Tag: TSP

How Should I Invest During Retirement?

How Should I Invest During Retirement?

. A reader writes: "I would like your opinion on an investment strategy. I'm sure you cringe at anyone who asks for investment advice, however, this question is very big picture. I have five years before I retire and I am considering discontinuing my investing in our Roth IRAs and my Thrift Savings Plan and just ...

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529 college savings for military families

    Thanks to Brandi for her comments on an earlier post, and her question: My favorite part of the book was all of the personal stories. I can understand how the math works – I’ve calculated all of my future pay raises, estimated rate of savings, and projected retirement benefits to figure out how much I ...

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Roth TSP: 7 May, but later for military

    You're probably as tired as I am of these blow-by-blow breathless updates on the Roth TSP.  At least the military's Defense Finance and Accounting Service is doing a better job of coordinating their announcements with the federal Thrift Savings Plan. The board of governors of the TSP has announced ...

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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

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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Trends in personal finances

The blog went over 20,000 hits last week-- thanks! It took over six months to get the first 10,000 hits, and only three months to do it again. This month is on track to set yet another new high, and if the trend continues then 30,000 hits will happen in September. I've read a number of interesting financial and ...

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Five Money Missteps

State Farm Insurance recently published "Five Money Missteps to Avoid" in their monthly magazine. (Thanks for sending this, Jay!) I'm a sucker for short lists that help you succeed one sound bite at a time. They're a quick read, they're easily compared to your own practices, and you don't feel as if you're slogging ...

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