I am a new user and trying to initially build a simple economics based model. I have a few areas that I've been trying to resolve and hope you can help:
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In ESPlanner vs 2.35.2, on the "Assumptions" page of the PDF report the ages shown for "...Age of First Withdrawal For Retirement Accounts" and "...Age of Last Withdrawal for Retirement Accounts do not match the entries in the "Retirement Accounts/Key Ages" tab.
Unable to open ESPlanner - INSTALL on my macbook air.
My first of 3 will be starting college this year and I can't see anywhere that accounts for the current education tax credit (up to $2500 under current law). This is a pretty significant credit and adds quite a bit to the bottom line. How does one account for this in ESP?
Hi, could you please explain how the maximum indebtedness value works or point me to an already answered question. Is this just a way to point out the shortfall in earnings that has to be made up or is it the loan you must take out and this begs the question of how the loan will be paid
Instructions in the software state that some users use the Reserve Fund section to account for leaving money to heirs. How does the software treat this vs. Special Bequests in the Estate section? Not sure which to use...
My summary sheet is showing a large negative asset value. I have no loans or liabilities. I even zeroed out all the assets inputs but still get large negative values.
I could not find a resolution to this in the help questions.
Where do you think this might be coming from?
Is there an "easy" way to edit a special expenditure? For example, I wish to change the dollar value of an expenditure to evaluate the impact.
I just read the release notes of 2.35.0 and its clear this was a huge release with lots of updates, fixes, etc in addition to the annual updates. The notes are hard to follow ... lots of acronyms and not much context.
My default portfolio is empty of assets. I click New Asset, give it a name, the year range is 2006 to 2015, then I click Next. An error box comes up saying "The span of return years must be within the range 0 to 0." This happens with either Real or Nominal Return Type.
I need to add a required minimum distribution withdrawal to an ESPlanner Plus plan. The person inherited the IRA after payments had begun. The beneficiary is not yet 70 1/2 and has an IRA of their own.
To ESPlanner programmers: I have a child in care benefits situation for a lady that is younger than any age available on your Social Security tab for accepting social security benefits. Please add that situation to your programming "to do's".
How can one account for longevity insurance in ESP? If say I am 65 and want to take $125K (the max) and buy a policy to begin an annuity at say 80 years of age, how do I enter this? Thanks
Dan, I just ran version 2.35.0 and sorry but I found that the Medicare Part B premiums are not correct.
I just installed the new ESPlanner update 2.35.0, and noticed something that strikes me as a bit odd.
In my PDF report under Total Spending, the amount for Medicare Part B is $1,292. Since I have not yet filed for Social Security, I pay $134/month for Part B, so shouldn't the yearly total be $1,608? (I have ESPlanner Plus, version 2.34.1.) Thanks.
I do not want to lift my credit freeze to access my SS file but have the data entered into Maximize SS. Can I create a log file to copy and past into ESPlaner?
My model shows a consistent consumption level each year but I want to make sure I understand what this truly represents. If I can consume $80,000 per year for the next 30 years has this consumption level been adjusted for inflation?