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February 15
FY2019 Raise will be approved
by  United States Billionair | 23 Comments

Good Morning All,

Good news for the whole website. 1.9% pay raise going into effect, once the Bill is signed by our President. *edit* this is Retroactive, so this goes back to Pay Period 1 as well.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... 7c1173fe59

Also, there is a stand-alone bill for a 2.6% pay raise in the Senate. I doubt this will pass, as that would be a 4.5% raise for one year (1.9 + 2.6), but I left the Bill for your review.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-con ... 7D&s=6&r=5




February 14
Can We All Just Unionize Already?
by  United States sgtnichols | 28 Comments

Can we all agree to go on strike after the government reopens if we run into another government shutdown?

I'm tired of being treated like a political pawn while inflation gobbles up my paycheck.

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February 13
Magnetic Power of the 50-Day
by  United States Tomanyiron | 16 Comments

The 50-day is the most watched of all MAs. It and the 100- and 200-day moving averages are probably the most commonly found lines drawn on any trader’s charts. They are considered significant levels of support or resistance.

Through trial and error using various MAs, the 50 day Exponential Moving Average has shown me that there must be some magnetic power to it. Especially when the market is rallying. And maybe one of the best indicators of over-bought levels. A gauge for the too high, too fast. For DWCPF (S Fund) the magic number is somewhere around 40-45.

In an up-trending market, as prices climb, the 50-Day EMA climbs also. And with strong up-trends the space between price and the 50-Day will widen. However, price climbs to a certain height above the 50-day, and drops back down. Or starts zigzagging sideways until the 50-Day catches up.. There is magnetism to it. Some forces, I don’t know what, says, "Prices have climbed too high too fast, let’s ease off a little".

A two year chart from Oct 2016 to Oct 2018.

Imagehttp://schrts.co/qSyUDRdX

Now look at Oct until now. I thought Feb 5 would be the turning point, but the “The Powers That Be" said no. :?
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February 12
HELP!
by  Hungary Snapdragon | 20 Comments

My home ip address has been blocked for over a year. I have tried several times reaching out. Last month I sent a PM to Skie, Aitrus and TSPKing and didn't get a response from anyone. How do I get unblocked?




February 11
Home Budgeting...
by  United States mmmmmbeer | 5 Comments

For those of you interested in a monthly budget, you should really check out "Every Dollar" on the app or apple store. It's an electronic version of the Dave Ramsey zero based budget.

After this last shutdown, my wife (also a fed) and I realized we are really not maximizing our income. We have a little debt we need to wipe out and our fully funded emergency fund should have already been in place. Well... we had a pretty good wake up call with the shutdown and are "getting after it" now. This last shutdown shouldn't have even made us blink, but it did.

We downloaded the app (you can also sync a version on your laptop or home comp), worked up our February zero based budget and we're off to the races starting with our paychecks this week.




February 11
Buy and Hold.....Nah!
by  United States - Hawaii ProduceMan | 5 Comments

Real acct is 4.63% higher than buy and hold as of 7 Feb (since 2013).




February 08
Not Choosing Roth Can Cost You Thousands
by  United States sgtnichols | 16 Comments

When it comes to investing for your retirement in either a traditional IRA or Roth IRA, most folks oversimplify by calling one post-tax and the other pre-tax, respectively. There's more to it than that.

With a normal IRA you pay tax on the contribution AND the growth. With a Roth IRA, you pay tax ONLY on the contribution.

Because of this difference, traditional IRAs can cost you tens of thousands of dollars more in taxes over a lifetime. Be smart. Invest in a Roth IRA instead.

The same tax rules apply to traditional TSP and Roth TSP options.

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