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November 21
Santa is coming early this year?
by  United States - Ohio Scarfinger | 1 Comment

With headlines from Bloomberg like "Corporate America Is Having Its Best Earnings Season in 13 Years", a potential tax change that's favorable for businesses? and black Friday sales starting earlier and earlier...

My guess is Santa will come early this year. Fingers crossed X

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November 21
The S fund is on fire!
by  United States Thirty3 | 18 Comments

This is the “Santa Clause” rally i spoke about in October




November 21
Anyone Using the 72t Life Expectancy Withdrawal Option?
by  United States ksmoly04 | 6 Comments

So I've been researching federal retirement, and wanted to see if anyone here had retired prior to their MRA and/or Age 59.5 and has elected to access their TSP fund through the 72t provision that makes substantially equal periodic payments?

In other words, who's the youngest federal retiree? Anyone under 50?




November 20
Post-retirement withdrawal question
by  United States henrysmom | 14 Comments

Good afternoon! I would like some clarification (and advice) regarding my post-retirement withdrawals.

I will be retiring in a year and will be 60 years old. I have both a Traditional and Roth TSP. My plan (my desire!) is to somehow withdrawal small amounts, whether based on an annual or monthly election to live on. I would like to withdraw this from just my Traditional account and leave the Roth alone for a while.

Question, is it true that I have to take these withdrawals equally from both Traditional and Roth? I do not have any outside IRAs, although I do have a sizable taxable account at Vanguard. I could open IRA if necessary.

Can you please give me some advice? I didn't see that the bill passed today addressed this. FWIW, I now max out my TSP + catch up, but only into Roth. Thanks!




November 20
New Rules TSP
by  United States spooner4 | 6 Comments

TSP Withdrawal Options Bill Becomes Law

On November 17, 2017, President Trump signed into law the TSP Modernization Act of 2017, which will provide TSP participants with more flexible withdrawal options. The law eliminates the statutory prohibition on multiple post-separation withdrawals and multiple age-based withdrawals while a participant is still working. It also removes the restriction that participants cannot take partial post-separation withdrawals if they’ve already taken an age-based in-service withdrawal. Though it has no effect on required minimum distributions mandated by the Internal Revenue Code, the law also allows separated participants who are over age 70½ to remain in the TSP, eliminating the requirement to make a withdrawal election on an entire account balance. Participants will also be able to stop monthly payments, change payment frequency, or elect to purchase an annuity while receiving monthly payments.
The Executive Director of the FRTIB has the authority to establish parameters regarding this new ability to take multiple withdrawals, and the law gives the FRTIB up to two years to make the regulatory and operational changes necessary to enact these changes.




November 20
Still figuring things out
by  United States cswift01 | 1 Comment

So, I would consider myself quite a nooby when it comes to investing (outside of TSP). I am continually finding gems of information. I have already posted one link to some excellent data on small cap investments. This one is a conglomeration of small, mid and large. Check out the mid growth!

http://www.etf.com/publications/journal ... nopaging=1

Anyway, this reminds me that not all books are equal to their covers. One value investing index is entirely different from the other.

I hope someone enjoys the read as much as I have.

Enjoy.

Best,

Me




November 19
Equivalent Dow Jones fund that is similar to C fund.
by  United States tsptap1234 | 18 Comments

I'm making investment on some of my saving money. I try to follow daily strategy and have individual investment account with Robinhood. They offer free trades with a catch that they don't have C (DWCPF). They have IYM, IYE, IYF

Anyone has experience with Dow Jones stock? I am looking for a stock that have similar patterns.


Thank




 
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