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  • 34,000 Thrift Savings Plan millionaires!

    The number of feds who have account balances ranging from $750,000 to $999,000 rose between 2016 and this year. Now the largest balance is more than $6 million.

  • Do you need a 35-year retirement plan?

    Thanks to their Civil Service Retirement System and Federal Employees Retirement System annuities, most federal-postal workers are in good shape compared to many of their private sector counterparts.

  • Your TSP account: Surviving the coming correction

    Financial planner Arthur Stein says that “declines are part of the market cycle.” In fact, he counted a historical average of 5 percent declines about three times a year.

  • TSP: Can you afford to “play it safe?”

    When financial times get tough and a bull market rears its ugly head, many Thrift Savings Plan investors head for the safety of the bond index F Fund or, more likely, the super-safe never has a bad day G Fund.

  • How ’safe’ is playing it safe in the TSP?

    When financial times get tough and a bear market rears its ugly head many Thrift Savings Plan investors head for the safety of the bond index F Fund or, more likely, the super-safe never has a bad day G-fund.

  • Financial risk planning: how to know your risk tolerance

    Certifed financial planner Joe Sullender answers questions and emails about how to create a financial plan for your family. July 29, 2013.

  • Warning: Retirement disaster ahead

    The Wall Street Journal reports that a study by Research Affiliates found that returns on stocks and bonds fall short of what big pension funds are expecting.