Posts Tagged: plan

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Ebola and the Impact on the COOP

On Monday morning I woke up to the horrible news that the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital nurse diagnosed with the Ebola virus over the weekend was a 2010 graduate of Texas Christian University. As a Fort Worth resident, proud TCU alum, and daughter of a recently retired nurse, the news hit home. I also had… Read more »

A Little-Know Opportunity Can Increase Your Retirement Income

http://www.psretirement.com/voluntary-contribution-program-vcd/ The Voluntary Contribution Program In my research I have heard the Voluntary Contribution Program (VCP) described as: “The Best Kept Secret in CSRS”, “The hidden Treasure That No One Seems to Find” and “A Golden Opportunity to Create Tax Free Income”. There is but one group of people in the United States that has… Read more »

Federal Employee Financial Plan

http://www.psretirement.com/federal-employee-financial-plan/ Are you a Federal Employee? Do you realize how important a financial plan really is at every stage of your life? Having a financial plan is probably the most important part of managing your financial life. Having a sound, flexible financial plan today is more important than it has ever been. Resources are limited… Read more »

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Withdrawal Options

PSRetirement.com The rules for your Thrift Savings Plan are pretty straightforward while you are working, but they become increasingly more complex as you enter retirement and attempt to access the money that you have saved in your TSP.gov account. You have 5 withdrawal options for your Thrift Savings Plan that you can select from. Option… Read more »

Financial Advisors and the Federal Employee

http://www.psretirement.com/the-federal-financial-advisor/ I was recently asked if my trainer of financial advisors and planners interested in the federal workforce differed from training federal workers? Without missing a beat, I said most emphatically “It certainly does.” It is more intense because financial advisors and planners need to know more about the Federal Retirement Systems than the federal… Read more »

Building a 21st Century Government…One Leader at a Time

When Obama’s budget plan for fiscal 2015 was released, the plan had its fair share of supporters and naysayers. There are obviously many sections to the plan, but there is one specific portion that addresses the challenge that a plethora of articles have been written about and many agencies are challenged with lately…leadership, and specifically… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

Stocks bounced around quite a bit last week, and the trend was for strong morning action, followed by some profit taking later in the day, but when it was over, we saw respectable gains for the week. The situation in the Ukraine has investor’s on their toes, but the indices continue to climb that preverbal… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

Stocks rallied last week with some indices testing, and even breaking above, their December highs. Here are the weekly, monthly, and annual TSP fund returns through Friday, February 14… The S&P 500 (SPY / C-fund)) filled its open gap from January (red), and the old highs are within a stone’s throw. Stocks may be a… Read more »