State-By-State Income Tax Treatment Report Released for Federal Retirees
Which states have exemptions for civil service annuities or Social Security? Which have no personal income tax? [ MORE ]

Reasons (Besides Tax Rates) to Convert Traditional IRAs to Roth IRAs
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner - April 21, 2016
Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses why besides trying to estimate one's future tax bracket and saving on taxes, there are other practical reasons to convert a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA [ MORE ]

8 Strategies for Federal Employees Planning to Retire in the Next 5 Years
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
For many federal employees, their retirement date comes sooner than they may have expected and before they may have had a chance to fully prepare. Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, outlines the most common areas that need to be addressed by federal employees who plan to retire within the next five years [ MORE ]

Understanding Your TSP Minimum Distributions
L. Ron Blair, CFP® - April 15, 2016
The author highlights commonly misunderstood information about the Thrift Saving Plan's Roth option required minimum distributions [ MORE ]

New 'Conflict of Interest' Rule Could Affect Financial Advice Given To TSP Investors
The final rule from the Labor Department require all who provide investment advice to retirement plans and IRAs abide by a "fiduciary" standard [ MORE ]

Tax Consequences of TSP Withdrawals: Traditional and Roth
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Federal benefits and tax expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses how the tax treatment of a Thrift Savings Plan participant's withdrawal depends in part on the "type" of money that the participant has in their TSP account -- a traditional (non-Roth) TSP balance, a Roth TSP balance, or both [ MORE ]

Three Extra Days to File Taxes in 2016
Americans nation-wide will get three extra days to file and pay taxes this year due to a holiday in the District of Columbia [ MORE ]

Of the Chasm Between Theory and Practicality in Three Elements Concerning Federal Disability Retirement
Robert R. McGill, Esquire - April 05, 2016
The author discusses what makes for an effective federal disability retirement application [ MORE ]

Considerations for Choosing the Traditional TSP or the Roth TSP
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Which TSP account is better suited for your needs? Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses some considerations for federal employees in choosing to contribute to the traditional TSP or the Roth TSP option [ MORE ]

First IRA Required Minimum Distribution Deadline is April 1 for Some Federal Employees
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner - March 29, 2016
Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses the rules for traditional IRAs and how they affect federal employees older than age 70 [ MORE ]

Federal Employee Identity Theft: The Next Target
Jeff Roediger - March 25, 2016
With your medical identity, a thief can file claims with your insurance provider that are eventually billed to you or your medical insurance provider [ MORE ]

OPM Issues Guidance on 2016 FEGLI Open Season
Frequently asked questions are answered for the rare Federal Employees' Group Life open season [ MORE ]

Senate Bill Provides 5.3% Pay Raise
If passed, federal employees would get a 3.9 percent raise plus a 1.4 percent increase in locality pay starting in January 2017 [ MORE ]

OPM Offers Webinar for Federal Employees with Adult Dependent Care Responsibilities
The event is open to all interested federal employees and HR specialists [ MORE ]

Tax-Filing Season Is a Good Time to Review Roth IRA Strategies
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner - March 17, 2016
Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses several strategies: Roth IRA contributions, Roth IRA conversions, Roth IRA recharacterizations and "backdoor" Roth IRA conversions [ MORE ]

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