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  1. Avoiding TSP calamity given debt ceiling impasse-I'm now "all out" of the market

    Well, I may not have called all of the "play by play" exactly right (e.g., I didn't think President Obama who take a deal involving no new revenues) but I did succeed in avoiding the immediate mess,...
  2. Re: Republicans vow to cut federal retirement as budget solution

    There is a good summary of the Republican plan at:http://www.federaltimes.com/article/20110415/BENEFITS01/104150301/ (I'm not sure whether it has evolved any since when the article was written.)

    I...
  3. Republicans vow to cut federal retirement as budget solution

    Friends,

    Regardless of which side of the aisle you stand upon, today's Washington Post reported some very ominous developments. Its page one story [print edition] "On cusp of budget talks, a new...
  4. Re: Avoiding TSP calamity given debt ceiling impasse -- I'm now "all out" of the mark

    Dear Boghie,

    I'm not really thinking too much about the private sector's reaction to massive federal spending cuts, though I thinking it would be a significant positive in both the short and long...
  5. Re: Avoiding TSP calamity given debt ceiling impasse -- I'm now "all out" of the mark

    Dear TSPIntel,

    Thanks for the link to your helpful article. It basically confirms what I had pieced together in terms of the G fund being a "safe haven." Maybe the debt ceiling imbroglio will...
  6. Re: Avoiding TSP calamity given debt ceiling impasse -- I'm now "all out" of the mark

    Hi Sky Pilot,

    Actually, I have applied for a limited number of jobs that I was truly interested in with federal agencies, on the Hill and with some consulting firms. (I left my SES job because I...
  7. Re: Avoiding TSP calamity given debt ceiling impasse -- I'm now "all out" of the mark

    Hi pmcint01,

    I'm a "young" retiree, so in my case its my FERS annuity plus the "bridge" payment they give folks who have yet to reach social security retirement age. Not exactly a ton of money,...
  8. Avoiding TSP calamity given debt ceiling impasse -- I'm now "all out" of the market

    Well, as a recent retiree who hopes not to tap my TSP for at least the next five years, I have reallocated from a position of approximately 90% stock funds, 5% F fund and 5% G fund to 100% G fund. ...
  9. Re: How to avoid TSP calamity if debt ceiling is not raised

    Hmmm. Okay, FAB1 tries to run me off the website, and you complain about me pushing bit just a tiny bit with the use of the word "dim." I am curios -- what did you say to him about his attempted...
  10. Re: How to avoid TSP calamity if debt ceiling is not raised

    FABI,

    You seem a little dim, so let me tell you again that I'm really only interested in conversing about financial matters on this website. I truly don't care if my presence here offends you...
  11. Re: How to avoid TSP calamity if debt ceiling is not raised

    FAB1,

    While I couldn't more strongly disagree with your feelings on the subject, I regret having provided any political commentary in my initial post because regardless of who is at fault the TSP...
  12. Re: How to avoid TSP calamity if debt ceiling is not raised

    Thanks for the many helpful responses. It sounds like if one believes that the stock and bond markets could respond strongly and negatively to the debt ceiling issue -- regardless of which party is...
  13. How to avoid TSP calamity if debt ceiling is not raised

    This 2012 budget battle is only the opening salvo in the craziness to come, especially the raising of the federal debt ceiling. I have come to reluctantly conclude that the Republicans would be...
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