How to Model Investing in Stocks

How to Model Investing in Stocks - Yearly Rate of Return Distribution

In this Basic Tutorial we will walk you through the steps required to model investing in stocks using the Real Estate Financial Planner™ software. You can copy this Scenario to your own Planner™ and modify it to do your own testing. 1. Create a New Scenario Use the steps outlined in How to Add a Scenario to create a Scenario. For this demo we are going call the Scenario: How to Model Investing in Stocks, but you can really name it whatever you’d like. 2. Add Account to Scenario We are going to model investing in stocks by creating an … Read more

How to Add a Scenario

 Scenarios are groups of…  Accounts  Properties  Rules and  Goals …that you combine to see how a particular investment strategy performs for you based on the assumptions you enter. So, how do you add a new  Scenario? Well, it is super easy. First, register for a free Real Estate Financial Planner™ software account. Next, log in to your Real Estate Financial Planner™. Then, click on the  Scenarios page. Once on the  Scenarios page, click on the Add New  Scenario button. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have more  Scenarios than your account limit, you will need to delete one or more  Scenarios before … Read more

American’s Top Fears of 2016

In a recent article on USA Today, it discusses a survey done that shows the top fears of Americans for this year. Here they are: Corruption of government officials (same top fear as 2015) — 60.6% Terrorist attacks — 41% Not having enough money for the future — 39.9% Being a victim of terror — 38.5% Government restrictions on firearms and ammunition — 38.5% People I love dying — 38.1% Economic or financial collapse — 37.5% Identity theft — 37.1% People I love becoming seriously ill — 35.9% The Affordable Health Care Act/”Obamacare” — 35.5% What I found most interesting … Read more

Most Americans Significantly Behind on Saving For Retirement

In a recent USA Today article, referencing a study done by the Employee Benefits Research Institute, said that: There’s a substantial gulf between the amount of money Americans have actually saved for retirement and what they might need to last throughout their golden years. Nearly three in five people surveyed in a recent study from the Employee Benefits Research Institute had saved $25,000 or less for their retirement, with more than a quarter having saved less than $1,000. Yet plenty of financial experts think you’ll need $1 million, $2 million, or even more in order to sustain the lifestyle you … Read more