Tag: Retirement

Seeking Solace in a Down Market: Advice for TSP Investors from an Expert

Filed in News by on August 9, 2011 Comments

The last few days have been tense ones in the stock market. What’s an investor to do? FedSmith.com talked to investment expert Rob Morgan for ideas.

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FERS After 25 Years

Filed in News by on August 7, 2011 Comments

FERS is now the retirement plan for most federal employees. It is now 25 years old and the plan significantly changed the federal retirement system. Here are the changes it wrought and how the plan looks after having been in operation since 1987.

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Winning the Lottery Is NOT a Retirement Plan – Part 2

Filed in News by on August 4, 2011 Comments

Winning the lottery just may be the key to a successful retirement, depending on how you define “lottery.”

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The High-Five Average Salary

Filed in News by on July 26, 2011 Comments

There is a great deal of interest in the high-5 calculation for federal retirement. Is it really going to happen? When will it take effect? How will it work? Is there some way I can estimate “right now” how much difference it will make?

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Retirement: Planning the Rest of Your Life

Filed in News by on July 20, 2011 Comments

It’s up to federal employees to take full advantage of the retirement benefits offered to them. The best way to ensure your golden years are indeed golden is to plan right now.

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The “Debt Issuance Suspension Period” and $186 Billion of Your Retirement and TSP Funds

Filed in News by on July 18, 2011 Comments

How much money have federal retirement funds contributed to help the government continue to operate? About $186 billion.

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Using the CSRS Voluntary Contribution Program to Max-Fund a Roth IRA

Filed in News by on July 12, 2011 Comments

Do you make “too much money” to qualify for a Roth IRA? CSRS and CSRS Offset federal employees have a unique benefit that can be used max-fund a Roth IRA.

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GAO: Ensuring Income Throughout Retirement Requires Difficult Choices

Filed in News by on July 1, 2011 Comments

GAO was asked to review strategies that experts recommend retirees employ to ensure income throughout retirement, choices retirees have made for managing their pension and financial assets for generating income, and policy options available to ensure income throughout retirement and their advantages and disadvantages.

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