Where in the World is ESPlanner Basic?

BY Paul Solman  August 29, 2012 at 9:59 AM EST

ESPlanner Basic
A view of ESPlanner Basic.

Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page. Here is today’s query:

Name: Ervin

Question: You’re a lone beacon of hope (intelligence) on TV. Keep it up. I can’t find your free ESPlanner for Social Security. Can you help me?

Making Sense

Paul Solman: Well, with an buildup like that, how can I not try to help? You’re not the first to be challenged by the placement of ESPlanner Basic on Making Sense. It used to be linked via “Resources” at the top left of the page. But no longer, it seems. So you can go to basic.esplanner.com or click on a Business Desk post and then keep looking on the right under “Paul’s Business Resources,” where ESPlanner should again appear, in the words of Bob Hilliard, to the tune of Burt Bacharach, as sung by Chuck Jackson: any day now. [Note: ESPlanner Basic has now been relinked.]

A tease: Larry Kotlikoff and I are committed to a Making Sense version of the software that should make it even easier, perhaps more instructive and almost surely more entertaining to use. We’ll keep readers posted.

As usual, look for a second post early this afternoon. But please don’t blame us if events or technology make that impossible. Meanwhile, let it be known that this entry is cross-posted on the Making Sen$e page, where correspondent Paul Solman answers your economic and business questions