Are CD’s a Good Retirement Investment Choice?

By on July 13, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Are CD’s a Good Retirement Investment Choice?

Are CD’s (Certificates of Deposit) a good investment option when planning for retirement?

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Is a ‘Herd Mentality’ Damaging Feds’ Retirement Dreams?

By on June 22, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Is a ‘Herd Mentality’ Damaging Feds’ Retirement Dreams?

If you “follow the herd” when investing, it can potentially lead you astray from reaching your retirement goals. The author explains how this can happen.

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What Can Federal Employees Do to Prevent Proposed Cuts to Their Retirement Benefits?

By on June 14, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
What Can Federal Employees Do to Prevent Proposed Cuts to Their Retirement Benefits?

I’m worried about recent proposed cuts to federal retirement benefits. Is there anything federal employees can do to prevent this from happening?

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From COLA to Diet COLA: What the Budget Proposal Means for Your Retirement

By on May 31, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
From COLA to Diet COLA: What the Budget Proposal Means for Your Retirement

The author says that the proposed COLA cuts in the White House budget proposal are neither fair nor warranted. He offers a better solution.

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Nervous Feds Nearing Retirement Continue to Ask, ‘Am I Invested Correctly?’

By on May 17, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Nervous Feds Nearing Retirement Continue to Ask, ‘Am I Invested Correctly?’

I am under FERS and plan to remain in federal service until I get an additional 10% annuity, but am wondering if my TSP funds are invested correctly.

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Can Feds Overcome the Political ‘Butterfly Effect’ Impacting Their TSP Savings?

By on April 25, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Can Feds Overcome the Political ‘Butterfly Effect’ Impacting Their TSP Savings?

A political event can cause a temporary shake up in the stock market. What does this mean for your TSP account, and how do you know if you are taking the right amount of risk for your personal situation?

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Is the TSP TOO Cheap?

By on March 23, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Is the TSP TOO Cheap?

The author says that one of the TSP’s greatest strengths (its low costs) can also be one of its greatest weaknesses.

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Will I Be Forced to Spend My TSP When I Get Older?

By on February 14, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Will I Be Forced to Spend My TSP When I Get Older?

I am 61 and getting ready to retire soon when I turn 62 and can draw my Social Security. It doesn’t appear I will ever need to touch my TSP or IRA, however, I was told I have to spend my TSP when I get older – is this true?

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Can I ‘Double Up’ My TSP Contributions If I Retire During the Year I Turn 70 and a Half?

By on January 26, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Can I ‘Double Up’ My TSP Contributions If I Retire During the Year I Turn 70 and a Half?

I will turn 70 at the end of 2017 and was contemplating retiring at the end of that year. If I delay retirement until June 30, 2018 (the year I will turn 70 and ½), can I “double up” my TSP contributions and catch-up contributions as if I worked the full year?

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Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

By on October 12, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Want to be a millionaire someday? These are five habits that people who become millionaires practice that helped them get there.

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