Originally Posted by LakeRat1
Heck NO ..... I do not miss the calls
I have not utilized Firecalc, but have been utilizing the Fidelity "Planning and Guidance" Tools. Based on those calculations, as well as working with the advisor over the past two years, things appear to be OK..... But, I am not convinced
Fear is my problem, I am not in a good comfort zone
I am new to the forum as well, so welcome to a fellow newcomer! While not yet retired I am somewhat close and do have concerns about when to retire and if I am able. Being a bit of a spreadsheet geek I've done my own projections but have found comfort in getting supporting input from multiple retirement calculators. For note I am 53.
I've used FireCalc, FireSim Calc, Financial Engines, Market Watch and the tools offered by Schwab and T-Rowe Price. Liking that kind of exercise I've found, while not exact, the tools independently seem to verify that I'd be ok to retire during the next couple of years. I know that FireCalc, FireSim Calc, and the Market Watch tool are available without needing to have an account, but donations are happily encouraged. I've found that it takes some time to identify the nuances of each but they may be worth your time for some peace of mind.
Best of wishes in your new lifestyle!