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Will TSP Investors Panic and Sell?

Filed in News by on February 1, 2016 Comments

January 2016 was a bad month for TSP investors with money in the stock funds. But, while the stock market frequently goes down, it has always come back and rewarded investors with a longer investment horizon.

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Would the American Savings Act Impact the Thrift Savings Plan?

Filed in News by on January 31, 2016 Comments

The American Savings Act would create a new organization that may be popular with many Americans. How would creating such an organization impact the TSP?

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The TSP is Popular; Should a Similar Program Exist for Other Americans?

Filed in News by on January 28, 2016 Comments

The Thrift Savings Plan is one of the most popular benefits available to federal employees. Should a comparable program modeled after the TSP be set up for all Americans? One Senator from Oregon thinks so.

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13 Things You Should Know About Taxes and Federal Retirement

Filed in News by on January 28, 2016 Comments

Tax time is closer than you think. Here are 13 things you should know about taxes and your federal retirement.

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Trump, Sanders Top Reader Survey Among Presidential Candidates

Filed in News by on January 27, 2016 Comments

Donald Trump has increased his lead among readers as the favored Republican candidate, and Ted Cruz has moved up into 2nd place. Bernie Sanders still leads among the choice among Democratic candidates with a slight lead among respondents over Hillary Clinton.

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6 Steps to Starting a Side Business

Filed in News by on January 26, 2016 Comments

Some federal employees work on the side, sometimes with their own business. However, federal workers must be careful before starting a venture as feds may have more restrictions than some in private industry. These are some tips to help those who may be exploring the possibility of setting up their own side business.

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Will This Experimental Personnel System Impact Your Future Pay?

Filed in News by on January 26, 2016 Comments

There is widespread criticism of the federal pay system(s). The problem is no one has come up with a better model acceptable to many critics. Will this latest effort succeed? Here is a description of a new demonstration project on federal pay.

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Should the FEHB Be Required to Cover Speech-Generating Devices for the Hearing Impaired?

Filed in News by on January 25, 2016 Comments

A recent lawsuit unsuccessfully sought a ruling ordering OPM to require, rather than just encourage, FEHB insurers to cover certain equipment for the hearing impaired.

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