Tag: TSP

Opening Up Mutual Fund Investment to TSP Investors

Filed in News by on January 22, 2015 Comments

Some TSP investors would like to have more investment options. Others like the TSP the way it is now constructed. Changes are already under serious consideration.

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Constructing a Retirement Income Plan

Filed in News by on January 20, 2015 Comments

There are many factors to consider when constructing a strategy for retirement. Through the use of detailed examples, the author outlines some of the most crucial sources of income federal employees are most likely to have in retirement which they need to take into account when devising their own retirement income plans.

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Taxes Federal Employees Will Face in Retirement

Filed in News by on January 13, 2015 Comments

When a federal employee has retired, income taxes do not go away, they just change somewhat. Federal pensions, Social Security and distributions from the Thrift Savings Plan are all taxable to some extent. These are some taxes you can expect to incur in 2015 as a retired federal employee.

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Rolling Over Your TSP: What You Should Consider Before Taking Action

Filed in News by on January 12, 2015 Comments

Should a federal employee who is retiring withdraw money from the Thrift Savings Plan? An individual may have good reasons for doing so but before taking action, understanding the cost of alternative investments is necessary in order to make an informed decision.

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Maximizing Retirement Benefits and Perks for Federal Employees

Filed in News by on January 6, 2015 Comments

Whether you are planning to retire soon or well into the future, you need to understand the retirement system and its benefits. The author provides an overview of the general eligibility requirements under FERS and also lists discounts available to federal employees and retirees.

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Most TSP Funds Up in 2014

Filed in News by on January 3, 2015 Comments

All of the TSP funds with the exception of the I fund were up in 2014 although December was a down month for some of the funds. The best fund for investors in 2014 was the C fund.

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The Best of 2014

Filed in News by on December 29, 2014 Comments

What were the most popular articles on FedSmith.com in 2014? From the 2015 COLA to a 1% pay raise next year, here are the articles you read the most.

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The Thrift Savings Plan of the Future

Filed in News by on December 18, 2014 Comments

The author says that the Thrift Savings Plan board members are recognizing that plan participants want more flexibility in making withdrawals in retirement. She says this is a step in the right direction and will likely lead to positive changes for the TSP in the future.

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