TSP Planning Report September 2023 Facts: The G Fund rate for September 2023 increased to 4.25%. The Fed Funds interest rate increased to 5.5%. This month’s unemployment rate increased from 3.5% to 3.8%. The 2nd Estimate for Q2 GDP came in at 2.1%. PMI (Purchasing Managers Index) expanded ever-so-slightly after 3 months of contracting, reading
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Goals & Inefficiencies: What you should get out of your Financial Plan The financial planning industry is loaded with “financial planners” that are really product pushers. Unfortunately, this has resulted in many people avoiding the financial planning practice altogether, dismissing it as being just a sales tactic. However, not having a financial plan usually causes
Live Webinar : A Crash Course in Estate Planning w/ Guest Speaker Joseph Fried You may have heard different estate planning concepts, such as “powers of attorney”, “trust funds”, “probate” and “estate tax”. Is any of this relevant to you? How can you make senses of these seemingly confusing topics.The goal of this webinar is
Alternatives to the G fund –Even when the Debt Ceiling is not threatening the G Fund: Alternatives to the G Fund: Before I get into the Debt Ceiling and its relationship with the G fund, I first want to begin by sharinghow I help clients re-create G fund benefits outside the TSP. Here’s what investors
Key Milestones in the Career of a Federal Employee – Updated I’ve seen it many times. Federal employees who thought they would only spend a few years as a Fed and move on, only to find themselves still a Fed 20+ years down the road. This unintentional floating along in a Federal job can be
Thinking about taking Social Security early?
Sounds like a good idea, however if you’re earning too much money while taking early Social Security, that can wipe out your benefits. Is there a way to have both? Can you get your Social Security and earn additional income at the same time?
TSP Planning Report January 2022 Facts: The G Fund rate for January 2022 was set at 1.625%. This month’s unemployment rate decreased from 4.2% to 3.9%. Unemployment was at 6.3% in January 2021. PMI (Purchasing Managers Index) continued to expand (any reading above a score of 50 means expansion). This month’s reading came in at
Q&A – Should I use my TSP to start a business? (This article originally appeared as Ask Bob: Do I Qualify For a TSP Hardship Withdrawal – here) Question My wife and I started a business, but due to COVID, materials, construction prices dramatically increased and permitting delays we have not been able to open
Q&A – Funding & Replenishing the 10-year bucket Question Hi Stephen, I set up the 10-year conservative bucket, as you instructed. It represents 10-years of investment income. I love the idea! I just had some questions: When do I draw income from the conservative bucket, and do I need to replenish the conservative bucket as some point? If yes,