Tag: TSP

The Service Computation Date Comes in Five Flavors

Filed in News by on November 19, 2014

There are potentially five different service computation dates that are used to determine your benefits as a federal employee with which you should be familiar. The author provides details about each one.

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Wild Ride for Stocks in October

Filed in News by on November 4, 2014

Stocks went on a wild ride in October. The final result: The C fund is up 2.45%.

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Pay Taxes on the Seed, Not the Harvest

Filed in News by on October 13, 2014

One advantage federal employees have when saving for retirement is the Roth TSP. A Roth investment allows you to pay tax on the seed (the smaller, starting investment) and reap the bounties (the investment plus growth/interest) tax-free. The author explains more about how this works.

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TSP Funds Head Down in September

Filed in News by on October 2, 2014

September lived up to its reputation as the worst month of the year for stocks with all of the TSP stock funds, with the exception of the G fund, having a negative return for the month.

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Utilizing the TSP After Retirement

Filed in News by on September 16, 2014

What should you do with your TSP account after you retire? The author offers some advice and considerations for federal employees who have reached this milestone in their careers.

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IRS Can Now Collect Back Taxes From Federal Employees’ TSP Accounts

Filed in News by on September 11, 2014

If you are a federal employee with outstanding tax debts, you may find that money from your TSP account is garnished to make good on those debts.

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Why are the TSP L Funds Allocated so Differently Than Other Target Date Funds?

Filed in News by on September 8, 2014

The author offers an analysis of the L funds in the TSP as compared to other target date retirement funds offered by large brokerage companies. He points out the differences that federal employees should be aware of when investing in the TSP L funds.

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C Fund Up More than 4% in August

Filed in News by on September 3, 2014

All of the TSP funds had a positive return in August except for the I fund. The S fund came out on top with a return of 4.98%. Also see how investing in L funds in 2014 compared to investing in the underlying funds.

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