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by TarTar
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: A personal finance Income Planning Tool (IPT)
Replies: 11
Views: 2583

Re: A personal finance Income Planning Tool (IPT)

There is a new version of the IPT spreadsheet V.0.27.03-01-18-2017a . It is available on the same GitHub web page as listed in the initial post. It contains the updated tax-tables for 2017. An new optional 529 education accounts worksheet 529Data was added and other worksheets modified to take the 5...
by TarTar
Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: A personal finance Income Planning Tool (IPT)
Replies: 11
Views: 2583

Re: A personal finance Income Planning Tool (IPT)

sandramjet wrote:Maybe I missed it, but is there a place to model Roth conversions?

No. It does not handle Roth conversions.
by TarTar
Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: A personal finance Income Planning Tool (IPT)
Replies: 11
Views: 2583

Re: A personal finance Income Planning Tool (IPT)

I just put a revised version of the IPT on GitHub. This adds optional alternate COLAs for each entry in the irregular expenses data entry table. The default is the expenses inflation COLA (that defaults to the CPI). However, there may be a few cases where an alternate COLA might be useful, such as f...
by TarTar
Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: A personal finance Income Planning Tool (IPT)
Replies: 11
Views: 2583

Re: A personal finance Income Planning Tool (IPT)

I just put a revised version of the IPT on GitHub based on some of the feedback. Revision notes for V.0.24.18-09-22-2016c. Changes were made based on some initial feedback from Bogleheads. The FAQ was edited and added entry 16. "Why are there separate COLAs for various income sources Work, Pens...
by TarTar
Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: A personal finance Income Planning Tool (IPT)
Replies: 11
Views: 2583

Re: A personal finance Income Planning Tool (IPT)

Thanks for your useful comments. Wow, you've done quite a lot of work developing this spreadsheet. Kudos for excellent documentation and providing reference sources. GitHub is an excellent choice to maintain version control. I am using GitHub in case others want to work on the spreadsheet because it...
by TarTar
Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: A personal finance Income Planning Tool (IPT)
Replies: 11
Views: 2583

Re: A personal finance Income Planning Tool (IPT)

Well I'm intrigued, I will have to spend some time entering my data as this is very comprehensive. I have a personal tool I created but it only applies to me while you did a lot of work to make this applicable to as many users as possible. Can't wait to compare results! Great.The original version d...
by TarTar
Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: A personal finance Income Planning Tool (IPT)
Replies: 11
Views: 2583

A personal finance Income Planning Tool (IPT)

I wrote a personal finance Excel spreadsheet I believe may be of interest to the Bogleheads. A README file is available on GitHub with links to download the latest version and more documentation at https://github.com/finplanIPT/IPT/blob/master/README.md . It is Beta-level software. The Income Planni...
by TarTar
Mon May 25, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Home Remodel: Lowe's or Other Local Contractors?
Replies: 19
Views: 5209

Re: Home Remodel: Lowe's or Other Local Contractors?

We did a kitchen and 2 1/2 baths remodel with Lowe's (Montgomery County, MD). We worked with a good planner team at Lowe's to select cabinets, tile, tub, etc.The prime subcontractor for Lowe's was 3d-residential.com. They did a good job - especially the tile work, cleaned up each time they were here...
by TarTar
Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2613
Views: 831877

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Having previously read many of the wonderful books by Neurologist Oliver Sacks, here are some others I am working my way though the following: [u]Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts[/u] by Stanislas Dehaene (Dec 30, 2014) [u]The Age of Insight: The Quest to Unde...
by TarTar
Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2613
Views: 831877

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

"Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them" by Joshua Greene (Oct 31, 2013)

and

"The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs" by Greil Marcus (Sep 2, 2014)
by TarTar
Wed May 21, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1465858

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

"Bak's Sand Pile: Strategies for a Catastrophic World" by Ted G. Lewis (Feb 28, 2011) From part of the Amazon description"... Ted Lewis explains the pattern of catastrophes and their underlying cause. In a provocative tour of a volatile world, he guides the reader through mega-fires, ...
by TarTar
Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1465858

Re: advice for 83-year-old in-law with Alzheimer's

Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty and Arthur Goldhammer
by TarTar
Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1465858

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

The following is a collection of books on the future of work as the nature of work changes due to the rapidly growing use of digital technology and globalization. For those interested, there are some TED talks on these topics by the authors (search TED). * The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and...
by TarTar
Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How did you first decide to sign up with Vanguard?
Replies: 91
Views: 9995

Friend showed me Frank Armstrong's original on-line book Investing for the 21st Century. Started reading many of the books mention: Malkiel, Bogle, etc.
by TarTar
Wed May 26, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can an industry thrive with no copyright protection???
Replies: 1
Views: 570

Can industries thrive without copyright protection

Yes. It creates new opportunities where some will be monetized. See "Free: The Future of a Radical Price" by Chris Anderson, See "Googled: The End of the World As We Know It" by Ken Auletta, and much more in the software world (Red Hat Linux, SourceForge, MySQL) Free can mean oth...
by TarTar
Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Computer Languages we have known (and maybe loved)
Replies: 122
Views: 17657

and Fortan-II, SAIL and MAINSAIL

Programmed in Fortran, SAIL, C, and Java primarily. And of course the many many languages in Jeane Sammet's tower of Babel computer languages book. Some of the interesting ones include Fortran-II -- wonderful the way you could slip assembly language in with an S in column 1 to do I/O and bit tweekin...