To protect their annuities from the ups and downs of the stock market, many active and most retired federal-postal workers have a major chunk of their Thrift Savings Plan account in the Treasury securities G fund.
Experts on Wall Street and world financial markets have been predicting another recession, some almost daily, since the last one ended more than 10 years ago.
Could the next government shutdown end the record 10-year bull market and trigger another recession? It may not be long until we find out.
A growing number of Thrift Savings Plan investors are nervously wondering how much longer the current bull market will last, and can last.
Last month the Thrift Savings Plan implemented a series of changes in withdrawal rules it hopes/expects will lead to more people leaving their investments in the TSP when they leave government.
So how’s the retirement nest egg you’re building one paycheck at a time going?
The first TSP millionaires were all alike and today, they still have a lot in common. The vast majority have been investing the maximum for 29-plus years.
Thanks to the ups and downs in the global markets, some of the 37,612 feds who were Thrift Savings Plan millionaires at the end of June may be back to six-figure balances.
Are you a fed who needs more realistic investing guidance? Look at your own Thrift Savings Plan account and those or your 5,690,000 fellow account holders.
Despite a decade of mostly good-to-excellent returns in the stock-indexed C, S and I funds, most of the money feds have invested in their in-house 401(k) plan is in the fund which typically had the lowest returns.