Jesse Black

Jesse Black is a financial advisor who specializes in assisting Federal Employees maximize their benefits. He is a Chartered Federal Employees Benefits Consultant and has over ten years industry experience. He has assisted thousands of people, assisted with benefit workshops and has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal about Federal Benefits.


Should You Always Roll Your TSP Over to an IRA?

By on November 18, 2015 in Q&A with 0 Comments

I am retiring next year and I read that federal employees should always roll their TSP accounts into an IRA because they have better investment and withdrawal options. What do you say?

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Is it Worth Working Longer to Get a Higher Pension?

By on August 13, 2015 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments

I am FERS employee with around 31 years of service and I was looking to retire next year at the age of 60. I was wondering though, is it worth hanging on until age 62 to get that slightly higher pension?

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8 Milestone Ages for Federal Employee Retirement Planning

By on August 12, 2015 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 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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Utilizing the TSP After Transitioning to Private Sector

By on June 23, 2015 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments

I’m considering resigning from my career with the Postal Service and working in the private sector. Can I leave my TSP funds in place after resigning, and I can make deposits and withdrawals thereafter?

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Federal Employee Group Life Insurance Options When You Retire

By on June 2, 2015 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments

What benefits are available to federal employees heading into retirement? The author details the options available to federal workers under the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance program (FEGLI) to help them prepare for a more secure and comfortable retirement.

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Can You Withdraw from the TSP at Age 55 Without Penalties?

By on April 29, 2015 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments

If someone retires early at age 55, can he take a huge withdrawal from his TSP account without any penalities?

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Federal Life Insurance Options While Employed

By on April 27, 2015 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The Federal Employee Group Life Insurance program (FEGLI) is the largest group life insurance program in the world, covering over 4 million federal employees, retirees, and their family members. The author outlines the four parts of FEGLI and also addresses the most frequently asked questions he receives about the program.

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Can I Transfer TSP Funds Into My VCP Account?

By on April 17, 2015 in Q&A with 0 Comments

Am I allowed to transfer funds from my TSP account into my Voluntary Contribution Program account?

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Can I Make a Withdrawal From the TSP the Same Year I Turn 55?

By on April 8, 2015 in Q&A with 0 Comments

You mentioned in a recent article that you can withdraw from the TSP the same year you turn 55 under certain circumstances. Based on when my birthday is, can I make a withdrawal in January of the year I turn 55?

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Can You Retire Before Age 59.5 Without Incurring TSP Penalties?

By on April 5, 2015 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

The author says that many federal employees have fixated on the age 59.5 with respect to supplementing income from the TSP without penalty. However, he says there are other options for accessing your money if you retire before this age.

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