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Pros and Cons of the (Antiquated) TSP Annuity

By on November 13, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Pros and Cons of the (Antiquated) TSP Annuity

The TSP offers an annuity to guarantee income for life, but the author says it is an antiquated when compared with more flexible ones available elsewhere.

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How Will the New TSP Rules Affect You?

By on November 6, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How Will the New TSP Rules Affect You?

Changes are coming to the TSP rules next year that have important implications for federal employees saving for retirement.

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Timing the Market Can Lower Your TSP Balance

By on November 5, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Timing the Market Can Lower Your TSP Balance

TSP investors transferred millions from the G fund into stock funds in September, just in time to lose money in October as the market went down.

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2019 Contribution Limits Announced for the TSP

By on November 1, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
2019 Contribution Limits Announced for the TSP

The IRS has announced the 2019 contribution limits for the TSP and IRAs. How much extra will you be able to save?

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Which TSP Funds Had the Largest Losses in October?

By on November 1, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Which TSP Funds Had the Largest Losses in October?

Stock funds went down in October. See which funds were the biggest losers for the month.

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

By on October 25, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
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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Involve Congress in Your TSP Investments?

By on October 13, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Involve Congress in Your TSP Investments?

FedSmith readers have strong opinions about legislative proposals from politicians who want to make changes to the TSP.

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Why The F Fund Has Been The Worst-Performing TSP Fund Lately

By on October 10, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Why The F Fund Has Been The Worst-Performing TSP Fund Lately

The F Fund has suffered from a lackluster performance in recent years. The author explains why this is the case and what its prospects are going forward.

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The Time is Now for Roth Conversions

By on October 3, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The Time is Now for Roth Conversions

Should you convert your TSP to a Roth TSP or Roth IRA? The author discusses some important considerations.

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TSP Stock Prices Surge in 3rd Quarter

By on October 1, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
TSP Stock Prices Surge in 3rd Quarter

TSP investors are enjoying a good year for stock market returns. Here are the TSP funds that have the highest returns for the month and the year.

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