Carol Schmidlin

Carol Schmidlin is the President of Franklin Planning and has been advising clients on how to grow and preserve their wealth for 20 years. In addition to her financial planning practice, she is the founder of FedSavvy® Educational Solutions, which provides Financial and Retirement Literacy Programs for Federal Employees. Follow FedSavvy® Educational Solutions on Facebook for the most up to date information. Contact Carol at (856) 401-1101 or visit FranklinPlanning.com.

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Determining Taxes on Roth IRA and Roth TSP Distributions

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Determining Taxes on Roth IRA and Roth TSP Distributions

Taking IRA and TSP distributions tax free can reap big savings, and with the recent tax law changes, savings opportunities may be even better.

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The Need for Tax-Efficient Retirement Strategies

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The Need for Tax-Efficient Retirement Strategies

Have you thought about what your tax bill may be at retirement? These are some strategies available to federal employees to offset a future tax burden.

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5 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Financial House

By on April 5, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
5 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Financial House

What is your plan for retirement? The author lists some tips to help you make sure you are on the right track.

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Don’t Let Your Emotions Take Control of Sound Financial Planning

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Don’t Let Your Emotions Take Control of Sound Financial Planning

Volatility in the stock market has been increasing. How can you avoid letting your emotions get in the way of your retirement plans?

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Happy 20th Anniversary Roth IRA!

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Happy 20th Anniversary Roth IRA!

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Roth IRA. Here is some information about how it can help you prepare for your retirement.

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Driving Your Retirement: The Gas, Brake and Steering Wheel Analogy

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Driving Your Retirement: The Gas, Brake and Steering Wheel Analogy

When it comes to your retirement, are you headed in the right direction? The author provides an analogy to illustrate.

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How Much Income Will I Need in Retirement?

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How Much Income Will I Need in Retirement?

Many people haven’t given much thought to how much income they will need in retirement. These are some tips on how to help you with your planning.

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Tips to Avoid These 9 Costly TSP Mistakes: Part 2

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Tips to Avoid These 9 Costly TSP Mistakes: Part 2

In the second of two articles, the author highlights some common costly mistakes federal employees are prone to making with their TSP accounts.

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Tips to Avoid These 9 Costly TSP Mistakes: Part 1

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Tips to Avoid These 9 Costly TSP Mistakes: Part 1

Are you making these mistakes with managing your TSP account? The author highlights some common problems and how to avoid them.

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TSP – How Wide Is Your Road?

By on April 3, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
TSP – How Wide Is Your Road?

The author describes the importance of risk as it relates to your TSP portfolio and provides some hypothetical examples to illustrate the potential impact to your investments.

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