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What items do I add up to determine Current savings?

Is it?

Net take home pay -
net retirement contributions -
housing loan
= what I save???????

Thank you.

Tags: Real Estate

Doing a "what if" I entered a real estate property. How do I delete it now that it's been tested?

Tags: annuity

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

Tags: PDF

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."

On the details report, my husband's social security income jumps from the correct amount in 2016 up by $13K in 2017. Why? (He has been retired for 4 years, has been collecting SS since he was 65; he is now 78.)

When I run an economic model I'm finding a jump in consumption in out years... what typically contributes to this?

This situation applies to both subject matters, but I'll just give specific examples using "Retirement Accounts" tab in the spreadsheet output by the program.

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)

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

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?

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?

NY residents are exempt from State Income Tax on public pensions and 403b's (teachers, civil servants, etc).
How do we remove the state income tax ESP automatically calculates (and which then impacts std of living)?

My husband has a variable annuity from his employer. The annuity screen appears to consider only fixed annuities. How can I enter this asset?

Tags: Assumptions

I am trying to calculate the most accurate assumption to use in the "Two can live as cheaply as" field, using our (my husband and my) specific budget figures.

I completed some energy efficient upgrades to my home which I am financing through a special assessment through property taxes. The increase in property taxes only lasts 20 years, but my plan goes for 30+ years. Any way to input that special tax?

Tags: monte carlo

I'm inputting my assets so that I can build portfolios based upon the assets that I own. My latest entries do not seem to be saved. Is there a limit on the number of assets? If so how can I delete the assets you pre-populated in the program.

Tags: FICA

How can I suppress the FICA tax calculations? My current income is from deferred compensation and returns on financial assets. At the time of the income deferral both FICA and Medicare Taxes were paid on the deferred amount, and I do not have to pay twice.

Seems like we used to get an email when new updates were released. 2.3.0 and 2.3.1 were recently released, but I only learned that because of a version mention in the previous forum post. Are you still sending out update email notifications?

The directions have a "link" to get the asset return data from another source but it doesn't work. So, I want to copy and paste from excel the yearly returns of new assets so I don't have to manually enter them. I can't find in the directions how to do this. Can you tell me, please?

Tags: Mutual Funds

If you have an interest in investing in DFA funds without going through a private advisor, this blog post may be of interest. It doesn't work for me, but might for you.

Tags: Roth

I understand how to model a single year IRA to Roth-IRA conversion:

Tags: monte carlo

If this has been answered, please just direct me to the answer.

Tags: monte carlo

My assets are in various TIAA-CREF accounts. Has anyone done the analysis to determine which ESP MC assets would model various TIAA-CREF accounts?

Thanks!

Maximize My Social Security recommends this strategy. I read your suggestion about modeling it using special receipts and expenses, but that is very clumsy.

Tags: Windows 10

I can't find any mention of your plan to support Windows 10. Is there a plan for a relevant release?

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