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    Phased Retirement Guide

    Just received this from Fedweek.

    Download Now: Federal Employee's Guide to Phased Retirement!


    Ever wish you could ease out of your federal job and into retirement instead of abruptly dropping...
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    Re: Swsop's Account Talk

    Wow nice to be back, lots of changes to the site and it just might take some time for me to get used to again. Thanks Tom for the wakeup call email about still being around. Looking forwarded to...
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    FERS Retirement NEWS

    Has anyone heard any news on this? My supervisor just emailed this out for anyone who is able to retire under FERS!!!!

    The supplemental that you usually receive until the age of 62 will stop at...
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    Playing The Point Spread

    January 18, 2008 (Retirement & Financial Planning Report)

    If you refinanced your mortgage last year, review your settlement
    papers as you get ready to file your 2007 tax return. Any points ...
  5. Thread: Tax Report

    by swsop
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    Tax Report

    Changes for 2008 Help
    Higher-Income Taxpayers
    By TOM HERMAN

    Upper-income taxpayers stand to benefit the most from tax-law changes that became effective Jan. 1, including one that will allow...
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    High-Risk Retirement Portfolio

    High-Risk Retirement Portfolio Not Always Taboo
    by Eric Petroff

    When it comes to risk planning in investments, especially in retirement, take care not to go about it the wrong way. Don't make...
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    Best insurance moves to make in 2008

    Overall Review your coverage:

    Whether it's home, life, auto or health, you want to take a good look at what you're buying before you renew. Companies often make changes from year to year. Look...
  8. Thread: Save on Gas

    by swsop
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    Save on Gas

    WHILE CONGRESS DEBATES whether to send consumers $100 gasoline rebate checks or temporarily suspend the 18.4-cent federal gas tax, it's up to you to fill your tank for less. With prices topping $2.92...
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    Thrift Savings Plan Growing and Changing

    Tuesday, January 8, 2008

    At the Thrift Savings Plan, 2007 was a year of growth and 2008 looks like a year of change.

    The TSP's stock, bond and government securities funds posted gains in 2007....
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    Re: News about Federal Employees

    New Policy in Place for Civilian Pay Raises at Defense

    By Stephen Barr
    Friday, January 4, 2008

    It's a new year and there's a new pay policy at the Defense Department.

    About 100,000 civil...
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    Re: Explanation & Excuses From Tsp.gov

    TSP Explains New Limits on Transfers
    Jan 02, 2008
    TSP Explains New Limits on Transfers
    The TSP has put out this summary on its decision to impose new limits on the number of interfund transfers...
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    Contributions for TSP Investors Staying Same

    The IRS-imposed dollar limit on allowable individual contributions the TSP
    will stay in 2008 at the $15,500 limit applying in 2007. Those under the FERS
    system should make sure to structure their...
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    Protecting Your Nest Egg in a Recession

    Anyone nearing retirement is old enough to remember the recession of 2001.
    While the experts were debating whether the country really was in a recession -- and if so, when it would bottom out and...
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    6 Moves for a Prosperous New Year

    What should I be doing now to get my finances on track for 2008?

    Now is the perfect time to get your financial house in order. You may be flush with cash from holiday gifts and a raise or bonus at...
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    Re: A Time To Buy/And A Time To Sell

    Full Newletter
    http://www.fedweek.com/content/rc/index.php
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    Re: A Time To Buy/And A Time To Sell

    Rod,

    Sorry, there was no link in the news letter about the article. It was in my Retirement & Financial Planning Report Issue. So I copy and paste the article on TSPtalk MB. But the website...
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    A Time To Buy/And A Time To Sell

    A Time To Buy

    Don't invest in mutual funds just before a capital gains distribution,
    which usually occurs near year-end. If you do, you'll get a partial
    return of capital, along with a tax...
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    Making the Old Year Pay Off in the New

    Apparently, compensation plans can do odd things to the stock market.
    Consider the January Effect, a market trend in which small-cap stocks start to rise in value at the end of December and continue...
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    100,000 Workers Face Furlough At Pentagon

    Washington Times
    December 14, 2007

    100,000 Workers Face Furlough At Pentagon
    Democratic leaders urged to OK funds
    By S.A. Miller and Sara A. Carter, Washington Times

    Pentagon...
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    Differences for CSRS, FERS Retirees

    Those retired under CSRS will get the full adjustment, while those
    retired under FERS and who are eligible for COLAs--in most cases,
    not until age 62--will get 2.0 percent on their civil service ...
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    TSP Limits Won't Change

    FEDweek Weekly

    The IRS has announced that investment limits on tax-favored retirement
    savings plans such as the TSP will remain unchanged in 2008. That means
    cap on regular contributions by...
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    Time Running Short to Adjust TSP Investing

    With the end of the calendar year nearing, time is running short for
    higher-paid FERS employees to make sure they will receive the maximum
    government contributions toward their TSP accounts for...
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    Retiree Pension Raises Vary by System

    Thursday, October 18, 2007 - By Stephen Barr
    Federal Diary


    It's COLA season, and if you're a federal retiree, how much your pension increases depends on which retirement system you're in.
    ...
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    Swsop's Account Talk

    Hello fellow TSP Talk Members!

    I have decided to start an account talk now that there’s going to be a paid subscriber board where the paid subscriber can have an open discussion about how, why and...
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    Re: Pyriel Account Talk

    Pyriel,

    Nice to here from you. I was just reminding Tom about the good old days when we first got started. I am glad that you are still around. I missed your wisdom in Real Estate.

    Good luck...
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