FRP Beta test version 04-04-01beta w/Roth conversion support available for testing

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FRP Beta test version 04-04-01beta w/Roth conversion support available for testing

Post by jimr »

After years of user requests, I finally took a shot at adding a "Roth Conversion" cashflow type. The change to the sim code turned out to be relatively limited and it wasn't as complicated/disruptive as I thought it might be.

Still, this beta release has had only limited testing and it'll be several months before it goes into production. It you're up for trying it out, download links are below.

Here's the full list of changes in this beta version since the last official release, version 04-03-04:
- Added a new ROTH conversion cash flow type in Additional Inputs.
- Added presets for Retirement Year-5 through Retirement Year+9 in Additional Inputs.
- Moved Min IRA Withdrawal Age input to Settings and added early withdrawal penalty percent.
- Added 2 decimal places to prob of success in detailed view table to make it easier to see how prob success relates to (#failures) in that column.
- Updated embedded jre (java runtime engine) to latest version (windows only).

Here's the windows download link: https://www.flexibleretirementplanner.c ... -setup.exe

Here's a link to the .zip for mac: https://www.flexibleretirementplanner.c ...
(IMPORTANT: For mac/linux users, be sure to go into manual-install and click on the frp.jar file to run the planner. Clicking the .jnlp file to launch the planner launches the official release version from the FRP website, not the new beta version)

(NOTE: if you use this new version and later decide to back-rev, any .frp files you have that contain the new "Roth Conversion" cashflow type will not load with older versions of the planner. To fix this, you'd need to use the new version to delete the "Roth Conversion" cash flows, or you'd need to manually edit the .frp file to remove them (not recommended).
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