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TSP Contribution Limits Unchanged in 2016

By on October 22, 2015 in Retirement with 0 Comments
TSP Contribution Limits Unchanged in 2016

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the annual contribution limits for the Thrift Savings Plan and other similar retirement/pension plan contributions for 2016, most of which are unchanged from 2015.

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TSP or Not TSP? THAT is the Rollover Question!

By on October 15, 2015 in Retirement with 0 Comments
TSP or Not TSP? THAT is the Rollover Question!

In the third article in his series on federal retirement, FedSmith.com author Randy Silvey addresses one of the most common questions he has received from FedSmith.com users: “Should I roll my TSP over to an IRA after leaving federal service?”

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Do You Know the ‘Goldilocks Principle’ To Federal Retirement?

By on August 9, 2015 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Do You Know the ‘Goldilocks Principle’ To  Federal Retirement?

A growing percentage of federal employees are either eagerly preparing for or nervously holding off retirement. The author says that you do not want to retire too soon and risk financial ruin in your Golden Years, but you also do not want to wait until too late to retire. He explains some ways to determine the best time to retire that works for you.

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IRAs and What They Mean for Your Retirement

By on April 13, 2015 in Retirement with 0 Comments

There are three different types of IRAs, and the author explains the differences between each as well as what the requirements are for investing in them.

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The CSRS Voluntary Contribution Program

By on December 15, 2014 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments

The CSRS Voluntary Contribution Program has been available to CSRS or CSRS Offset federal employees for many years. It can be a very useful option to significantly increase retirement savings. The author explains some of the details of this program.

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IRAs Celebrate 40th Birthday

By on December 15, 2014 in Retirement with 0 Comments

IRAs are turning 40. The author provides some of the history and benefits of the IRA.

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Contributing to an IRA Outside of the TSP

By on July 30, 2014 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Contributing to an IRA Outside of the TSP

Under what circumstances can you contribute to a Roth IRA outside of the TSP?

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2014 TSP and IRA Contribution Limits

By on November 3, 2013 in Retirement with 0 Comments

More 2014 numbers have been announced, this time by the IRS and the TSP.

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Do You Understand the True Cost of Your Retirement Plan?

By on August 20, 2013 in Retirement with 0 Comments

There are a number of factors that need to be taken into consideration when identifying your savings options for retirement. Cost is not the only consideration, but an important one since fees can seriously erode your earnings.

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Three Red Flags in Her Early Retirement Plan

By on July 23, 2012 in Retirement with 0 Comments

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.

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