The 'Projected Investment Value at End of Plan' number on the main screen is much smaller than what I see for my projected investment balances in the Cash Flow Projections section when I look at the final year of projections. Why is that?
The value for 'Projected Investment Value at End of Plan' is always in today's dollars, which means inflation has been stripped out so you can see this figure in "real" dollars" or "today's dollars." However, you are able to turn off the inflation adjustment for cash flow projections where we show the values year by year. This means the year-by-year projections in the Cash Flow Projections section can be in future dollars, while the value for 'Projected Investment Value at End of Plan' on the Home screen is in today's dollars. You can see the setting for turning off today's dollars for cash flow projections below.