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Many feds, young, old or retired, invested heavily in the stock-indexed C, S and I funds are nervous about their Thrift Savings Plans. We asked financial planner Arthur Stein what’s going on.
Two weeks after the cut off, DoD now says more than 400,000 service members signed up for the blended retirement system (BRS) and 150,000 new service members were automatically enrolled in the program.
Abraham Grungold, a Florida-based U.S. Postal Service employee and financial coach shares his guide for getting through a prolonged government shutdown.
Regardless of age, experience, grade, location or job federal workers today fall into one of two categories, neither of which is good.
All funds except the fixed income investment F fund and the government securities investment G fund showed negative returns month-over-month in December.
Among those stuck at home are people who were about to retire or had already filed their retirement papers. Federal retirement expert Tammy Flanagan had some answers on the potential delay for benefits.
To kick off the new year, Abraham Grungold in the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of the Inspector General, also a financial coach, developed this must-have calendar for feds and retirees.
Look back at the most popular columns from senior correspondent Mike Causey this year. Readers were most interested in updates on the Thrift Savings Plan and a potential pay raise for federal workers in 2019.
This year was a crazy one for members of the federal family, with many legislative threats to retirement plans as well as efforts to make it much easier to fire civil servants.
The U.S. Coast Guard said its military members won’t receive their regularly scheduled paychecks at the end of the month unless Congress passes appropriations or a continuing resolution by Dec. 28.
According to the experts December is on target to have its worst month since 1931. The erratic, some would say more normal performance of the market this year has made lots of investors nervous.
Like many saving for retirement, lots of federal-military investors in the Thrift Savings Plan don’t like what they are seeing, reading, hearing and feeling about 2018’s roller coaster stock market.
Consider the tens of thousands of federal workers are wondering and many are asking if they are going to get the day before Christmas Eve off with pay. An equal number of federal workers also are wondering if there is going to be a partial shutdown.