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Its Good to be a Federal Employee: Investing Advantages as Stocks Rise

By on December 1, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Its Good to be a Federal Employee: Investing Advantages as Stocks Rise

TSP stock funds were up in November. One fund is now up more than 14% for the year. Bond yields are also up. Here is why the market jumped and a big investing advantage for federal employees seeking to preserve their money if inflation recurs with faster economic growth.

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Federal Retirees: Don’t Get Bitten by the Estimated Tax Penalty

By on November 21, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Federal Retirees: Don’t Get Bitten by the Estimated Tax Penalty

New retirees are prone to getting caught by the estimated tax penalty, or ETP. Here are some tips on how federal retirees can avoid getting hit with extra taxes and penalties under this rule.

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Required Minimum Distributions and Your TSP

By on November 8, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Required Minimum Distributions and Your TSP

The Thrift Savings Plan requires that participants who are 70.5 or older take required minimum distributions each year. Here is how this works.

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Elections and the Stock Market: All TSP Stock Funds Down in October

By on November 1, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Elections and the Stock Market: All TSP Stock Funds Down in October

Does the stock market predict the results of a presidential election? The TSP stock funds were down in October.

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TSP Annual Contribution Limit Unchanged for 2017

By on October 30, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
TSP Annual Contribution Limit Unchanged for 2017

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the annual contribution limit for the Thrift Savings Plan will remain at $18,000 per year.

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5 Financial Pillars for Young Federal Employees to Build Upon

By on October 26, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
5 Financial Pillars for Young Federal Employees to Build Upon

The earlier you start saving for retirement, the better off you will be financially when you finally get there. Here are some tips for younger federal employees to help them build a stronger financial base for the future.

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TSP Offering Help for Hurricane Matthew Victims

By on October 26, 2016 in Current Events, Human Resources with 0 Comments

The Thrift Savings Plan announced this week that it is making a temporary rule change to help victims of Hurricane Matthew.

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10 Awful TSP No-Nos You Should Avoid

By on October 16, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
10 Awful TSP No-Nos You Should Avoid

The Thrift Savings Plan will most likely be the largest income producing asset that you own when you reach retirement. However, the author points out that there are some big mistakes you can make with your TSP account, and many federal employees make them without even realizing it.

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Tips to Retire Successfully as a Federal Worker

  on October 5, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Federal employees need to know the best way to save and use the money from their Thrift Savings Plan accounts when planning for retirement. These are some basic tips.

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Improvement Plans for the Thrift Savings Plan

By on October 4, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Improvement Plans for the Thrift Savings Plan

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board recently released its five year strategic plan. The author highlights two goals from the plan and what they would mean for federal employees investing in the Thrift Savings Plan.

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