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Posted on Friday, 13th May 2022 by Dennis Damp

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The TSP is updating their website and adding new investment choices. A short summary follows along with steps to take now that will familiarize you with the pending changes. If you were planning to initiate a new withdrawal or any changes to your investments from May 26th through the first week of June, you won’t […]

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Posted on Friday, 6th May 2022 by Dennis Damp

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Wild stock market swings and volatility in all sectors is causing investors to pause. Our retirement accounts are on the block and as inflation continues on its rampage, investors seek safe harbors to wait out the storm. Unfortunately, we are in for quite a ride. Our recent trip down south was an eyeopener every time […]

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Posted on Friday, 8th April 2022 by Dennis Damp

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It’s impossible to time the market. One of the financial advisers I talked with years ago asked me this question: “Who are you investing for?” He suggested being more aggressive if you don’t require your investments to live on in retirement or investing primarily for your heirs. The market ultimately increases over time. The S&P […]

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Posted on Friday, 25th March 2022 by Dennis Damp

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Investment Rates Updated 5/22/2022 Currently, even after the recent Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike, my bank reduced their savings rate from .05% to .04%!  Makes no sense except for the banks, they loan our money out at much higher rates and we fund their huge profits. Bank CEOs brag about their astronomical client deposits and […]

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Posted on Friday, 4th March 2022 by Dennis Damp

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Everyone must prepare to maintain their standard of living in retirement.  Retirees from all sectors and those still working feel the wrath of this unrelenting force that constantly impacts our day to day lives. The progression of this financial endemic (inflation) is always upon us. At times, and when the economy is on a sound […]

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Posted on Thursday, 3rd February 2022 by Dennis Damp

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Good news for those wanting more investment options. The TSP plans to add a mutual fund window as early as this summer. A welcomed addition from my perspective. The proposed rule was posted on the Federal Register January 26, 2022. Comments must be received on or before March 28, 2022.   Congress passed legislation in […]

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Posted on Friday, 17th December 2021 by Dennis Damp

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My previous article, “Required Minimum Distributions (RMDS) – Are Your Ready,” received considerable interest. I stated, “Many are confused by the Required Minimum Distribution (RDM) requirement for ROTH accounts and how this works. According to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), the entire account balance, Traditional and ROTH, on December 31st of each year is used […]

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Posted on Friday, 3rd December 2021 by Dennis Damp

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I’ve written a number of articles over the years on conservative investment strategies and often mentioned just how attractive I Savings Bonds are. A great overall investment; anyone purchasing I bonds between last November though next April will earn an astonishing 7.12% on their investment the first 6 months they own them. The rate changes […]

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