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Feb 11, 2007 4:08 pm

I graduated with honors from an Ivy League college, but I just can't understand my firm's financial planning software. Even if I did spend the ridiculous amount of time required to understand all of the quirks of the program and the absurd amount of time required to imput the data, the output is a joke.  Sure the program produces a heavy report full of pretty charts, but clients have no idea what it all means. 


Is there ANYTHING simple out there? 

Feb 11, 2007 5:30 pm
Lex123:

I graduated with honors from an Ivy League college, but I just can't understand my firm's financial planning software. Even if I did spend the ridiculous amount of time required to understand all of the quirks of the program and the absurd amount of time required to imput the data, the output is a joke.  Sure the program produces a heavy report full of pretty charts, but clients have no idea what it all means. 


Is there ANYTHING simple out there? 



Try one sheet of legal-sized paper and a pen.

Feb 11, 2007 7:33 pm
Lex123:

I graduated with honors from an Ivy League

college....required to imput the data





Ivy league graduates should know that you don't iMput data.   Imput isn't

a word. You can 'input' data.......



Sorry... that was an open door invitation to a smart response.



Now on a serious note.... I've mentioned Financeware.com on this board

in the past. It's truly easy to use, and I can't think of too many reasons

why you can't be up and running within a day. There are a variety of

different modules for the software, and you might check it out. It

includes monte carlo in the probability analysis. Not sure if it's a true

financial planning program, but it allows for the ability to change inputs,

scenerios, etc. in order toget a realistic picture of what works, and what

may not....



Good luck.



C