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Old 08-25-2006, 03:50 PM   #1
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In FIRECalc Classic there appears to be a bug where the results are always based on a "Percentage of your portfolio that is in stocks and stock funds" of 75%... regardless of the actual entry.* Changing that value and resubmitting doesn't affect the outcome and the "Display input data" link on the results always shows 75%.

I was wondering why my results looked so good at even 0% stock!


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Old 08-25-2006, 07:07 PM   #2
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I was playing around with FireCalc again a couple weeks ago, using the Classic because it fits my needs the best. I varied the percent of stock from 60% to 65%, solving for max withdrawal at 100% probability of success. I noticed then that there was no difference between those two allocations. I thought that was odd, but thought maybe it was a sweet spot, and I didn't have time to investigate further... a bad assumption on my part!

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Telly -- call in and rescind that resignation!

Sorry -- it's fixed now.
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