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Webinar: Transforming Debt into Wealth

Is debt bad? Most Americans have debt of some sort (Mortgages, Student loans, Auto loans, TSP loans, CCs…). Understanding that debt can actually be a tool you leverage to build your wealth will give you a deeper insight as to whether you need to accelerate paying off your debt or put your money to better

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TSP Report October 2018

The economic indicators are positive.  However, the Fed is raising rates.  How does that impact things? The economic indicators show: Unemployment at 3.7%.  We have not seen such lows since 1969. 4.2% quarterly GDP is amazing and hasn’t happened since 2014. The S&P 500 is looking great, with YTD yield of 10.54% PMI continues it’s impressive streak, performing

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TSP Planning Report September 2018

Facts: GDP in the 2nd Quarter of 2018 was revised up 4.2%, according to the 2nd estimate. The S&P 500 posted a solid gain of 3.26%. Unemployment remained at 3.9%. PMI, again, posted another stellar month of expansion, with the index reading 61.3%. Assessment: Unemployment is very low, again. 4.2% quarterly GDP is amazing and

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TSP Planning Report August 2018

Facts: The initial estimate for 2018’s 2nd quarter’s GDP came in at a solid 4%, and the final estimate for 2018’s 1st quarter’s GDP was revised up to 2.2%. The S&P 500 posted a solid gain of 3.72%. Unemployment dropped to 3.9%. PMI, again, posted another stellar month of expansion, with the index reading 58.3%. Assessment:

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TSP Planning Report July 2018

Facts: Unemployment rose to 4%. The S&P 500 posted a modest gain of 0.6%. PMI, again, posted another stellar month of expansion, with the index reading 60%. The 1st estimate for 2018’s 1st quarter’s GDP was revised down to 2%.  And the 2017 4th quarter final number was lowered to 2.9% To read the rest of this month’s

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TSP Planning Report June 2018

Facts: Unemployment dropped  even further, to 3.8%. The S&P 500 posted a solid 2.41% gain. PMI, again, posted another stellar month of expansion, with the index reading 58.7%. The 1st estimate for 2018’s 1st quarter’s GDP was revised down to 2.2%. Assessment: The Unemployment report is almost too exciting.  These levels are flirting with employment levels not

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TSP Planning Report May 2018

Facts: Unemployment dropped to 3.9%.  Unemployment hasn’t dropped below 4% in 18 years. The S&P 500 posted a paultry gain, up 0.38%. PMI, again, posted another month of expansion, with the index reading 57.3%. The 1st estimate for 2018’s 1st quarter’s GDP was 2.7%. Assessment: The Unemployment report is pretty cool.  It’s been 18 years since employment

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FEBRUARY TSP REPORT AVAILABLE NOW!

February 12, 2017 4:22 am Published by Stephen Zelcer Facts: Signs were split this month. The S&P 500 gained close to 1%.  The three month return was a hefty 7.95%! PMI had a whopping increase to 56.0, from 54.7.  This is the first time PMI has broken 55 since November 2014. GDP growth for the 4th quarter

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FEHB Open Season Do’s & Don’ts

Yesterday, I went live on Facebook for the first time to talk about a timely and important topic for Federal Employees. There’s a good deal of money to be saved (& even earned!) when choosing the right FEHB coverage. This live feed can give you some pointers to choose wisely. Check it out below and while you’re at it, join my

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TSP REPORT FOR JUNE 2017

Here’s the scoop for the month of June! Once again, the environment is favoring stock investing. I certainly hear the nay-sayers that are concerned for a “correction,” but I don’t rely on a hunch. I rely on data. All four of the economic indicators have improved this month, again. If I see the economy “correcting”

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