Retirement

Four Awesome Things About the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

Four Awesome Things About the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

The Awesomeness of the TSP The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a defined-contribution savings plan. English please. In plain language that means it’s a plan that both you and your employer can contribute to. How much you accumulate in your TSP will depend solely on […]

A Walk Down Memory Lane: My Social Security Earnings History

A Walk Down Memory Lane: My Social Security Earnings History

High on my list of things I’m not currently concerned about is my future social security benefit.  I’m usually only thinking about it as I frown while viewing my paycheck and see the FICA-social security and FICA-Medicare tax deductions or when I hear politicians angrily […]

That One Time I Lost (and Found) $50,000

That One Time I Lost (and Found) $50,000

Retirement savings plans can sound like alphabet soup and with each PCS, I gained a new job and a new retirement savings plans; with another jumble of letters and numbers.  When I worked in the corporate world, I had had a 401(k) plan.  When I […]

I Took the Blended Retirement System OPT-IN Training and This is What I learned

I Took the Blended Retirement System OPT-IN Training and This is What I learned

  I took the Blended Retirement System OPT-IN Training and this is What I learned: You may have heard a thing or two about the new retirement system.  I wanted to know more info, so I took the Blended Retirement System Opt-In Course.  Jealous?  Well don’t […]