Tag: TSP

Benefits Cuts from 2020 Budget Mirror Past Proposals

By on March 16, 2019 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Benefits Cuts from 2020 Budget Mirror Past Proposals

Recent proposed cuts to federal employees’ benefits appear to be the same as ones from past budget proposals. Here is a recap.

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Your Thrift Spending Plan: Retirement Income Strategies

By on March 12, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Your Thrift Spending Plan: Retirement Income Strategies

When you reach retirement, you need to plan for how much you can withdraw and spend from your nest egg. The author discusses two strategies.

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Your Federal Benefits: What Should Your Primary Survivor Do When You Die?

By on March 7, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Your Federal Benefits: What Should Your Primary Survivor Do When You Die?

There are important actions your primary survivor needs to take regarding your federal benefits in the event of your death.

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2 TSP Funds Up 11% and 17% So Far in 2019

By on March 1, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
2 TSP Funds Up 11% and 17% So Far in 2019

Which TSP funds have returns of more than 11% and 17% so far in 2019?

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Make the Most of the New Military Retirement Plan

on February 28, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Military members have a new retirement plan that ensures service members who leave the military before qualifying for a pension can still receive some benefits. To make the most of it, the author says to be sure to focus on the Thrift Savings Plan.

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Senate Bill Would Eliminate Congressional Pensions

By on February 12, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Senate Bill Would Eliminate Congressional Pensions

Legislation introduced this week would end pensions for Members of Congress if it were to become law.

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Do IRAs Actually Have Lower Fees Than the TSP?

By on February 11, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Do IRAs Actually Have Lower Fees Than the TSP?

The author provides an “apples to apples” comparison of fees between the TSP and an IRA to see how they stack up.

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Rule Change Will Facilitate Borrowing from TSP During Shutdowns

By on February 6, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Rule Change Will Facilitate Borrowing from TSP During Shutdowns

A rule change will allow certain TSP participants to request loans during government shutdowns regardless of whether they are being paid.

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How Many Millionaires Are in the Thrift Savings Plan?

By on February 4, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How Many Millionaires Are in the Thrift Savings Plan?

The bull market in stocks has increased the number of millionaires in the TSP, but the number did decline in 2018.

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Market Volatility and Sequence of Returns Risk

By on February 2, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Market Volatility and Sequence of Returns Risk

Are you familiar with Sequence of Returns Risk? It can have a significant impact on your financial plan as you near retirement.

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