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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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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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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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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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Webinar for federal employees

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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