MaxiFi software incorporates all your financial data to create a highly detailed lifetime financial plan
Shows you the fixed and discretionary spending level you can sustain for life based on your current and expected resources
Provides a savings and life insurance coverage plan for protecting and maintaining that spending level
Optimizes your plan to show you ways to get the most out of Social Security and your retirement accounts
Incorporates detailed Federal, State and FICA tax calculations as well as Social Security benefits and Medicare Part B premiums
Powerful Monte Carlo analysis allows you to assess risk and reward of different investment strategies and spending behavior
Provides insight into career choices, housing decisions, retirement planning and other financial decisions at any age and stage

Your Base Plan

A complete lifetime roadmap for your income, spending, savings and life insurance needs

Once you have input your data, the software will present your Base Plan—a complete lifetime roadmap for your income, spending, savings and life insurance needs.

You can return to this Base Plan at any time to update with new information or expectations, or to see how your plan is impacted when trying to make life-changing decisions—whether to take a new job, when to buy a new home—or everyday decisions like how much to budget for groceries or entertainment.

Minimal, easy online data entry:

  • Current and expected earnings
  • Account balances for savings, checking, investment, and retirement accounts
  • Expected contributions to retirement accounts—your contributions and your employers’ contributions
  • Account balances and expected withdrawals for 529 Education Savings Accounts
  • Pensions
  • Social Security covered earnings and current benefits (if any)
  • Primary and vacation home expenses (rent, mortgage, condo fees, etc.)
  • Real estate holdings, receipts, and expenses
  • Other expected major expenses or receipts

Clear, detailed and comprehensive reports:

  • Lifetime Balance Sheet showing Projected Lifetime Income and Projected Lifetime Spending
  • Annual income
  • Annual spending—fixed and discretionary
  • Annual suggested savings and withdrawals from non-retirement accounts (stocks, bonds, mutual funds)
  • Annual suggested withdrawals from retirement accounts
  • Annual cash flow for income for each spouse if married
  • Annual household net worth
  • Annual taxes – Federal, State and FICA
  • Annual Social Security benefits

Adjust and re-run your plan as often as you'd like

Export as PDF or Excel

MaxiFi screen showing Base Plan Lifetime Balance Sheet results
MaxiFi screen showing Base Plan Annual Saving and Withdrawals chart
MaxiFi screen showing $380,801 in increased lifetime spending using the maximized plan

Your Maximized Plan

Maximize your Base Plan to find ways to safely raise your annual discretionary spending

Once you’ve created your Base Plan, MaxiFi's optimization engine can analyze thousands of scenarios to find ways to safely raise your annual discretionary spending—potentially increasing it by hundreds of thousands of dollars over your lifetime.

  • Finds the best Social Security filing strategy to get the highest benefits for you and your spouse
  • Calculates tax efficient retirement account withdrawal start dates
  • Shows tax efficient Roth versus non-Roth withdrawals
  • Shows the effects of annuitizing all or part of your retirement accounts

Your Budget Tracker

Stay on track with your plan's spending and saving targets

When you're happy with your Base Plan, create a budget for the year with a few clicks. MaxiFi's Budget Tracker tool helps you keep on track to meet the key spending and savings numbers in your plan. It also allows you to make sure your income expectations for the year match your actual income.

  • Set and update income, fixed spending, and savings targets for the year automatically from your Base Plan
  • Create spending target categories based on a typical household budget or create your own
  • Easily view and update your progress throughout the year at any time from any device
  • Export your budget and your transactions data to Excel at any time
MaxiFi screen showing tracking of various income and spending categories

Living Standard Monte Carlo®

Manage Your Living Standard Risk

MaxiFi's Living Standard Monte Carlo® simulations show how different investment strategies and spending behaviors impact your bottom line – your living standard.

MaxiFi has two ways to run Living Standard Monte Carlo to help you balance living standard risk and return:

Upside Investing is very simple. You tell MaxiFi about your current and future stock investments and when you'll exit the market. It then builds a base living standard floor assuming all other investments are safe and that your stocks lose all value. As you exit the market, MaxiFi raises your living standard floor based on the simulated amount of stocks that have been converted to safe assets.

Full Risk Investing assumes you spend each year out of all your assets — safe and risky. You tell MaxiFi how you will invest through time and how aggressively you'll spend. This lets you spend more in early years based on the presumption your risky assets will pay off.

Learn More: How Living Standard Monte Carlo® Works

MaxiFi screen showing Upside Investing trajectories staying at floor level until 2033 and then gradually increasing and diverging
MaxiFi screen showing 5 representative trajectories for Full Risk investing each charting a different lifetime spending path

Our Calculations

MaxiFi puts the most powerful, accurate financial planning approach into your hands

Based on years of research and fine-tuning, MaxiFi’s Economic Security Computation Engine puts the most powerful, accurate financial planning approach into your hands. Find out what makes our software smarter and better. Our engine makes highly detailed annual Federal and State tax calculations and considers the full range of Social Security benefits.

We allow you control over dozens of settings so you can model different maximum ages, inflation rates, changes to Social Security benefits or tax rates, and many others.

Tax Considerations

  • Includes SECURE Act 2020 rules for Required Minimum Withdraws
  • Fully updated with Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 changes
  • Federal income taxes
  • FICA taxes
  • State income taxes
  • The Alternative Minimum Tax
  • Itemization decision
  • Tax credits
  • Deductions and exemptions
  • Capital gains and dividends
  • State-specific schedules
  • Social Security benefit taxation
  • Federal bracket indexation
  • Capital gains on home sales
  • Municipal bond preference
  • Self-employment tax

Social Security Benefits

  • Retirement benefits
  • Spousal and divorced spousal benefits
  • Child-in-care spousal benefits
  • Widow(er) and divorced widow(er) benefits
  • Mother (father) benefits
  • Child and disabled child benefits
  • Child survivor benefits

Social Security Rules and Provisions

  • New Social Security law grandfathering rules
  • Early benefit reductions
  • Delayed retirement credits
  • Deeming
  • The earnings test
  • Adjustment of the reduction factor
  • Re-computation of benefits
  • Family benefit maximum
  • Disabled family benefit maximum
  • RIB-LIM formula
  • Windfall Elimination Provision
  • Government Pension Offset

Getting Started is Easy

  • It’s all online—No software to download or install
  • Runs on computers, tablets, and smart phones
  • Minimal, user-friendly data entry
  • Helpful, responsive customer support
  • Safe and secure