financial planner Stephen Zelcer
what are the alternatives to the G Fund

What are the Alternatives to the G fund?

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

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TSP Planning Report December 2022

TSP Planning Report December 2022 Facts: The G Fund rate for December 2022 actually decreased to 3.875%.  It was 2.75% in August.   The Fed Funds interest rate increased to 4.33%.  It was 3.83% last month.  It was .08% last year.  This month’s unemployment rate remained at 3.7%.   PMI (Purchasing Managers Index) contracted for the first

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TSP Planning Report for 2021

TSP Planning Report November 2022

TSP Planning Report November 2022 Facts: The G Fund rate for November 2022 increased to 4.25%. It was 2.75% in August. The Fed Funds interest rate increased to 3.83%. It was 2.5% in August. In June in was 1.65%, and 0.9% in May. This month’s unemployment rate increased back to 3.7% from 3.5%. PMI (Purchasing

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TSP Planning Report October 2022

TSP Planning Report October 2022  Facts: The G Fund rate for October 2022 increased to 4%.  It was 3.375% in September, and 2.75% in August.   The Fed Funds interest rate remains at 3.25%.  It was 2.5% in August. In June in was 1.65%, and 0.9% in May. The Fed anticipates 1 more rate increase this

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14 Differences between TSP vs IRA

14 Differences between TSP & IRA TSP vs. IRA: Both are retirement accounts, both offer a Roth and a Traditional option, yet there are many important differences. Here are 14 differences Contribution Amounts (2022):  TSP allows $20,500 annual contributions while IRAs only allow $6,000.  Furthermore, TSP allows an additional ‘catch-up’ contribution of $6,500 starting the year you

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TSP Planning Report September 2022

September 2022 TSP Planning Report: Facts: The G Fund rate for September 2022 increased to 3.375% It was 2.75% last month.   The Fed Funds interest rate increased to 3.25.  It was 2.5% in August. In June in was 1.65%, and 0.9% in May. The Fed anticipates 1 more rate increase this year, in November.  This month’s unemployment rate increased

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TSP report August 2022 from Stephen Zelcer

TSP Planning Report August 2022

TSP Planning Report 2022 Facts: The G Fund rate for August 2022 dropped to 2.75%.  It was 3% in July.   The Fed Funds interest rate increased to 2.5%.  In June in was 1.65%, and 0.9% in May. The Fed anticipates more rate increases over the remainder of this year.  This month’s unemployment rate dropped slightly

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TSP Planning Report July 2022

TSP Planning Report July 2022 Facts: The G Fund rate for July 2022 remained at 3%. The Fed Funds interest rate increased to 2.4% from last month’s 1.65%, and from May’s 0.9%, and they anticipate more rate increases over the remainder of this year. This month’s unemployment rate remained unchanged, at 3.6%. PMI (Purchasing Managers

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TSP Planning Report June 2022

June 2022 TSP Planning Report: Facts: The G Fund rate for June 2022 remained at 3%. The Fed Funds interest rate increased to 1.65% from last month’s 0.9%, and they anticipate more rate increases over the remainder of this year. This month’s unemployment rate remained unchanged, at 3.6%. PMI (Purchasing Managers Index) continued to expand

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TSP planning report for federal employees 2022

TSP Planning Report May 2022

TSP Planning Report May 2022 May 2022 TSP Planning Report:   Facts: The G Fund rate for April 2022 was increased to 3% , from April’s 2.5%. The Fed Funds interest rate increased to 0.9% from last month’s 0.5%, and they anticipate more rate increases over the remainder of this year.  This month’s unemployment rate remained unchanged, at

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