Thrift Savings Plan Guidance for Federal Furlough


Thrift Savings Plan Guidance for Federal Furlough

I had a chance to tune in to the recent TSP podcast interview with the TSP Executive Director.  Here’s 6 more reasons to love TSP:

1.  TSP is always open for business, even during federal furloughs and shutdowns.  This is because TSP is funded by the (miniscule) fees from funds and contributions (from both Civilian and Active Duty participants. Continue reading



Navy Federal Credit Union Flagship Rewards Credit Card

Full Disclosure:  I have been a Navy Federal customer/member since 1989, and I carry the Flagship Rewards card in my wallet.  Navy Federal does not compensate me for content on this website.

Navy Federal Credit Union’s Flagship Rewards Card has been pretty darn good to me over the years – For a $49 annual fee I earn up to 2% on ALL purchases when points are used for travel.  The card also provides me with free Rental Car Insurance (which once saved my bacon when a Drunk and Stoned Driver crashed in to my parked rental car).  I also pay low fees when overseas, and I get all the perks of a Visa Signature card.

And now, the Navy Federal Flagship Rewards Visa Card just got better. Continue reading

Guide to FEHB Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC)

Guide to FEHB Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC)

Uncle Sam’s version of COBRA Health Care extension coverage is called Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC).

It’s run pretty much the same as a private sector COBRA plan (what you are offered if you resign or are terminated from a private sector employer).   Under COBRA, you can opt to continue with your (previouos) employer’s health care coverage for up to 180 days following separation, but you pay the full boat premium (your insurance premium, PLUS the employer’s share of the premium), PLUS an additional 2% administrative fee.

As a separated Federal Employee, here are Six Things You Must Know about TCC: Continue reading