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TSP Planning Report – February 2019

Facts: Unemployment increased 0.1%, up to 4%. 3rd Quarter GDP came in at 3.4%, according to the final estimate. PMI, posted another month of expansion, with the index reading 56.6%. The S&P 500 (C Fund) gained 8% (in just 1 month!) Assessment: The S&P 500 had a tremendous bounce back, recovering all it’s losses from 2018. 

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TSP Planning Report – January 2019

Facts: Unemployment increased 0.2%, up to 3.9%. 3rd Quarter GDP came in at 3.4%, according to the 3rd estimate. PMI, posted another month of expansion, with the index reading 54.1%. The S&P 500 (C Fund) got hammered and lost 9.03% (in just 1 month!) Assessment: Unemployment did increase, but this is the first increase in 4 months, and

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financial advice for federal employees

Webinar: COORDINATING YOUR TSP WITH YOUR OTHER INVESTMENTS

What should you do with your investments outside of your TSP? Should you invest them the same way as you do the TSP? Should one account be more aggressive or conservative than the other? Should you just consolidate them? How do you make these decisions? Join me in my upcoming webinar – COORDINATING YOUR TSP WITH

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government shutdown and what to do

Government Shutdown & Income Diversification

Well, the government has shutdown.  Many of us are now in non-pay status, which can impact our accrual of leave hours, our future Social Security benefits, and – if the shutdown lasts REALLY long – can affect our Federal Pensions. But the loss or reduction of future benefits is likely overshadowed by the immediate loss

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financial advice for federal employees

TSP Report December

Facts: Unemployment remained at 3.7%. 3rd Quarter GDP came in at 3.4%, according to the 2nd estimate. PMI, again, posted another solid month of expansion, with the index reading 59.3%. The S&P 500 (C Fund) rebounded and yielded 2.04% Assessment: Unemployment has held strong, holding on to its lowest levels since 1969. 3.4% quarterly GDP is (relatively speaking)

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5 tax tips to reduce your taxes

5 Tax Tips to Reduce Taxes Before Year End

Tax Planning: Reducing taxes is great, and below I have 5 ways you can squeeze off year-end tax savings.  But before we jump on any opportunity to reduce taxes we need to clarify something.  Is your objective to lower taxes NOW or LATER? This clarification is critical and is the basis for the practice of “tax planning.”  Tax

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TSP modernization act changes

This TSP Modernization Rule has already gone into effect.

This TSP Modernization Rule has already gone into effect The TSP Modernization Act is not supposed to go into effect until November 2019, but one rule has already gone into effect.  Below is the actual language from the TSP which you won’t find anywhere because, as the letter below says, this language contradicts what’s currently

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TSP reports for financial planning

TSP Planning Report – November 2018

Facts: Unemployment remained at 3.7%. 3rd Quarter GDP came in at 3.5%, according to the first estimate. PMI, again, posted another solid month of expansion, with the index reading 59.8%. The S&P 500 got walloped and lost 6.3%. Assessment: Unemployment has not seen such lows since 1969. 3.5% quarterly GDP is (relatively speaking) amazing. PMI continues it’s impressive streak, performing well above-average

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