Browsing Archive October, 2012
Combat Zone Contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan
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Combat Zone Contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan

    A reader asks: "When does it make sense to make tax-exempt TSP contributions (contributions while in a combat zone)? I already max out my Roth IRA ($5,000) and hit my traditional & Roth TSP contribution limit ($17,000), but I can also contribute an additional $33,000 of tax-exempt combat ...

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How much cash in a retirement portfolio?
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How much cash in a retirement portfolio?

    An Early-Retirement.org reader asks: I'm researching how much cash to set aside (likely in a money market and CDs) to weather any market downturns. I've seen everything from six years to two years. I'm considering 3-4 years for enough to weather almost any large downturn but also to not keep too ...

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Navy Reserve Retirement Credit for ROTC Summer Training
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Navy Reserve Retirement Credit for ROTC Summer Training

  Today's post answers a question from a Navy Reserve reader. I try to balance out the topics, questions, and reader stories in The Military Guide to apply to all the services. However, this is a niche topic that I've seen cause a lot of unhappy faces in Navy Reserve units all over the country. So if you're ...

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