Optimization challenge idea
Just curious if others would be interested to see how/how much various profiles could be optimized. Sort of a challenge or game where we could learn from each other on how to get more out of ESPlanner and potentially to apply these insights for our own profiles. If this worked out, a new challenge could be posted once every couple of months or some other frequency.
For example, profile "X" would be known to us all in sufficient detail, and certain variables are fixed or limited to certain ranges (e.g. inflation, rate of return, demographics, years working, wages, only sell/downsize home within certain ranges/times, maximum indebtedness, etc.). How much could profile "X" consumption be increased? To be consistent, the latest version should be used to cover taxes and various benefits and have apples to apples comparisons. Perhaps the challenge profile(s) could be downloaded so users wouldn't have to program in as many details to get started.
Users could post on how big an increase could be achieved along with details on how to optimize for that specific profile. Or perhaps the optimized profiles could be uploaded for others to view.
Anyway...this isn't thought out in detail, but could be interesting and perhaps help users get more out of the software.