Health Savings Account Awesomeness This Open Season
I have written before about Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and how wonderful they are, but with open season on the horizon I thought it was time to freshen up on our HSA knowledge.
It's Time For a TSP Conversion
Everyone loves tax free money, but sometimes it’s hard to pay more today for a future benefit. Roth conversions definitely fall in the camp of
What Happens to TSP When You Turn 70?
Most people are aware that they will be required to take money out of their qualified accounts when they get older. But as with anything in life, the timing is what matters
4 Things to Know About Your FERS Annuity
The FERS annuity is the foundation of the federal employee retirement plan. While some federal employees may know how to calculate their FERS annuity, I have found that
Save Tax $$ By Bunching Deductions
If you knew how to potentially save a couple thousand dollars a year, would you do it? If yes, then I would recommend looking in to bunching your expenses.
Is Dave Ramsey Right?
Dave Ramsey is a household name when it comes to teaching finance. He gives a lot of advice on various financial topics, but should we take what he says to the bank?
How High Income Earners Can Save on the Cost of College
Paying for college can easily be one of the biggest expenses that parents will incur during their lifetimes
The Biggest Retirement Fear
Many studies about retirement fears show that retirees’ biggest fear is running out of money. Running out of money as a valid fear for retirees, but should it be a valid fear for federal retirees?
Choosing the Correct Survivor Annuity
Retirement and life insurance aren’t commonly thought of together, yet that is exactly what the survivor annuity is. The FERS survivor annuity (SA) is an option
Let's Be Real About What Advisors Actually Do
I receive emails weekly asking what I do and how I get paid for writing these blog posts. Others contact me under the belief that I am a federal employee who
How Retirement Income is Different Than Your Paycheck
Money is just money, right? Well, not exactly when it comes to retirement income. It’s not as straightforward as you would think. There are a number of things different about retirement income
A Taxable Account Makes Sense
Ask a high income earner what their biggest financial concern is and they’ll likely say that taxes are one of their biggest financial concerns. Accounts like a Traditional IRA, 401k, 403b, deferred comp and