Tag: TSP

Consider All Options Before Leaving For The Private Sector

Filed in Headlines, News by on August 27, 2015 Comments

Is it worth moving from your job with the federal government to one with the private sector? While there are many variables to consider, the author looks at the financial considerations by way of an example with some hypothetical salary figures.

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Federal Retirement Facts and Myths: Do You Know the Difference?

Filed in Headlines, News by on August 26, 2015 Comments

The author says there are a lot of myths and misconceptions regarding the federal retirement system and benefits for federal workers. He provides an example he recently saw firsthand when providing financial advice to a couple of long time federal employees.

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Stocks Tanked This Week; Will You Sell Your TSP Stock Funds?

Filed in News by on August 22, 2015 Comments

The stock market is down in August and has gone down faster in the last week. What will you do with your TSP investments in stock funds?

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How to Maximize Your Federal Benefits for Your Family After Your Death

Filed in News by on August 18, 2015 Comments

The issue of our own mortality is not one we like to think about or discuss with our loved ones. However, it is necessary for proper planning for the future, especially when it comes to matters of personal finance. The author discusses how to maximize some of your most important benefits as a federal employee in the event of your death.

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Changing the TSP: Who Will Pay for More Investment Options?

Filed in News by on August 17, 2015 Comments

The TSP is moving ahead with adding a mutual fund window to the TSP. What is behind the change in approach, and who will pay for the new funds?

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Lack of Legal Protections Threaten Federal Employees’ Retirement Savings

Filed in News by on August 17, 2015 Comments

Are the funds inside of your TSP account being put in jeopardy by financial advisors who aren’t looking out for your best interests? This matter was discussed at a Department of Labor hearing last week on a proposed rule change governing the conduct of financial advisors.

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5 Facts About TSP Withdrawals

Filed in News by on August 16, 2015 Comments

There are lots of TSP withdrawal options to choose from, some of them more complicated than others, and if you make the wrong choice you may not be able to fix it. The author outlines five commonly misunderstood facts about TSP withdrawals.

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8 Milestone Ages for Federal Employee Retirement Planning

Filed in News by on August 12, 2015 Comments

When it comes to preparing for retirement, there are eight ages that every Federal employee should know about. The author lists each of these ages and what federal employees must know about them as they plan for their futures.

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