TSP Announces Rule Change on Installment Payments

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The TSP is lifting a restriction on starting and restarting installment payments based on life expectancy.

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Will I Run Out of Money in Retirement?

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Having enough saved for retirement is a concern of many federal employees. One pitfall to watch for is the time between retiring and starting Social Security.

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Postal Workers Concerned New Policies Will Pave the Way to Privatization

on July 30, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The new Postmaster General has announced changes meant to bring about “immediate, lasting, and impactful changes” to the Postal Service, but employees and unions say they threaten the agency's core mission.

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Lawmakers Weigh Increased Telework as Some Agencies Push Federal Workers Back to the Office

on July 30, 2020 in Current Events with 0 Comments

In addition to concerns about the coronavirus, some lawmakers are pushing telework as a way to save taxpayer money and reduce the government's carbon footprint.

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Lawmakers Want Free Face Masks for All

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Lawmakers Want Free Face Masks for All

Legislation has been introduced in Congress to mandate government manufacture and distribution of face masks to everyone in the country.

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Treasury Makes $10 Billion Loan Available to Postal Service as Part of Coronavirus Relief

on July 29, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The U.S. Treasury said on Wednesday it has reached a deal with U.S. Postal Service on the conditions of a loan of up to $10 billion that was included in recent coronavirus relief legislation.

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TSP Update: Coronavirus Loans and F Fund Ahead in 2020

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TSP Update: Coronavirus Loans and F Fund Ahead in 2020

Here are the results of the CARES Act project for the TSP and where participants moved their investments in June.

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Annual Pay Raise vs. COLA: How Are They Different?

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Annual Pay Raise vs. COLA: How Are They Different?

There is a lot of confusion about the difference between a COLA for federal retirees and a pay raise for federal employees. Here is a summary of the differences.

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Man Arraigned for Embezzling Over $200k from His Father’s VA Account

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Man Arraigned for Embezzling Over $200k from His Father’s VA Account

An Atlanta man has been arraigned in court for allegations that he embezzled over $200k worth of VA funds intended for the care of his disabled father.

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Investing is Like Riding a Rollercoaster, and it Shouldn’t Be Any Other Way

By on July 27, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Investing is Like Riding a Rollercoaster, and it Shouldn’t Be Any Other Way

The ups and downs of the stock market can make for some emotional times, but those who enjoy the long-term ride are rewarded.

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