The official taxpaying season kicks off today, and major companies in the debt business, either as collectors or consolidators, love it and are in full swing.
The TSP option is a nice but not absolutely essential thing to have for those under the more generous CSRS retirement program with its higher benefit and full protection from inflation.
Starting in the mid-1990s various experts looked at the aging federal workforce and concluded that the end, for many of them, was near.
The S and I funds of the TSP had bad years in 2018 but bounced back big time last year. Mike Causey asked financial planner Arthur Stein why?
While there is a lot of interest in those who are self-made Thrift Savings Plan millionaires, the fact is most investors will never hit seven-figure status.
In the quarter century since Martin Luther King Jr. Day became a national holiday a lot has changed, maybe more than at almost any time in our history.
Suppose you or one of your kids wants to go, or return to college this summer or fall, but your budget needs a little transfusion, like funds from an outside source.
But the one way to anger many feds is to tell them or remark that they are lucky to have such a good pension — then stand back.
Have you had the long term care insurance talk with your spouse or significant other, or your kids? How about with yourself, can you handle a reality check?
Thanks to the booming stock market the number of federal-postal workers with $1 million or more Thrift Savings Plan accounts jumped to 49,620 at the end of 2019.
Many people decided to ride out the Great Recession so they could miss the downside and return to the TSP’s C, S and I stock funds when things got better. Eleven years later, some still haven’t returned.
For many January is a hope-springs-eternal transition time. But there are things members of the federal family can, and should, be doing that will save money.
New-to-Washington political appointees, hoping to dilute or eliminate teleworking in their agencies, maybe got a dose of reality this week.
While your income will likely go down in retirement, moving to a more tax-friendly state could increase the cash value of your annuity.
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