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Dallen Haws

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States That Won’t Tax Your Federal Retirement Income

States levy three main types of taxes: income tax, sales tax, and property tax. You should understand all three and the impact they will have on your savings.

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Don’t Make These TSP Withdrawal Mistakes

Saving enough for retirement is like climbing Mount Everest: Getting to the top is an incredible feat but once you get there, you have to come down. That’s the really dangerous part.

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3 Dumb Reasons to Take Social Security at 62

It is critical to make financial decisions based on facts, not fear or misinformation.

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The Downside of Investing in the TSP's Lifecycle Funds

Many know they should invest more conservatively as they approach retirement, but investing too conservatively can be dangerous if you don’t want to run out of money.

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Why You Should Reconsider Your Current FEHBP Health Plan

Most people just stick with the plan they’ve had for years but that could be a costly mistake, especially during a pandemic.

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The G Fund Has Seen Better Days

It’s important to know what the investment can do for you—and what it can’t.

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Your Tax Bill Is On Sale, But Probably Not for Long

Federal employees shouldn’t overlook the potential advantages of investing in a Roth TSP or Roth IRA.

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The 8 Most Important Birthdays for Feds

Think now about these milestones—it could make a world of difference as you approach your next stage of life.

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For Feds, Net Worth Is More Important Than Income

There are many stories of federal employees who don’t have 6-figure incomes yet still manage to build considerable wealth.

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How to Know if You’re Contributing Enough to the TSP

For some people, $100,000 may be enough; for others, $2 million may not be enough.

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Why You Should Strive for Average — With the TSP at Least

When it comes to your retirement investments, “average” can be extraordinary.