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by federal dinosaur
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Thrift Savings Plan Withdrawal Process
Replies: 22
Views: 1922

Re: Thrift Savings Plan Withdrawal Process

MichDad, Thank you for your update. The majority of my TSP balance is non-Roth. It's a damn shame that the folks managing the TSP cannot find/create an avenue for TSP account holders (retired or active fed employees) to "convert" TSP accounts from regular TSP over to Roth TSP .... whilst remaining i...
by federal dinosaur
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Federal Employees, leading up to retirement?
Replies: 117
Views: 11760

Re: Federal Employees, leading up to retirement?

Sick Leave balance/time is calculated in defining the FERS pension monthly benefit - - - > which results in a monetary value/per month for the remaining lifetime of the retired fed employee. Ask any boglehead about small, incremental savings over a remaining lifetime time period and whether that can...
by federal dinosaur
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard is requiring cell phone security codes - problem for international travel (UPDATE)
Replies: 65
Views: 6005

Re: Vanguard is requiring cell phone security codes - problem for international travel

I am also not pleased to be required to give up my cell phone number to enjoy a higher security level for Vanguard accounts. I inquired to V/G to see if they could offer a user option whereby the V/G user could still view the status of any/all V/G accounts via the internet, ..... but the ability to ...
by federal dinosaur
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What is/ was your career and would you recommend it now?
Replies: 484
Views: 55944

Re: What is/ was your career and would you recommend it now?

My career was aviation related, but I was a fed gov't employee. I worked w/many contractors who really knew their stuff and most of them were former FAA employees. I think I managed to hit the "sweet spot" in my chosen career. I am uncertain that the government will retain the prominent position tha...
by federal dinosaur
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Federal Employees, leading up to retirement?
Replies: 117
Views: 11760

Re: Federal Employees, leading up to retirement?

dm200..... as previously highlighted, the use of Sick Leave is part a federal employee's pension benefits. Sick Leave balance/time is calculated in defining the FERS pension monthly benefit which relates to a monetary value/per month for the remaining lifetime of the retired fed employee. Ask any bo...
by federal dinosaur
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!
Replies: 382
Views: 70033

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Add my name to this roll call. My current planning is to retire at the ripe old age of 62 in the August 2018 time frame. I am a fed gov't employee & FERS is my retirement system. I have steadily contributed to the TSP during the entirety of my federal career.
by federal dinosaur
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: fed employees & all the eggs in the TSP basket
Replies: 22
Views: 4284

fed employees & all the eggs in the TSP basket

I am a longtime fed employee and will be retiring (FERS) in 2018 at age 62. I have always contributed the maximum to my TSP account and picked the allocations I could tolerate with the C,S, and I funds. I managed to control my inclination to make changes to my TSP allocations back in 2008 and that h...
by federal dinosaur
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should federal employee communicate 18 months to retirement?
Replies: 44
Views: 4564

Re: Should federal employee communicate 18 months to retirement?

TimeRunner is correct and there is absolutely no need to be hasty or in a hurry. In the old days with Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), there was just the employee's decision for making the choice of what precise date you wanted to go. That is one of the great things about being a federal empl...
by federal dinosaur
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: To those with a pension...
Replies: 52
Views: 8849

Re: To those with a pension...

A. No B. Yes Federal employee here & still working. I am in FERS. I plan on working until 62, then move on. I like my job and I have been truly blessed to be able to work on a pretty complex system that many people use frequently (aviation related). There is much frustration though about the slow pa...
by federal dinosaur
Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: moving TSP funds at 59 & 1/2.... any advice?
Replies: 15
Views: 1647

Re: moving TSP funds at 59 & 1/2.... any advice?

rkhusky,
You are so right! Although I have not contributed to a Roth TSP, why shouldn't I have the option to convert my regular TSP to a Roth and remain in the TSP? Very frustrating.
by federal dinosaur
Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: moving TSP funds at 59 & 1/2.... any advice?
Replies: 15
Views: 1647

Re: moving TSP funds at 59 & 1/2.... any advice?

Thanks to all who replied. I will probably just leave things alone until I retire at age 62. At that time, I will likely move a portion of my TSP account over to VG. The portion left in the TSP will probably be my "boring" investments that involve low risk. I hope to take a bit more risk with the VG...
by federal dinosaur
Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: moving TSP funds at 59 & 1/2.... any advice?
Replies: 15
Views: 1647

moving TSP funds at 59 & 1/2.... any advice?

I am a FERS federal employee. I soon will be able to transfer a portion of my regular TSP account to an IRA because I will have reached the ripe old age of 59 & 1/2. Do we have any Bogleheads out there willing to share their experience in how they accomplished this action? Were there any pitfalls in...
by federal dinosaur
Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you love your job? What do you do?
Replies: 134
Views: 15957

Re: Do you love your job? What do you do?

I work for the taxpayers supporting a very complex aviation system (the maintenance side of the house, not Air Traffic control).
by federal dinosaur
Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is it time for me to find a new job?
Replies: 33
Views: 4695

Re: Is it time for me to find a new job?

I had to respond to reply from Draak in this thread....... "Start firing the incompetent & lazy workers." Sad to say (in my experience as a fed), that won't happen. There are motivated, talented individuals working for the federal government. There are also those who ride on the backs of those same ...
by federal dinosaur
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Non-retirees: Envisioning Retirement
Replies: 62
Views: 6769

Re: Non-retirees: Envisioning Retirement

Interesting subject. I am past the date of eligibility for retirement, but I do plan on working for two more years. I do believe that I am ready to retire financially. I just finished reading a book on adjusting to retirement that was recommended by a frequent poster on this forum. It is odd how men...
by federal dinosaur
Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: new post from an old fed
Replies: 2
Views: 768

new post from an old fed

Greetings Bogleheads! I have been reading posts to this forum for quite some time. I have become somewhat familiar with some of the "seasoned" contributors to this site. The advice given here is truly helpful. I appreciate that almost all the posts are considered thoughfully & snarky comments are fe...