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Three Financial Benefits Available to Federal Employees

By on November 29, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Three Financial Benefits Available to Federal Employees

Federal employees have unique benefits to help them save for retirement. The author discusses these as well as some other long-term wealth building advice.

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Man Steals $195k From His Brother’s TSP Account

on November 26, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A former mayor of Middletown, CT has pleaded guilty to an embezzlement scheme which included stealing $195,000 from his brother's Thrift Savings Plan account that he obtained via  hardship withdrawal by impersonating his brother.

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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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