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    Raise the Debt Limit... again!

    Looks like they're planning on raising the debt limit again. If they don't, Geithner is predicting doom and gloom. It could even affect the G Fund:



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    Re: Pay Freeze Announcement

    The OPM issued guidance for agencies on adhering to the Presidential Memorandum. It looks like if there are organization-wide performance-based increases, then it's frozen and your organization...
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    Re: Pay Freeze Announcement

    Just adding the President's Memorandum on this matter. He says it's a matter of Administrator discretion, but it looks like he encourages all pay to be frozen, even performance based pay:


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    Re: Pay Freeze Announcement

    Sure, retirement pay. With a pay freeze over the next two years, you'll have to pay less to retirees. I know a few people who have been sitting on the fence about retirement, waiting to see what...
  5. Thread: TSP Loan Rate

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    Re: TSP Loan Rate

    Yes, I saw that. So for $10,000 at 2.5% on TSP site, it says $82.06 for 130 payments with total interest @ $666.67.

    Putting those numbers into standard loan payment formulas, you get $81.87 for...
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    Re: TSP Loan Rate

    If you take out $10,000 the $50 comes out of that, so the amount financed is still $10,000.
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    Re: TSP Loan Rate

    They do this beyond just in the estimator. I've got a home loan I took out a couple years ago and their math did the same funny magic. I also just went and tried to see what would happen if I...
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    Re: imported post

    That's just what we need... more unemployment. :notrust:
  9. Thread: TSP Loan Rate

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    Re: TSP Loan Rate

    Thanks, Tom. I wonder what strange accounting method the TSP is using then. Maybe I'll have to call them to find out what they are doing.
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    Re: TSP Loan Rate

    I have no idea if anyone will really see this post buried in the G Fund thread, but here goes...

    Every once in a while, I check out the TSP Loan rate out of curiosity. I've used it in formulas to...
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    Re: FSAFEDS Appeals anyone?

    This is not quite on the appeals process, but ... Has anybody noticed the change in FSAFeds that says we will now need a prescription for OTC drugs to qualify as an expense?
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    1.4 percent raise

    Instead of the freeze, looks like a raise could be coming.



    http://www.govexec.com/story_page.cfm?articleid=45801&dcn=specialreports_budgetfy10
  13. Thread: SAVE Award

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    Re: SAVE Award

    It is. I think the idea is to notice wasteful spending practices in whatever organization you work for. This is the main site:

    www.saveaward.gov
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    Re: SAVE Award

    It sounds more like a joke to me.
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    SAVE Award

    Has anyone here been putting any submissions for the SAVE Award? I've been looking through them and this person is my favorite one so far:

    http://saveaward2010.ideascale.com/a/pmd/473529-9432
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    Re: fabijo's account talk

    I still ain't scared.
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    Re: Oil and natural gas drilling in U.S. waters

    Watching the news reports from 1979, you'd think you are listening to today's news about the gulf oil spill. Back then, the oil spill lasted about 10 months. They tried capping it (Operation...
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    Re: fabijo's account talk

    The monkey is still in the market.
  19. Thread: Market News

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    Re: Market News

    Wonder where Europe is getting much of it's money for the trillion dollar bailout?



    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/10/business/global/10swap.html?src=mv
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    Re: imported post

    Real nice! So how does an artist make it into your gallery? My wife is an artist.

    http://glauciamir.com

    :D
  21. Thread: vote don't bash

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    Poll: Re: vote don't bash

    I brought something like this up in the suggestions a year or two ago... only I went old school and called it the school yard. :)
  22. Thread: Market News

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    Re: Market News

    So it looks like you posted that around an hour before the big "trading glitch" in yesterday's trading. Must not have been a glitch if people were already reporting that we could expect a big...
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    Re: The reason for the big drop at 2:47 p.m.

    You're beginning to sound like what the media calls a "right wing extremist!" :nuts:
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    Re: The reason for the big drop at 2:47 p.m.

    And another article saying that NYSE will do the same thing:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN0614132620100506
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    Re: The reason for the big drop at 2:47 p.m.

    Here's an article:




    http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-05-06/nasdaq-to-cancel-u-s-trades-that-moved-more-than-60-update2-.html
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