Tag: Retirement

How Should I Allocate My TSP?

Filed in News by on June 13, 2014

What is the best way to allocate the investments inside of your Thrift Savings Plan account? One financial advisor explains to a young investor what he considers to be the best strategy for building the most retirement savings over a working career.

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Legislation Proposes Social Security Enhancements

Filed in News by on June 11, 2014

Senators Mark Begich (D-AK) and Patty Murray (D-WA) have introduced legislation designed to strengthen the Social Security program in several ways.

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Your Minimum Retirement Age and How it Will Impact Your Federal Employee Annuity

Filed in News by on May 28, 2014

Under the Federal Employee Retirement System, there is an option for a federal employee to retire at the minimum retirement age with as little as 10 years of service. This option is commonly referred to as MRA+10, but OPM has another name which is equally descriptive: reduced.

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Going in the Wrong Direction

Filed in News by on May 27, 2014

Americans face a growing risk that they will outlive their savings during retirement. The author says that the proposals to address this risk are wrong.

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Military Personnel on Terminal Leave From the Military May Double Dip

Filed in News by on May 19, 2014

The general rule is one cannot draw two salaries from the federal government, but there is a special exception for military personnel who are getting off active duty.

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Drawbacks to Marco Rubio’s Social Security Proposals

Filed in News by on May 15, 2014

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) outlined a number of reforms for Social Security in a speech this week. The author says that while well intentioned, Rubio’s proposals would actually make Social Security less solvent.

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Planning for Short Term Cash Flow After Retirement

Filed in News by on May 14, 2014

Most federal employees know they should look at their long-term financial plan when considering retirement. Once the long-term plan is set, the next thing to account for is short-term cash flow right after retirement. In order to do that, it is important to understand the various sources of income that will be involved in the first year. Here is an overview of some of the key potential income sources you will have in retirement.

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Rubio Proposes Opening TSP to Private Sector Workers

Filed in News by on May 13, 2014

In a speech at the National Press Club today, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) offered several retirement reform proposals, one of which was opening the Thrift Savings Plan up to private sector workers.

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