Retirement

The I Fund and Its Role in Your TSP Portfolio

By on January 18, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The I Fund and Its Role in Your TSP Portfolio

International stocks have been underperforming the American stock market in recent years which has led to cries from some in the financial sector to shun investing in foreign markets. Does this mean federal employees should avoid the I Fund? Here are some arguments from both sides of the debate.

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Buyouts and Early Outs

By on January 15, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Buyouts and Early Outs

The author provides some general information about early outs and buyouts along with questions federal employees should ask themselves if they are considering taking one of these.

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Financial Fitness: Your New Year’s Resolution

By on January 10, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Financial Fitness: Your New Year’s Resolution

For many people, the new year represents a fresh start. The author provides some suggestions on how to develop long lasting financial goals to put you on a path towards a comfortable retirement.

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What The Latest Social Security Numbers Mean to You

By on January 9, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
What The Latest Social Security Numbers Mean to You

The author suggests that the consequences of Social Security will arrive much sooner than the experts are predicting and says that we may actually have to repay the Trust Fund.

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OPM Reduces Retirement Backlog Nearly 6% in December

By on January 6, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM Reduces Retirement Backlog Nearly 6% in December

OPM made an almost 6% reduction in its backlog of outstanding retirement claims to close out 2016.

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Three Crucial Retirement Planning Tips for 2017

By on January 4, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Three Crucial Retirement Planning Tips for 2017

The start of a new year is often a time when we make plans for a better future. The author lists what she sees as the three most critical planning tips of a solid retirement plan for federal employees.

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Will Retiring in the Middle of December Lower My FERS Pension?

By on January 3, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Will Retiring in the Middle of December Lower My FERS Pension?

I understand that there is often a “best date” to retire to maximize one’s pension, but I want to retire in the middle of December 2017 to take my family on vacation. What effect will that have on my FERS pension?

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All TSP Funds Show Positive Returns for Federal Employees in 2016

By on January 3, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
All TSP Funds Show Positive Returns for Federal Employees in 2016

Which TSP funds performed the best in 2016? Here are the results for the year.

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Huge Changes Ahead for Military Retirement

on January 3, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The year ahead will prompt many of today’s 1.3 million active-duty service members to make a big decision about their retirement benefits: whether to preserve their place in the traditional military pension system or opt into a new "blended" benefits package.

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Military Families Shunning Stocks

on December 29, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
It turns out many military families are avoiding the stock market when it comes to their retirement savings. One of the most popular investments being used is the TSP's G Fund.

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