I'm using the Monte Carlo simulation with Conservative Spending to assess the risk that my plan won't meet basic living requirements far into the future. To do that, I'm looking in the Monte Carlo results at the Percentile Distributions of both Living Standard and Income.
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My domestic partner of 17 years and I both filed for divorced ex-spousal Social Security benefits this year. Hers is $1,113/month. Mine will be around $800/month.
Is there a way to manually add entries to the past covered social security earnings? I'm missing a year and need to add it.
After entering specific income for work years I see a minor discrepancy in the amount in the pdf report. For some reason the last 2-3 years income is less than that inputted by a small and seemingly arbitrary amount. This was consistent for each person (a couple).
I observe that some special expenditures and receipts for the last year of life are not reported as spending / income. What are the guidelines for these in the last year? Are they dependent on a month?
I want to look at different states to live in to compare cost of living, taxes...
or even different cities within a state.
Where or how can you do these different scenairos?
I anticipate inheriting both a Regular IRA and a Roth IRA sometime in the future.
What items do I add up to determine Current savings?
Net take home pay -
net retirement contributions -
= what I save???????
The 401-k after-tax balance should be entered into the "ROTH accounts" totals based on prior questions. This does address the tax exemption on withdrawal but does not address the taxable gains since ROTH balances are tax exempted.
Doing a "what if" I entered a real estate property. How do I delete it now that it's been tested?
When trying to generate report I get this Error message: "Couldn't open PDF file. Check to see if output filer file is already opened in the reader. Close the file and rerun the report."
When I run an economic model I'm finding a jump in consumption in out years... what typically contributes to this?
What is the easiest way to model with or without annuities and to see the results without having to create another database? Tried to find the answer, not finding it. Thank you
What are the minimum system requirements to run ESPlanner Plus? Will it run on this?
Lenovo - IdeaPad 100s 11.6" Laptop / Intel Atom Z3735F/ 2GB Memory / 32GB eMMC Flash Memory / Webcam / Windows 10- Red
The sole use of this laptop would be for running ESPlanner
Under Assumptions > Taxes:
Is the data item "Percentage change in taxes" expressed in points or pct? If my marginal rate is 35%, would a 2% value in this field take it to:
- 37% (ie - a 2-point increase) OR
- 35.7% (ie - a 2% increase)
I am not clear on what the Monte Carlo simulations are estimating when I use the Conservative Spending option. Can someone explain, perhaps by taking one simulation for one year, and indicating what assumptions are used to generate the living standard and real asset income?
I'm sure this has been answered plenty, but my search function keeps sending me back to the Home page. Here's the question, then:
How to comprehend "maximum indebtedness" in the Assumptions section?
When I run ESPlanner assuming conservative spending, is it correct that the Details and Suggestions section of the PDF report assume that I spend, and earn, zero real return on my investments, in each year until the last year when no assets are left?