Q. I am a couple of years from retiring. Do you have any recommendations on investing in annuities? Should a person remain in the TSP throughout retirement?
Q. I am 56 with 30 years of federal service, planning to retire in 2020. Currently I invest in L2020. I don’t know if it’s too late to attempt higher returns, maybe moving to L2030. What do you advise?
Q. I am planning to separate from the U.S. Postal Service and would prefer a full withdrawal of my TSP balance. I have an outstanding loan that I cannot pay off and would prefer to just pay the taxes and any penalty. Do I have to wait the full 90 days for this loan to go into default, or can I request that an immediate taxable distribution be declared and have the loan closed? When the loan is closed, do I need to pay the taxes/penalties then or would I just declare them when I file my taxes at year…
Q. Besides the $18,500 and $5,000 “catch-up” (if at least age 50) 2018 contribution maximums to the TSP 403(b), can one contribute money beyond these two amounts in the form of after-tax non-matched contributions? At the TSP website it states as follows for the “Annual Addition Limit” of $55,000 per IRC Section 415(c): “An additional limit imposed on the total amount of all contributions made on behalf of an employee in a calendar year. This limit is per employer and includes employee contributions (tax-deferred, after-tax, and tax-exempt), Agency/Service Automatic (1%) Contributions, and Matching Contributions. For 415(c) purposes, working for multiple Federal agencies or…
Q. I am considering taking a position where I would be a re-employed annuitant and covered under a dual comp wavier. As my income looks like it would be over the limit for an IRA, what are the best ways I could continue to save for retirement while I am a reemployed annuitant and then roll those savings into the TSP?
Q. I am 57 years old and plan to retire from the federal civil service in 4-5 years with 23 years. About a year ago I significantly reduced the amount going to the G Fund and significantly increased the amount going into the C Fund. The changes have resulted in a current balance of 50 percent G Fund and 50 percent C Fund. Previous to the changes, I had a much larger percentage in the G Fund. I realize I am not diversified as I probably should be. Any recommendations for reallocating my TSP?
Q. I have all of my funds allocated to the G Fund and would like to diversify my account. I changed my allocation to 100 percent G Fund in June 2016 when markets were dropping, with the intention of rediversifying at some point. With the markets continued rise, I am afraid now that I will lose money if I tried to convert now since I would be buying in at a higher amount. The loss from the conversion may be worse than the gain of increased returns from the other investment options. What are your recommendations?
Q. There is a lot of information on sites regarding how to convert traditional TSP funds to a Roth IRA – and how to transfer Roth 401(k), Roth 403(b) and Roth 457(b) into the Roth TSP – but I can’t seem to find anything about transferring Roth TSP funds to a Roth IRA. I am told that this can be done (Roth to Roth), but can’t find anything definitive on it, or what form to use to do it.