Top Articles and Podcasts of 2023 ; image: graduate, coworkers talking, and scratching one's head
  • The most popular articles from 2023 – by “Benefits Ben,” Jennifer Meyer, and Ed Zurndorfer.
  • The most watched “FedLIfe” and “Fed15” podcast episodes on YouTube
  • And lastly, federal pay raise updates and our most taken quiz

Top “FEDZONE” Article

“SECURE Act 2.0 Allows for Rollover of Unused 529 Plan Funds to a Roth IRA” by Ed Zurndorfer

The SECURE Act 2.0 made a lot changes that could impact your financial strategy, including being able to rollover unused 529 money into a Roth IRA.

Top “FedLife” Podcast Episode

“FedLife Podcast: Disability Retirement from the US Federal Government”

This episode is about the rules, application process, and calculations involved with a disability retirement for federal employees under both FERS and CSRS.

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Top Article by “Benefits Ben”

“TSP News: 2024 Contribution Limits, and Massive Transfers to G-Fund” by Benjamin Derge

New TSP contribution limits for 2024, over $2 Billion moved to G in October, plus a new loan tracking tool.

Top “Fed15” Podcast Episode

“The Fed15 Podcast: New Health Insurance Program for USPS”

The USPS is getting booted from FEHB plans and will have to join a new PSHB program. Also in this episode, information on shutdowns and the 2024 federal pay raise.

Top Article by an STWS Advisor

“Four Follies that Can Ruin Your Federal Retirement” by Jennifer Meyer

Jen delves into items 1 to 4 from her ’10 more ways to ruin a federal retirement’ list.

Top Quiz

“Weekly Quiz for Federal Employees: the TSP and Proposed Legislation”

Our 44th weekly quiz focuses on recently introduced bills and the Thrift Savings Plan.

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TSP Beneficiary Account

Quiz for Feds #44

On recent news about proposed legislations and the TSP.

1 / 3

About how many federally owned buildings were categorized as unused or underused during the Obama administration?

Reemployed Annuitants

2 / 3

If the TSP Fiduciary Act passes, it would make investment decisions by the FRTIB subject to review by which government official(s)?

TSP Investments in Chinese Companies

3 / 3

Which fund in the Thrift Savings Plan grew over 6% in January 2023?

C Fund

Your score is

The average score is 27%



Technically, the top “Benefits Ben” articles were the Pay Raise updates. Same with the most watched “Fed15” podcast. The top article and episode chosen for these categories were the most popular that weren’t about next year’s 5.2% pay increase for feds. If you’d like to learn about that, check out our latest update here.

Happy New Year!

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Top Articles and Podcasts of 2023 ; image: graduate, coworkers talking, and scratching one's head

Top Articles and Podcasts of 2023