It's a pain, but I created a custom asset by replicating the XML format for one of the DFA funds. That way it's available to all profiles without having to add it multiple times. That also prevents data entry errors.
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Is there any chance of enabling an RSS feed for posts like we had on the old forum?
In the Special > Special Expenditures & Special Receipts tabs I've Cleared the Grid. So no values are displayed.
The New/Unread filter option is overlaid by another filter option text when displaying the page in Chrome (don't know if it's happening in other browsers).
1. On the Assets & Saving > Current Saving tab, in the Net contribtuions to saving field do I enter a negative number if I'm withdrawing funds for living expenses or leave it at 0?
Just thought you should know; you probably want to fix this.
It seems like the web site changed? What happened to the forum format? It's hard to browse topics and just learn by reading now.
I have children who will be entering graduate/professional school and for whom we may need to cover tuition, room, and board, depending on the level of assistance provided by the schools.
In the new web site I can't find where I can look at the most recent forum comments. I really liked that on the old web site. I would look at it every day to keep up on what people are asking and learn from it. Please tell me how to access it or if it is unavailable, please put it back.
I just downloaded and installed the update 2.28.0 and was disappointed to see that I still can't seem to change the gender and marriage status on my profile. When I originally set up the profile I selected 2 males and then couldn't select married.
I'm new to the program, and I'm trying to understand how the Regular Asset Income column is calculated in the Total Income Report.
Are Taxes in addition to "Total Spending" or are Taxes part of "Discretionary Spending", which does not seem reasonable? To me Total Spending should include Taxes.
I recently bought ESPlanner & it seems like a very powerful tool. There are a few areas I'd like to optimize, but I'm not sure if ESPlanner provides that capability.
I just noticed my birth date is wrong on the "Family Information" screen, and I'm unable to correct it. How can I fix that?
Can someone refer me to an instructional guide as to how to use and read Monte Carlo data, particularly in ESP? I understand the concept. I'm just not certain how to prepare the data and interpret the results.
I'm 58 and plan to retire at age 62. Whenever I set age in ESPlanner for collecting Social security to 62, then resulting report shows a smooth discretionary spending amount for the rest of my lifespan .
How can I adjust the household life insurance premiums so that they are accurate? The actual premiums paid are ~$9,000 annually, but the program has calculated the current amount of annual premums to be $36,442.
I am retired at age 62. I want to plan for level consumption. Since I am planning to defer social security until 70, I expect to draw more heavily on my retirement accounts until social security kicks in. In ESPlanner, the draw is the same each year.