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Is the Roth Thrift Savings Plan right for you?

Is the Roth Thrift Savings Plan right for you?

The Thrift Savings Plan "Highlights" newsletter came out last month with an update on the annual expenses of their six type of index funds: 0.025%. Two-and-a-half basis points. 25 cents of expenses for every thousand dollars in your TSP account. As far as I've been able to learn, that's America's cheapest collection ...

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TSP tips and trivia

TSP tips and trivia

I read a number of personal-finance discussion boards, and one of the largest is Bogleheads.org.  Their best feature is the user's wiki, which has grown way beyond a basic FAQ page to become one of the Internet's top unbiased online guides to investing and retirement. Just over a year ago a poster started a thread on ...

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The DFAS eRAS (and 2012 TSP limits)

The DFAS eRAS (and 2012 TSP limits)

Let me interrupt today's post with late-breaking news from the Thrift Savings Plan website: Internal Revenue Code (IRC) 2012 contribution limits — You can contribute up to $17,000 in tax-deferred money to the TSP in 2012. If you are a member of the uniformed services, you can contribute a total of $50,000 in ...

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TSP annuity options

TSP annuity options

The last post talked about the TSP's withdrawal options, including penalty-free ways to tap into your account before age 59.5. It also includes the TSP's draft of their rules for the 2012 Roth TSP. Before we get into the "how" of a TSP annuity, let's ask "Why?" If you're retired from the military then you ...

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TSP withdrawal options

TSP withdrawal options

So you've been in the military for a few years and you've been dutifully putting part of your paycheck into the Thrift Savings Plan. (If you haven't been contributing to the TSP then go read this post and get hot.) Maybe you're even maxing out your contributions.  But if you're like me, you've been so focused on the ...

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