Carol Schmidlin is the President of Franklin Planning and has been advising clients on how to grow and preserve their wealth for 20 years. In addition to her financial planning practice, she is the founder of FedSavvy® Educational Solutions, which provides Financial and Retirement Literacy Programs for Federal Employees. Follow FedSavvy® Educational Solutions on Facebook for the most up to date information. Contact Carol at (856) 401-1101 or visit FranklinPlanning.com.
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Congress recently introduced a new type of account for young, disabled individuals; the Achieving a Better Life Experience account, or ABLE account for short. The author describes how these accounts work for saving money for an individual with special needs.
Are you on the cusp of retirement? These are some tips to keep in mind as you plan this next phase of your life.
Changing your TSP contribution election to add the Roth option can be a little tricky. If done wrong, this could cause a FERS participant to lose out on thousands of dollars. The author explains by way of a real life example how this can happen and how to avoid making the mistake yourself.
Spring Cleaning is basically just trimming away the excess, updating, and even evolving. It’s a great idea to do this with many areas of your life, including your retirement portfolio. The authors outline three simple steps you can take to put your spring cleaning plan for your retirement savings into action.
While supporters of President Obama’s 2016 Fiscal Budget say the budget will make it easier to save for retirement, the proposal is giving mixed messages when it comes to retirement planning. The author highlights eight budget provisions that would have a negative impact on many retirement accounts.
Long-time federal workers under CSRS have a unique opportunity for tax-free retirement income. The author describes how CSRS federal employees can contribute to the little-known Voluntary Contribution Program to overcome some of the major contribution limitations with IRAs.
The author says that the Thrift Savings Plan board members are recognizing that plan participants want more flexibility in making withdrawals in retirement. She says this is a step in the right direction and will likely lead to positive changes for the TSP in the future.