Arthur Stein

  • Growing your TSP nest egg: Stocks or bonds?

    Most investors in the Thrift Savings Plan know they are in it for the long haul. So what’s the best route for your endgame?

  • Are you over-investing in the TSP?

    When it comes to employer-backed 401k plans, most experts say that the federal Thrift Savings Plan, with its 5% match and super-low administrative fees, is the best deal around. At the end of March, the…

  • What’s your planning, investing end game?

    As more companies scale-back or more often eliminate retirement plans for their workers, the government’s benefits package looks better and better to many private sector employees. But all comparisons are relative.

  • Bear takes chunk out of TSP millionaires club

    For the past decade the number of self-made millionaires in the federal Thrift Savings Plan has been growing steadily. peaking in September. But the last quarter of 2018 saw the market fall.

  • Is your TSP account shrinking?

    Many feds, young, old or retired, invested heavily in the stock-indexed C, S and I funds are nervous about their Thrift Savings Plans. We asked financial planner Arthur Stein what’s going on.

  • Is your TSP account suffering pre-recession blues?

    According to the experts December is on target to have its worst month since 1931. The erratic, some would say more normal performance of the market this year has made lots of investors nervous.

  • Ups and downs of 2018 TSP returns

    Washington, D.C. area financial planner Arthur Stein joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn discuss how volatility in the U.S. stock market is affecting federal workers’ TSP accounts, and whether feds should head for the ‘safety’ of the Treasury securities fund, or stay the course. October 17, 2018

  • The TSP: Investing for the long haul

    Financial planner Arthur Stein joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to talk about bull and bear markets, and explain why playing it “safe” can actually be dangerous to your long-term financial health.

  • Planning for your first TSP million with Arthur Stein

    Financial planner Arthur Stein offers his insight on how to get the most out of your TSP on this week’s episode of Your Turn with Mike Causey.

  • G fund: Super safe or high risk?

    Financial planner Arthur Stein cautions against investing too much of your TSP in the G fund, because of inflation and taxes. You don’t want to see the purchasing power of your TSP account eaten up over time.