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Title: Help me name my Retirement Calculator
Post by: bo_knows on June 26, 2013, 05:47:38 AM
Any of you that are on the FinancialIndependence subreddit will see an identical post to this.

I've been dropping hints the last few weeks that I've been reverse-engineering Firecalc, as to add more features to it (and continue doing so, at user requests).  I'm about to the point where I want to ask people to "beta" test it out, but I have no freakin' clue what to name this thing.

I'm partial to using the word "Simulation" "Simulator" or "Sim" in it somewhere, but it doesn't have to be.

I figured I'd commission some of the more creative minds in one of my favorite forums for some ideas.  I'll toss around some "beta" invites to my favorite ones in the coming weeks whenever I actually kick it off (assuming life doesn't get in the way).

So mustachians, what would you name a new Retirement Calculator?  For reference, here is a list of most of the ones on the net now: http://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Retirement_calculators_and_spending (http://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Retirement_calculators_and_spending)
Title: Re: Help me name my Retirement Calculator
Post by: matchewed on June 26, 2013, 07:48:01 AM
bo_knows Retirement
Title: Re: Help me name my Retirement Calculator
Post by: Spudd on June 26, 2013, 07:51:45 AM
Countdown to Freedom (or Freedom Countdown)
RetireMe
Title: Re: Help me name my Retirement Calculator
Post by: bo_knows on June 26, 2013, 08:03:15 AM
bo_knows Retirement

Scumbag bo_knows. Says he knows retirement, isn't retired.
Title: Re: Help me name my Retirement Calculator
Post by: MorningCoffee on June 26, 2013, 08:25:00 AM
Retirement Number Cruncher?
Freedom Simulator?
Eretire?
Retirement Totalizer?

Can't wait to see your new calculator!
Title: Re: Help me name my Retirement Calculator
Post by: pom on June 26, 2013, 09:10:54 AM
FU Money Simulator but maybe Chase will not want to advertize on your page.

FI Simulator

I like Freedom Simulator


Title: Re: Help me name my Retirement Calculator
Post by: Eric on June 26, 2013, 10:01:19 AM
bo_knows Retirement

Oooooh!  I like that one!
Title: Re: Help me name my Retirement Calculator
Post by: footenote on June 26, 2013, 10:11:03 AM
Who is your target audience(s)? Do you want to stand out from the dozens of calculators with "retirement" in their name?
Title: Re: Help me name my Retirement Calculator
Post by: SunshineGirl on June 26, 2013, 10:14:02 AM
I like Retirement Number Cruncher.

I tried to look at it from the perspective of what would I click on if I saw the name on a search.
Title: Re: Help me name my Retirement Calculator
Post by: arebelspy on June 26, 2013, 10:41:43 AM
I have no real ideas for names, but just want to say I'm very excited about this project.  GO BO KNOWS!
Title: Re: Help me name my Retirement Calculator
Post by: bo_knows on June 26, 2013, 11:39:21 AM
Who is your target audience(s)? Do you want to stand out from the dozens of calculators with "retirement" in their name?

I don't have a target audience necessarily.  I just wanted to improve the features of Firecalc.   Since I started this thread, I'm leaning toward focusing on the fact that I'll be constantly soliciting ideas for new features.  "Crowdsourced Retirement Number Cruncher"?
Title: Re: Help me name my Retirement Calculator
Post by: footenote on June 26, 2013, 01:00:27 PM
I love that you have continuous feedback and improvement in mind. That calls to mind something like "Your" or "Our" in the name to make your users to feel included in the on-going development of features. "Beta" works well in that regard, too.

Title: Re: Help me name my Retirement Calculator
Post by: yolfer on June 26, 2013, 03:36:13 PM
"Falcon"

It's a mashup of some of the letters in FIREcalc, and falcons are badass.
Title: Re: Help me name my Retirement Calculator
Post by: Spork on June 26, 2013, 03:41:07 PM
Are you taking feature suggestions?  :)

I'd like a machine usable interface.  I've built one on top of firecalc with some web scraping... but a REST (or some simple XML) interface would be teh awesome.
Title: Re: Help me name my Retirement Calculator
Post by: footenote on June 26, 2013, 03:48:29 PM
I love "falcon."

And an API would rock the retirement calculator scene. The mind boggles....
Title: Re: Help me name my Retirement Calculator
Post by: bo_knows on June 26, 2013, 06:34:02 PM
Are you taking feature suggestions?  :)

I'd like a machine usable interface.  I've built one on top of firecalc with some web scraping... but a REST (or some simple XML) interface would be teh awesome.

Ha, maybe somewhere down the line when I've refined some of the new features, I could release it as a RESTful service.  I'm sure that at some point the amount of features will start to make it unruly.
Title: Re: Help me name my Retirement Calculator
Post by: Daley on June 26, 2013, 06:43:20 PM
You should make the calculator look like a cute little bunny rabbit and name it George.

So I can hug him and pet him and squeeze him and and pat him and pet him and rub him and caress him and...

Can I still tend the rabbits, George?


(I may have been out too long in the sun today.)
Title: Re: Help me name my Retirement Calculator
Post by: Spork on June 27, 2013, 08:02:54 AM
Are you taking feature suggestions?  :)

I'd like a machine usable interface.  I've built one on top of firecalc with some web scraping... but a REST (or some simple XML) interface would be teh awesome.

Ha, maybe somewhere down the line when I've refined some of the new features, I could release it as a RESTful service.  I'm sure that at some point the amount of features will start to make it unruly.

If no API, I'd suggest at least making it scrapable.  In other words: make sure it still works in a fallback mode with no javascript.
Title: Re: Help me name my Retirement Calculator
Post by: Nords on July 02, 2013, 11:49:30 PM
I've been dropping hints the last few weeks that I've been reverse-engineering Firecalc, as to add more features to it (and continue doing so, at user requests).  I'm about to the point where I want to ask people to "beta" test it out, but I have no freakin' clue what to name this thing.
FIRECalc21?

You could go for the boring SEO approach and call it "Financial Independence Retirement Calculator".
Title: Re: Help me name my Retirement Calculator
Post by: SnackDog on July 03, 2013, 12:25:04 AM
Phoenix
Title: Re: Help me name my Retirement Calculator
Post by: grantmeaname on July 03, 2013, 09:35:54 AM
How about the "Holy shit, all I have to do is stop buying Big Macs and Escalades and I can have another twenty years of free time to ride bikes-calculator"?
Title: Re: Help me name my Retirement Calculator
Post by: brewer12345 on July 03, 2013, 09:37:15 AM
I've been dropping hints the last few weeks that I've been reverse-engineering Firecalc, as to add more features to it (and continue doing so, at user requests).  I'm about to the point where I want to ask people to "beta" test it out, but I have no freakin' clue what to name this thing.
FIRECalc21?

You could go for the boring SEO approach and call it "Financial Independence Retirement Calculator".

How about "Financial Independence Retirement Estimator?"  Conveniently acronyms as FIRE.
Title: Re: Help me name my Retirement Calculator
Post by: arebelspy on July 03, 2013, 10:01:19 AM
Why not brainstorm other cool words like fire (see: falcon suggestion above) and just backronym (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backronym) it to something useful?
Title: Re: Help me name my Retirement Calculator
Post by: yolfer on July 08, 2013, 03:56:43 PM
Why not brainstorm other cool words like fire (see: falcon suggestion above) and just backronym (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backronym) it to something useful?

Finally, A Legitimate Calculator On the 'Net!
Title: Re: Help me name my Retirement Calculator
Post by: Nords on July 08, 2013, 04:18:12 PM
I've been dropping hints the last few weeks that I've been reverse-engineering Firecalc, as to add more features to it (and continue doing so, at user requests).  I'm about to the point where I want to ask people to "beta" test it out, but I have no freakin' clue what to name this thing.
FIRECalc21?

You could go for the boring SEO approach and call it "Financial Independence Retirement Calculator".

How about "Financial Independence Retirement Estimator?"  Conveniently acronyms as FIRE.
Works for me!