Browsing: G Fund

Q. I am 62 and plan on retiring in the next few months. My goal is to have $4000 per month after taxes in retirement income. My FERS annuity and Social Security get me to about $4100, pre-tax. I have $350,000 in my TSP. I figure that if I can take out a partial withdrawal of $50,000 for emergency funds and liquidity purposes, stay invested in the G Fund with the remainder, take equal monthly payments of $1300 and meet my post-tax income goal, then my TSP should last at least until I’m 87, when I don’t expect to need it…

Q. I became a federal employee in August 2012. Until recently, I was only contributing three percent of my income, but I was recently promoted and am able to contribute five percent. I have approximately $10,000 in my TSP and would like to retire in about 27 years (at which point, I will be 67). I’ve been contributing 95 percent to the 2040 plan and an additional five percent to the G Fund. Is this too conservative? The TSP is the only retirement account I have. Given the current market climate, what should my fund allocations be? My current salary is $63,722. I hope…

Q. I am not a government employee with almost eight years of civil service completed, and 100 percent of what I invest goes into the G Fund. I’m 37 years old. I started investing later, so I am behind, with a current balance of $11,000. Which fund should I have my money going into? I don’t want to work until I’m 70 because I failed to invest properly. I want to see my money grow so that when I do retire, I am comfortable.

Q. I just read in Federal Times online that the TSP G Fund might be cut out completely. I am 100 percent invested in it. I have about 6-7 years until I retire. I have $68,000 in it currently. I cannot afford for that to be taken away from me. What happens to my money if Congress gets rid of it? Do I lose all my money?

Q. When I retired 5 years ago, I transferred all of my savings to the L Fund that was close to my life expectancy. I’ll be required to start withdrawing the RMD in 2018. With all of the uncertainty going on with the stock market, should I move the money I have left to the safe G Fund or stick with the L Fund for the long run?

Q. I am a federal employee and have been eligible to retire for a while, but I wasn’t ready until now. Within nine months I will have retired. I am one that converted way back when from CSRS to FERS. I am 67 and a half years old (already drawing my SSA, which I started at 65 when I reached 100 percent) and will be 68 and a half years old when I retire. Within 2 years after retiring, I will be required to start taking my minimum withdrawals. Several things: I am concerned with the recent money market fluctuations and…

Q. I plan to retire in 3 years. I have about $500,000 in the TSP. Currently I have the balance in the G fund because I feel pretty conservative as I approach retirement with that amount of money and don’t want to lose it. However, I am continuing to invest new contributions in the C, S and I funds. Does that make sense?

Q. I will be 64 when I retire [Dec. 31, 2016]. I will have a mortgage of about $106,000 at 3.25% interest.  The state in which I live does not have state tax. My TSP should have about $157,585 when I retire. Should I take a lump sum payment and pay off my house or roll over the money into a Roth IRA? What is the tax rate the government would charge if I take a lump sum when I retire?

Q. I am eligible to retire next year at age 50 as a law enforcement officer under FERS. I plan on taking life expectancy payments from my TSP/401(k) as soon as I retire. If, upon retirement, I elect to transfer my TSP balance to a company like Vanguard, will I still be able to withdraw life expectancy payments from Vanguard and avoid the 10 percent early withdrawal penalty?

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