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    Many thanks to former member Squalebear for the 1% option. Good to see it's come back into the light, and excellent example of how effective it could be. hattip, James.
  2. Re: Using TSP G fund as your cash bucket in retirement?

    I'm in the boat of trying to figure out withdrawal strategy as well, familiar with bucket approach and ability to put trad IRA into tsp, or back and forth if that seems the right thing to do. not...
  3. Re: Evergrande

    way back when I did some out of country travel, I saw for myself first hand the empty skyscraper apartment buildings in Beijing-very few lights on in windows in the evening as we passed through the...
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    Re: Government Shutdown - AGAIN!

    Was aware of the processing backlog. fortunately, tho my earliest years had some major nuances in terms of off-on again fed employment and various hiring authorities along the way, all that time...
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    Re: Government Shutdown - AGAIN!

    Check out James' quote back a few in this thread. 2-5-2018. We've been there before, that particular Q has been asked before. similar answer this time if it comes to that. G fund is the emergency...
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    Re: Government Shutdown - AGAIN!

    Considering I'll be starting retiree payments as of Nov, one hopes for no gov shutdown, Retirement interim payments as few as possible before being finalized, please. savings to offset the interim...
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    Re: alevin's account talk

    thank you all for the condolences. There have been bright spots on this side of last December that were completely unexpected and are proving uplifting in terms of making new friends and...
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    Re: alevin's account talk

    It's time I dusted off this verrry dusty account. Life went kinda sideways/downhill these past few years, lost brother in 17, dad in 18, mom at Christmas last year, difficult stories behind each of...
  9. Thread: Lumber

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    Re: Lumber

    I've had some WY for awhile now, had to hang in through the big drop and back up again. dividends. Right wrong or indifferent-YMMV.
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    Re: Home repairs (broken stuff)

    Had minisplit heat pump/ac installed finally due to elder parent living in the home this summer not able to cope with stairs or heat. the one window ac in the house is below main level. good enough...
  11. Re: All federal employees will be subject to Trumpís payroll tax deferral

    It will come back out of next year's paychecks, more than likely. double-deduction until repaid. As for people who plan on retiring between now and year-end, it may come out of FERS retirement...
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    Re: Tsunami's Account Talk

    Wowza Tsunami, it's been awhile since I showed up here, had no idea of your OPM difficulties. Congratulations on your successful persistance and determination to get them sorted out. I'm making...
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    Re: Email From the TSP

    I remember the phone system and once a month by the 15th rulz well, very well. back in the day when I was so young and clueless about market. I had the concept of periodic rebalancing operating back...
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    Re: How Long Will You Live?

    3 of 4 grandparents made it into their 90s, a great grandmother also. One of them even made it to 105. Parents and their siblings in their mid-80s. I'd rather plan conservatively so as to not run...
  15. Thread: TSP Poker Club

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    Re: TSP Poker Club

    I had an even better excuse last night for missing the game. see pm. enough excitement had already happened for one weekend. Can only hope no repeats of last weekend for rest of the winter, at...
  16. Thread: TSP Poker Club

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    Re: TSP Poker Club

    I am sooo out of practice, I plumb forgot about game time tonight. Will have to work at remembering. Does Prevagen help?
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    Re: Cactus' Account Talk

    I had considered most aspects noted in that article, but one caught me unawares. subject of beneficiaries. My sibling and/or siblings' kids would get a large unexpected tax burden dumped on them if...
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    Re: tsptalk's Market Talk

    Don't think anyone saying goods are not moving, just much lower volumes moving. consumers subsisting on debt getting tapped out on their cc's. I made a train traffic comment back years ago, circa...
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    Re: tsptalk's Market Talk

    I'm a train transport observer, myself. I've never seen so many empty railcars, trainloads of them, parked on sidings in the middle of nowhere, out of sight out of mind of general public. Been...
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    Re: alevin's account talk

    thanks for the kind words Scout. I was hoping to be retired before faced eldercare, but you know the old sayings have been around a long long time because they are based in reality. Life happens...
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    Re: alevin's account talk

    Wow, so much has happened since last posted in this poor neglected thread. Lost my dad summer 2018, complications from a fall backwards down the stairs of their house right in front of me while I...
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    Re: Retirement by Location

    I love the SmartAsset site. been studying it for awhile. btw, I'm back! been way tooo long. feels great.
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    Re: DreamboatAnnie's Account Talk

    Bama, you would have to wait til you decide it's time to draw SS, before the referenced NARFE article would have much value for you. basically, the more taxable non-SS
    income you have, the greater...
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    Re: DreamboatAnnie's Account Talk

    Enjoyed exploring the dtnpf.com link, dba. A new one for me. good info there on farm finance, helpful for future retiree minifarm calculations. tip of the hat to ya! Fyi all, got my dad's new NARFE...
  25. Thread: TSP Poker Club

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    Re: TSP Poker Club

    Have I been awol lately or what? PO, welcome to the sharkpool, finally! Not sure will be able to play this week, current connection very spotty. Next week will be using different provider if all goes...
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