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when is best date to retire

Watch my Webinar: When is the Best Date to Retire?

What time of year, month, pay-period, day should you retire in order to get the most out of your pension? I will explain how to pinpoint your retirement date, and how the exact date can save you thousands of dollars. Join me as we explore this topic in my next webinar: The Best Date to

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TSP Planning Report – March 2019

Facts: Unemployment decreased 0.2%, down to 3.8%. 4th Quarter GDP came in at 2.6%, according to the first estimate. PMI posted another month of expansion, with the index reading 54.2%. The S&P 500 (C Fund) gained 3.21% Assessment: 2.6% quarterly GDP is a bit weak.  Slightly concerning. Unemployment decreasing is always a good sign. The S&P 500 is exploding, pacing for

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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 – 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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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 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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TSP Planning Report March 2018

March 12, 2018 Facts: The S&P 500 had a HUGE drop of  3.7%. PMI, again, had explosive growth, up almost a full percent from last month to 60.8%. The 2nd estimate for the 4th quarter’s GDP is 2.5%. Unemployment was stable at 4.1%.  It’s been at 4.1% for 4 months. Assessment: If we could ignore

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EARLY OUTS & BUYOUTS: WHAT IS IT? SHOULD YOU DO IT?

Definitions Early outs and buyouts are in the air, and federal employees are scrambling to make their retirement decisions.  Below are the technical details that surround early outs and buyouts.  Those who know the technical details can skip to the very end of the article where I deal with the pressing question of “Should you do it?” First,

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