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Old 01-09-2011, 11:27 AM   #161
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Personally I use Quicken (used to use MS Money but it went away so I converted the data into Quicken...). It gives good and easy stats.
MSMoney did not go away. Instead it became free and unsupported. It works rather well for all this. I doubt you are getting much support for Quicken from Intuit anyways, so why pay for it?

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Old 01-09-2011, 03:30 PM   #162
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I made no contributions and no withdrawals during 2010

My total gain for my retirement money was 9.9%

I had 42% of my money in stocks which earned a 20% return
I had 33% of my money in a CD earning 6%
I had 25% of my money in cash which effectively earned nothing.

(note: The reason I had so much in "cash" was because I had earned such a good return in 2009 that I wanted to play it safe. This percentage will decline in 2011)

using an 8.5% withdrawal rate until SS kicks in
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:15 PM   #163
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Used my own spreadsheet and formulas and I came up with 13.9%. Still contributing to 401k and IRA at max, so subtracting that I came up with 11.2%... 60E/35B/5C
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:29 PM   #164
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12.3% on 60/40 with some major consolidating during the year. I'm fairly happy with that considering where we've been the past few years.

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