Financial planning tips and strategies for new feds!

Monday - 8/11/2014, 8:48pm EDT

For Your Benefit

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August 11, 2014 -- This week on For Your Benefit, join host Bob Leins as he welcomes certified financial planner Nick Martinez to the studio, to discuss financial planning for new federal workers.

Nick and Bob discuss the best way to handle your finances, to establish goals and setup the framework for good financial decision-making during your career. They discuss some of the decisions and considerations that go into buying a home, saving for college, paying down debt... and saving for retirement!

Topics include:

  • Establishing Financial Goals
    • How to set goals that you can attain and when to "raise the bar."
  • Managing debt
    • Good debt versus bad debt
    • Loans
  • Roth versus Traditional TSP
  • TSP Overview
    • How to handle TSP funds
    • Should I contribute more to the TSP?
If you would like some help formulating a plan to save for the future, if you want suggestions to improve your current plan, if you have questions about what is right for you, or the best method to make your money work for you - listen to this show!