Tag: Dave Ramsey

Bad News: Tax Refunds Are Up This Year

March 13, 2019 10:48 AM , Updated March 23, 2019 10:10 AM

Recent IRS data show that the amount of the average tax refund has risen over last year, but is this really something to get excited about?

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Five Ways to Build Your Emergency Fund in One Year or Less

October 25, 2018 2:33 PM , Updated February 19, 2019 11:23 AM
Five Ways to Build Your Emergency Fund in One Year or Less

Having an emergency fund is part of a prudent financial plan. Can it really be achieved in less than a year? Yes, and these are some tips to help.

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Planning on Student Loan Forgiveness? Be Careful

October 16, 2018 2:01 PM
Planning on Student Loan Forgiveness? Be Careful

A recent GAO report found that the Education Department’s student loan forgiveness program isn’t working out so well for borrowers.

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Is Dave Ramsey Right?

June 20, 2018 3:21 PM , Updated August 22, 2018 7:58 AM
Is Dave Ramsey Right?

What kind of returns can you expect on your long-term investments? One financial advisor takes issue with the advice from Dave Ramsey, a well known financial planner.

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Should I Still Roll Over My TSP to an IRA After Passage of the TSP Modernization Act?

January 28, 2018 12:39 PM
Should I Still Roll Over My TSP to an IRA After Passage of the TSP Modernization Act?

Does passage of the TSP Modernization Act change whether a person should roll his or her TSP account over to an IRA after leaving federal service? One financial advisor offers his advice.

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The I Fund and Its Role in Your TSP Portfolio

January 18, 2017 4:48 PM
The I Fund and Its Role in Your TSP Portfolio

International stocks have been underperforming the American stock market in recent years which has led to cries from some in the financial sector to shun investing in foreign markets. Does this mean federal employees should avoid the I Fund? Here are some arguments from both sides of the debate.

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Will Allocations Be Changing for the TSP’s Lifecycle Funds?

November 2, 2015 3:00 PM

A new recommendation for the TSP would change the current investment structure of these funds.

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Should I Roll My TSP Over to an IRA?

October 8, 2015 6:05 AM
Should I Roll My TSP Over to an IRA?

Should you roll your TSP over to an IRA after you retire from government? Here is the advice given by one financial advisor to a Postal Service employee asking this question.

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'I Hate the Lifecycle Funds'

January 4, 2015 11:42 AM

Should you put your money into one of the Lifecycle funds in the TSP to maximize your retirement savings? Not according to this financial advisor.

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How Should I Allocate My TSP?

June 13, 2014 9:20 AM

What is the best way to allocate the investments inside of your Thrift Savings Plan account? One financial advisor explains to a young investor what he considers to be the best strategy for building the most retirement savings over a working career.

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