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The I Fund and Its Role in Your TSP Portfolio

By on January 18, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The I Fund and Its Role in Your TSP Portfolio

International stocks have been underperforming the American stock market in recent years which has led to cries from some in the financial sector to shun investing in foreign markets. Does this mean federal employees should avoid the I Fund? Here are some arguments from both sides of the debate.

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All TSP Funds Show Positive Returns for Federal Employees in 2016

By on January 3, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
All TSP Funds Show Positive Returns for Federal Employees in 2016

Which TSP funds performed the best in 2016? Here are the results for the year.

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Military Families Shunning Stocks

on December 29, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
It turns out many military families are avoiding the stock market when it comes to their retirement savings. One of the most popular investments being used is the TSP's G Fund.

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The Best of 2016

By on December 29, 2016 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
The Best of 2016

The FedSmith.com authors posted many articles in 2016 to keep our readers informed. These are some of our (and your) favorites.

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Staying In Your Lane: How To React To Changing Markets In The TSP

By on December 28, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Staying In Your Lane: How To React To Changing Markets In The TSP

In an election cycle, there are always unexpected changes. Many federal employees ask about making changes in their TSP to take advantage of the situation. The author provides some suggestions to help keep your retirement plan on track.

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Can I Withdraw Just Pretax Contributions From My TSP?

By on December 26, 2016 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Can I Withdraw Just Pretax Contributions From My TSP?

I have pretax contributions and Roth contributions in my TSP. Now that I have left federal service, can I start withdrawals of just the pretax money so the Roth balance can continue to grow?

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What You Should Know About the Thrift Savings Plan

on December 22, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The TSP offers a matching contribution from the government and some of the lowest fees you will find anywhere among investment programs.

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How TSP Investments Have Changed: 2009 – 2016

By on December 20, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How TSP Investments Have Changed: 2009 – 2016

The most popular Thrift Savings Plan funds change as the stock market goes up or down. Here is how investments in these funds has changed over the past few years.

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Protect Your Family with Important Estate Planning Documents

By on December 20, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Protect Your Family with Important Estate Planning Documents

Have you considered what would happen to your loved ones and to your assets after you pass away? Proper planning is important to ensure your wishes are carried out. Here is a list of important forms federal employees need to handle the beneficiary designations for their federal benefits.

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Why are TSP Annuities the Least Popular Withdrawal Choice?

By on December 19, 2016 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Why are TSP Annuities the Least Popular Withdrawal Choice?

FedSmith.com author John Grobe recently stated that TSP annuities are one of the least popular withdrawal choices for plan participants. One user wanted to know why this was the case. Here is his answer.

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