A financial planner said one of his new clients was a federal employee. It became clear he was not familiar with important benefits his client had as a federal employee.
Are you thinking about leaving federal service before you are eligible for an immediate FERS retirement? You need to know the difference between a postponed and deferred retirement.
Do you make “too much money” to qualify for a Roth IRA? CSRS and CSRS Offset federal employees have a unique benefit that can be used max-fund a Roth IRA.
If you’re close to retirement, you’ve probably calculated your FERS or CSRS Pension. But did you remember to consider these important reductions in your retirement planning?
There’s an important factor most people overlook when they choose monthly TSP payments in retirement. You can choose how much you take out each month – but you don’t get to choose HOW the money comes out. Don’t let this catch you by surprise.
Here is a real story about someone who had enough money to retire but got caught up in chasing rates of return and had to return to work. Before you allocate your TSP, make sure you stay focused on your goals — not just chasing the highest rates of return.
The SF 50 is the official form the government uses to determine your retirement eligibility and to calculate your pension. If there is an error or a typo, it could delay your retirement. Find out why you need a copy of all of your SF 50s, and how to review them before you retire.
What if you canâ€™t convert to a Roth IRA in 2010? Is 2010 really your last chance? The key to good tax planning is a future-orientation. You want to be asking the question, what can I do to lower my taxes in the future?
Most people know you can convert money from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. But Federal Employees may also be able to convert money from their Thrift Savings Plan or CSRS Voluntary Contribution Plan to a Roth IRA.