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by Swee'pea
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Can an inherited TSP be transferred to an inherited Roth IRA?]
Replies: 15
Views: 1253

Re: [Can an inherited TSP be transferred to an inherited Roth IRA?]

Interesting question. I am collecting information on the TSP for my eventual beneficiary(ies). I agree that an inherited traditional TSP account can be transferred to an inherited traditional IRA (and Roth to Roth), but an inherited traditional to Roth conversion is not allowed. In addition, be awar...
by Swee'pea
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Rice & Beans [limiting food expenses]
Replies: 96
Views: 14190

Re: Rice & Beans [limiting food expenses]

I hope the OP is doing well.

For anyone interested in low cost healthy meals, this cookbook received good reviews and the pdf is free.
https://books.leannebrown.com/good-and-cheap.pdf
by Swee'pea
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Parents in a tough situation for retirement
Replies: 117
Views: 13610

Re: Parents in a tough situation for retirement

Pardon if this has already been mentioned. You (and your brother) could offer to pay for an independent, fee only financial advisor to review their situation and prepare a plan. They should receive a report of the outcomes of alternative SS claiming strategies and much more. At least this would make...
by Swee'pea
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2021!
Replies: 68
Views: 8305

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2021!

I am glad for the opportunity to anchor my retirement plan to a date - May 31, 2021 (age 62). This is possible because of information provided by the generous Boglehead community. The wiki, posts and tools helped us achieve financial peace, confidence and independence. We look forward to the new cha...
by Swee'pea
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coffee Makers
Replies: 55
Views: 3428

Re: Coffee Makers

Another bonus for making coffee and tea at home - the coffee grounds, tea leaves, and paper filters are excellent additions to a garden compost pile. DH and I use a french press and coffee beans from a local roaster. And (slightly off topic) we use loose leaf tea from the Upton Tea Co. This was a Bo...
by Swee'pea
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: TSP Roth vs Traditional
Replies: 18
Views: 1336

Re: TSP Roth vs Traditional

If you have no money in the Roth TSP, I suggest that you make at least one contribution to the Roth this year. This starts the five year clock. Then change your contributions back to the traditional TSP for as long as that works best in your situation. As others have explained, everyone's situation ...
by Swee'pea
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Social Security survivorship question
Replies: 22
Views: 2551

Re: Social Security survivorship question

I am interested in this question since I am writing out our retirement plan and including information that will inform our SS claiming strategy. Neither of us is eligible yet, but we plan for the lower earning person to take their own (reduced) SS benefit early and the higher income spouse to wait u...
by Swee'pea
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Advice on moving to Pennsylvania
Replies: 53
Views: 4478

Re: Advice on moving to Pennsylvania

Just a comment on your change in employment - if you are close to a milestone in federal service, you might want to explore federal job openings in your new location. I'm thinking of considerations such as vesting in the pension system (generally five years) and vesting in the government's 1% TSP co...
by Swee'pea
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: French movies on Netflix
Replies: 40
Views: 3017

Re: French movies on Netflix

Thanks for reminding me how much I enjoyed Diva (1981). This may not suit you since it is rated R and (only?) available thru the DVD rental service. I'm going to dig out my old copy and re-watch it.
by Swee'pea
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Funniest movies of all time? Name five of your favorites...
Replies: 220
Views: 32828

Re: Funniest movies of all time? Name five of your favorites...

A vote for -
The Impostors (Stanley Tucci, Oliver Platt)

and, inexplicably,
Mystery Men (“See now, this is why mad scientists are generally less desirable than your common or garden variety scientist.”)
by Swee'pea
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: One book for my neice, a young mom.
Replies: 20
Views: 1445

Re: One book for my neice, a young mom.

I gave my niece "Smart and Simple Financial Strategies for Busy People" by Jane Bryant Quinn.