Tag: TSP

All TSP Funds Post Positive Returns in April

Filed in Headlines, News by on May 2, 2016 Comments

All TSP funds had positive returns in April. Several funds are still have negative returns for the past twelve months.

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What’s the Real Value of a TSP and FERS Annuity?

Filed in News by on April 13, 2016 Comments

The majority of federal employees will not retire with a million dollars or more in their Thrift Savings Plan. However, the author notes that the potential exists for federal workers to generate retirement income equivalent to that of having a TSP portfolio of over $1 million using other benefits available to them.

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The Biggest Federal Employee Retirement Mistake

Filed in News by on April 6, 2016 Comments

The author describes what he believes to be the single biggest mistake he sees federal employees make when it comes to planning for retirement. But the good news is that with a little planning, it can be corrected.

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The Possibility of A Super Saver TSP Program: More Detail on How the System Works

Filed in News by on April 6, 2016 Comments

Is a “Super Saver” Thrift Savings Plan program a future possibility for TSP investors? The author of a recent FedSmith article advocates a change and also clarifies and expands upon statements in response to observations on the article from an expert at the FRTIB.

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Will There be a Super Saver TSP Program in Your Future?

Filed in News by on April 3, 2016 Comments

The author describes a retirement savings benefit outlined in the tax code that can dramatically boost one’s ability to save for retirement. What is the likelihood of this benefit also being made available to federal employees who invest in the Thrift Savings Plan?

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Returning to 1933? How Are Your TSP Funds Performing in 2016?

Filed in News by on April 1, 2016 Comments

The stock market made its biggest quarterly comeback since 1933 according to one recent headline. How did your TSP stock funds do in March?

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IRS Reminds Retirees of April 1 Deadline to Begin Required Retirement Plan Distributions

Filed in News by on March 29, 2016 Comments

The Internal Revenue Service said in a statement Monday that taxpayers who turned 70½ during 2015 must start receiving required minimum distributions (RMDs) in most cases from Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and workplace retirement plans by Friday, April 1, 2016.

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What Should Your Surviving Spouse Do About Your Work-Related Benefits When You Die?

Filed in News by on March 28, 2016 Comments

If you are the spouse of a federal employee who has passed away, what do you need to do with regards to the benefits? And if you are a federal employee, what should you do to make sure your spouse is prepared if you die? This is a list of steps to take should this unfortunate event take place.

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