Run Monte Carlo Simulations.

Battle-test your plans against varying market conditions and build confidence in your chance of success.

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Monte carlo simulation for a financial plan with a good chance of success despite some market volatility and sequence risk

Gauge your chance of success

Wondering how soon you could achieve financial independence? If it's better to rent vs own? Or how fast to pay off your student loans? ProjectionLab can help you analyze the trade-offs and explore the full spectrum of possible outcomes.
Build a living model of your whole life's finances
See how every decision affects the big picture
Run Monte Carlo simulations
Reduce anxiety around your finances
Simulation results for a financial plan with a fair chance of success

Backtest on historical data

At times, simple assumptions can help you build out plans quickly and experiment with choices. But in the real world, you cannot expect fixed returns or inflation over time. You can use ProjectionLab to:
Backtest your plans against real historical data
Build your own Monte Carlo simulations with custom probability distributions
Table of monte carlo trials showing historical sequence of returns, and net worth at retirement and end of plan

Drill into each trial in detail

You can look deeply into each Monte Carlo trial to understand the potential impacts of specific return sequences.
Plot the metrics you care about
Analyze the sequence of returns
Visualize the effects on your milestones
Detailed view of a failed monte carlo trial, showing the historical sequence of investment returns, dividends, and inflation

Define your risk tolerance

ProjectionLab puts the control in your hands to customize the handling and presentation of simulation results based on your personal preferences.
Adjust how success rates are characterized
Define outcome categories as you see fit
Definition of success rates for your retirement plan and how they should be presented

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What People are Saying

Physician on FIRE
Physician on FIRE
@PhysicianOnFIRE
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Nonprofit Communications Director
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Jackie Scholl
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king_ollo
king_ollo
u/king_ollo
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Financial Coach
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Financial Analyst
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Jon Moore
@TheJMoore
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Mr. Money Mustache
Mr. Money Mustache
@mrmoneymustache
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Philip Taylor, CPA
@ptmoney
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@xavierelv
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Jack
VP of Operations
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Brooklyn, NY
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Ikhsan Rahardian
Dublin City, Ireland
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Jan 12, 2022
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Ashley Antkowiak
Entrepreneur and investor
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Shawn Sansom
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Rob Berger & Kevin Mercadante
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Jose Chatelet
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Dec 16, 2022
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Software Engineer
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Data Scientist
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James Bernsen
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The Mad Fientist
Brandon Ganch
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The FI Show
@TheFIShowGuys
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Nov 15, 2022
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Mark Stauber
@mark_stauber
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Apr 16, 2023
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Software Engineer
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Entrepeneur, San Francisco
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Engineer
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Steven Brown
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Nov 3, 2022

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