Originally Posted by NW-Bound
The fine print explains it. FIRECalc adds up all the investment categories, then prorates each with respect to the total. For example, the default value for the microcap class is 10 while the total is 140 as you observed. Then, the percentage of microcaps is 10/140 or 7.1%.
When I play with this, I often re-normalize each class so that the total adds up to 100. It is easier for me to think in true percentages. I guess FIRECalc was done this way so that if people make mistakes and the numbers do not add up to 100, it can still re-normalize for them.
Thanks I thought that might be the case but wasn't sure...though I cannot seem to check it right now because FIRECALC seems to be broken
when I anything I get a
"You have called the results page directly. You need to enter information so results can be calculated.
Click on "The Calculator" above."
There is no The Calculator above either
I'll try it later when it works right...not sure what happened saw this last night too