investing

  • Bear market: Are you ready?

    This is the longest bull market in history. But eventually it will change, the market will tank.

  • Upward swing in TSP returns during October

    The Thrift Savings Plan continued its positive trend last month, as all funds showed either gains or held steady compared to September.

  • Rewards and risks of the G fund

    Most of the 5.8 million workers, retirees and former feds with Thrift Savings Plan accounts have some of their retirement nest eggs in the G fund.

  • G fund: How much is too much?

    Most experts would say it depends on your age, when you plan to retire, and, very important, your risk tolerance.

  • Will you stick with the TSP?

    Fans of the Thrift Savings Plan hope new withdrawal rules encourage more people to stick with it when they move to another job or retire.

  • What happens to your TSP when the bull becomes a bear?

    A growing number of Thrift Savings Plan investors are nervously wondering how much longer the current bull market will last, and can last.

  • TSP: Is everybody (anybody) happy?

    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.

  • Wanna be a millionaire? Stick with Uncle Sam or go private?

    There were 5.6 million accounts in the TSP at the end of September. A few were just born in the right family but the majority are self-made.

  • TSP millionaires club explodes

    So how’s the retirement nest egg you’re building one paycheck at a time going?

  • How to invest without being defrauded

    Owen Donley of the Securities and Exchange Commission reveals the latest high tech scams as well as how old scams have new packaging.