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5 Questions to Ask Before Transferring IRA and Retirement Funds To and From the Traditional TSP
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, presents five questions that TSP participants should ask before transferring traditional IRA and qualified pension funds to and from the traditional TSP . . . more
Senate Committee Approves Bill to Stop Wasteful Federal Employee Bonuses
June 29, 2015
The bipartisan legislation would prohibit bonuses for federal employees who engaged in misconduct or have violated the law . . . more
Largest Federal Employee Union Demands Lifetime Credit Monitoring in Wake of Data Breach
June 24, 2015
The union is urging the Obama administration to take immediate steps to rectify a series of failed responses to the massive data breach of millions of federal personnel records . . . more
Congratulations Graduates! Now Comes Your Final Test: How to Manage Your Finances
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Many federal employees have children who have recently graduated from college. Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, provides some recommended steps for recent graduates and newly-hired employees to best manage their finances . . . more
NARFE Urges Congress to Support Proposed Rule Protecting TSP Participants
June 18, 2015
The Conflict of Interest Rule proposes to increase consumer protections when getting retirement advice for employee benefit plan participants, beneficiaries and IRA owners . . . more
Bill Would Punish Fraudulent Use of Federal Retirement Benefits
June 16, 2015
If passed, the legislation would crack down on federal retirement benefit fraud and misuse . . . more
Air Force Announces 3rd Round of Early Retirement Offers for Civilian Employees
June 15, 2015
Applicants approved for this final round of fiscal year VERA/VSIP programs must separate no later than Sept. 30 . . . more
How To Make Your Money Last Through Retirement
June 10, 2015
How withdrawal rates, asset allocation, Social Security decisions, and long-term-care insurance factor into portfolio sustainability . . . more
Many Individuals and Financial Advisors Confused on the Once-Per-Year IRA Rollover Rule
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Many individual retirement arrangement (IRA) owners and financial advisors are still unfamiliar or perhaps unaware of the once-per-year IRA rollover rule that took effect Jan. 1, 2015. Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses the severe tax consequences of violating this rule . . . more
Thrift Savings Plan Returns: Monthly and Annual - G, F, C, S, I and L Funds Updated: June 2, 2015
View the latest Thrift Savings Plan returns . . . more
FAQs for Continuing FEHB Coverage into Retirement
June 2, 2015
The Office of Personnel Management has released several frequently asked questions regarding continuing the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program into retirement . . . more
AFGE: Locality Pay Increase for 13 New Cities in 2016
May 27, 2015
In a meeting with the an Office of Management and Budget official last week, the American Federation of Government Employees received assurances that new pay localities will be established in January . . . more
Q & A for FEHB Self-Plus-One Enrollment Option
May 27, 2015
The Office of Personnel Management released a "questions and answers" bulletin regarding the new self-plus-one enrollment option under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program . . . more
Postponing IRA Contributions Results in Lost Retirement Savings
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, explains the effect of postponing of one's IRA contributions has in the amount of total retirement savings will have at the end of one's working career and at the start of retirement. Other opportunities for enhancing IRAs are also discussed . . . more
Bill Seeks to Reduce FEHBP Prescription Drug Costs
May 20, 2015
The bill would improve federal oversight of the prescription drug benefits available to federal workers, retirees, and their families through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program . . . more
Congressman Introduces Gender Diversity Investment Act for Thrift Savings Plan
May 20, 2015
The bill would provide federal workers the opportunity to invest their retirement savings in companies that demonstrate a strong commitment to gender diversity and women's economic empowerment . . . more
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Recent Articles & Resources
 5 Questions to Ask Before Transferring IRA and Retirement Funds To and From the Traditional TSP
 Senate Committee Approves Bill to Stop Wasteful Federal Employee Bonuses
 Largest Federal Employee Union Demands Lifetime Credit Monitoring in Wake of Data Breach
 Congratulations Graduates! Now Comes Your Final Test: How to Manage Your Finances
 NARFE Urges Congress to Support Proposed Rule Protecting TSP Participants

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