Posts Tagged: retire

TSP Talk – Weekly Wrap Up

The market had a little hangover earlier last week, after the big jobs report rally on Friday February 1. But a big reversal day on Thursday of last week, followed by a nice rally on Friday, and the market avoided its first losing week of the new year. Here are the TSP fund returns for… Read more »

TSP Talk – Weekly Wrap Up

After a very modest two day pullback on Wednesday and Thursday, stocks rebounded on Friday after what appeared to be a weaker than expected jobs report where we actually saw the unemployment rate move back up to 7.9%, and 157,000 jobs being added, which was slightly lower than estimates. But large upward revisions to the… Read more »

TSP Talk – Weekly Wrap Up

The market’s relentless move higher continued as new highs were made on the S&P 500 every day last week. Earnings have been generally strong, except for Apple’s disappointment, and imagine the gains we may have seen in the indices if Apple was involved in this rally rather than tumbling and being the worst performing stock… Read more »

TSP Talk – Weekly Wrap Up

For the second week in a row, the S&P 500 bottomed out on Wednesday, then closed near the high of the week on Friday. I don’t know what the significance of that might be except that in market timing and technical analysis, we are sometimes just watching out for patterns because they tend to repeat… Read more »

(Another) Confession of a Government Man

Welcome to another blog. I am a retired Senior Executive (GSA) and the author of a recently published book, Confessions of a Government Man: How to Succeed in Any Bureaucracy. This post is another book excerpt, abbreviated and cleaned up for family entertainment. It deals with a situation I encountered during my career which, if… Read more »

(More) Confessions of a Government Man

Welcome to another blog. I am a retired Senior Executive (GSA) and the author of a recently published book, Confessions of a Government Man: How to Succeed in Any Bureaucracy. This post is another book excerpt, abbreviated and cleaned up for family entertainment. It deals with attorneys. It is not my intention to bash the… Read more »

How to Calculate the High-Three Average Salary

Everybody knows what the high-three is – right? – but who knows how to calculate the high-three? Definition. The high-three is the highest average salary obtained by averaging an employee’s salary over a consecutive 36-month period, with each salary weighted for the time it was in effect. In calculating the high-three, use basic salary only,… Read more »