Have You Forgotten About the Roth TSP?

Filed in Headlines, News by on March 29, 2015 Comments

With all the talk about the TSP possibly opening up a mutual fund window and expanding withdrawal options, you may have forgotten that the TSP also offers a Roth option. The author describes the basics of how the Roth option works to help you decide if it is right for your situation.

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Are You Successful In Your Job? It All Depends On Your Evidence of Success!

Filed in Headlines, News by on March 27, 2015 Comments

When you fail to define the specific evidence of your success, it’s practically impossible to ever get there. So how do you create this evidence? The author provides some suggestions.

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May 100% Official Time for Union Officials be a Per Se Statutory Violation?

Filed in Headlines, News by on March 26, 2015 Comments

Most federal sector union locals operate on a no cost to them basis. The author asks if it is time for agencies to look at what employees on 100% official time are doing with that time.

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TSP Releases New Fund Information Sheets

Filed in Headlines, News by on March 26, 2015 Comments

The TSP has updated the fund information sheets to include the latest available data from 2014. The author provides a quick analysis of the fresh data.

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Gaming Social Security

Filed in Headlines, News by on March 25, 2015 Comments

Retirees are trying to improve their return on their past Social Security contributions. The author describes why any success that they have at doing this will come at the expense of Social Security’s long term solvency.

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Federal Employees Collectively Owe Over $3.5 Billion in Taxes

Filed in Headlines, News by on March 24, 2015 Comments

A new report from the IRS shows that current and former federal employees collectively owe $3,539,203,480 in unpaid taxes as of the end of FY 2014.

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Will a New Budget Cut G Fund Interest Rates?

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Will budget negotiations for fiscal year 2016 negatively impact the Thrift Savings Plan used by federal employees for their future retirement? One proposed change could impact the value of participants’ investments in the G Fund.

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Spring Break Without Breaking the Bank: Travel Deals for Families

Filed in News by on March 23, 2015 Comments

If you are a federal worker or another employee struggling to find spring break deals, this list of resources and tips can help you find a more affordable spring break getaway this year.

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