Cooper Mitchell

Cooper Mitchell is an Investment Advisor Representative for Dane Financial, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor, as well as a licensed insurance agent for Dane Advisory Group, LLC. He welcomes questions from federal employees on retirement matters. You can find out more about him and his company at his website, fedretirementplanning.com. Dane Financial, LLC and Dane Advisory Group, LLC are affiliated companies.

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10 Awful TSP No-Nos You Should Avoid

By on October 16, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
10 Awful TSP No-Nos You Should Avoid

The Thrift Savings Plan will most likely be the largest income producing asset that you own when you reach retirement. However, the author points out that there are some big mistakes you can make with your TSP account, and many federal employees make them without even realizing it.

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How Do the TSP’s Low Fees Help You?

By on June 23, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How Do the TSP’s Low Fees Help You?

The Thrift Savings Plan has some of the lowest fees of any retirement savings plan. What do federal employees gain (or lose) by having these low fees?

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Special Supplement for Federal Employees Under FERS

By on April 27, 2016 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

What is a “bridge” payment, and how can it help federal employees under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)?

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The Biggest Federal Employee Retirement Mistake

By on April 6, 2016 in Retirement with 0 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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Top 5 Tips for Young Federal Employees

By on March 22, 2016 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

The author lists five tips for federal employees who are at an earlier stage in their career to help them build wealth over the course of their careers to prosper in retirement.

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The True Cost of the G Fund

By on March 8, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments

The G Fund is one of the most popular funds among TSP participants, however, as the author notes, there is a lesser known risk associated with having too much of one’s retirement savings inside of the G Fund that many federal employees are likely to overlook.

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Volatility in the TSP Funds

By on February 16, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

With the stock market dropping, have you started to panic? The recent volatility has left many federal employees worried about their Thrift Savings Plan holdings. The author explains what causes market volatility and what federal employees should consider doing when the stock market heads south as it has done recently.

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Roth TSP vs. Roth IRA Showdown

By on January 7, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Roth TSP vs. Roth IRA Showdown

The Roth TSP and the Roth IRA share many similarities, however, they are not the same thing. The author describes some of the similarities and differences federal employees should be aware of as they look at how each one fits into their retirement savings plans.

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What Qualifies for a TSP Financial Hardship Withdrawal?

By on December 29, 2015 in Retirement with 0 Comments
What Qualifies for a TSP Financial Hardship Withdrawal?

What are the requirements and consequences one must take into account to make a Financial Hardship Withdrawal from your TSP account? The author outlines the basic guidelines.

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