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My wife's ex-spouse died and she's now going to receive a 50% increase in her SS benefits because 100% of his benefit when he died is greater than the benefit she is receiving based on her earnings.

Tags: download

I recently purchased ESPlanner Plus. I downloaded it to my desktop computer. Can I also download it to my laptop?
Thanks!
Bill Stant

Thanks for the great improvements to ESPlanner!
I've notice what I think are two errors.

Tags: assets

In arranging my portfolios (taxable, retirement) in Planner Plus, the pre-defined asset choices available do not include a full set of bond (fund) choices, such as short-term and intermediate-term corporate bonds, mid-cap domestic stocks, etc.

Tags: withdrawals

I understand that the program tells you how much to withdraw each year in retirement from regular and retirement accounts, but if you have a mix of stocks and bonds in a regular account, it does not tell you the relative portions of bonds vs. stocks to liquidate each year.

I'm trying to model a move, including selling my current house and using the proceeds as a balloon payment on a new house mortgage. If I put down a 20% down payment on the Change of Home panel amortized over 15 years, that will get reflected in the housing report.

Tags: mortgage

I rolled my information over to 2016 and notice that the annual mortgage payment in the housing report does not equal my monthly mortgage payment x12. It's approximately $1000 less than it should be by my calculation.

I live in CA, which has capped the nominal increases in property taxes (with some exceptions that don't presently apply to me) at 2% per year.

I want to enter an installment sale of real estate. I presently own the interest and will sell it in a few years. In the meantime, I receive rental income. Once I sell it, I will receive installment payment of principal and interest for seven years.

My wife and I are eligible for post-retirement medical benefits arising from her employment. Once we are both on Medicare (at age 65), all of our Part B and other medical insurance premiums will be covered by the (then) former employer's plan.

Since returns for regular assets and retirement accounts are set using nominal rates, does adjusting the inflation rate in a future year reduce the real returns going forward?

I used special expenditures to enter projected LTC expenses at EOL for each husband and wife. I entered the amount for each person so that there are two entries for each year labelled as nursing home expense. The standard tables all incorporate this amount correctly.

ESPlanner recommends life insurance when needed. I have two questions:
1. What if a person can not obtain life insurance due to medical problems? Would it be possible to have a election to turn off the life insurance computation?

First Scenario: (Own Property 1, will sell in 2017-- no problem there). Will purchase Property 2 in 2017. For Property 2 under Current Market Value, I have $300,000. Under future mortage information: I put 100% under (I have that it will never be sold).

when I have income from a severance package that exceed my needs

I've properly input all my financial data to accurately reflect my circumstances - except I cannot figure out one thing. What is the best way to model a recurring income stream from an S corporation?

Is there a way to enter my data from Maximize My Social Security account
to my ESPlanner Pro program. I have an adult child on my SSA to add into
the ESP program

Tags: Roth

In the case study "Convert Your IRA to a Roth!", it says to withdraw $300000 from the IRA and contribute $300000 to the Roth. Wouldn't the amount contributed to the Roth be less than the withdrawal due to taxes on the withdrawal?

Recently retired. What are best options to handle huge jump (500%) in health care premiums? Not eligible for Medicare for several years. Is putting them in special expenditures best?

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