re: Cannot save some files

Doug,

Very nice find! I just posted a fix to the same URL that will show up as 2.0.4 beta.

Thanks,

Jim
by jimr
Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: General questions and comments
Topic: Most up to date beta version
Replies: 9
Views: 19887

Re: Most up to date beta version

I was confused before. I thought you had an install error, not a download error.

When you click the URL, do you get a choice about what to do with the file (eg save, open, etc)? Is it possible to save it to another location?

Thanks,

Jim
by jimr
Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: General questions and comments
Topic: Most up to date beta version
Replies: 9
Views: 19887

Re: Most up to date beta version

The link looks good, but the version should be 2.0.3 and the build date should be 3/8/2008.

By any chance did you have the program running while the installer was running? Maybe I need to put a check in for that?

Let me know if that's it.

Thanks,

Jim