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Roth TSP debuts: Information and tips for federal employees
January 23, 2013

Most all TSP forms have been update atwww.tsp.gov with April 2012 dates.  It would be best to go down load the new forms. Roth TSP debuts: Information and tips for federal employees The Thrift Savings Plan Roth option launched May 7.* Certified Financial Planner Edward A. Zurndorfer offers some information…

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Roth TSP implementation date is May 7, 2012
January 23, 2013

Roth TSP implementation date is May 7, 2012 — Agencies and services can begin accepting elections for Roth (after-tax) contributions at that time. The Roth TSP feature will give participants greater flexibility in the tax treatment of their accounts. Roth contributions are tax-free when withdrawn; their earnings are also tax-free when…

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Retirement Planning for Federal Employees
January 23, 2013

By Jason Kay for FedSmith Federal employees are entitled to some of the very best in retirement options, but that also means that they are faced with many challenges when it comes to their retirement planning.     Retirement planning for Federal employees can be a lot more challenging versus retirement  planning…

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RETIREMENT AND THE ISSUES SURROUNDING A DIVORCED FEDERAL EMPLOYEE
January 23, 2013

By:  Richard S. Wetzler, J.D. Understanding the effects a divorce has on a federal employee’s retirement is important.  Three types of retirement plans that will be addressed are the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS), the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).  Federal Employee Retirement System…

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