Lyn Alden

Lyn Alden is an investment researcher with a background that blends engineering and finance. Her work has been featured on Forbes, Business Insider, Kiplinger, and other media. She has a master’s in engineering management with a focus on engineering economics.

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Shutdown Highlights the Importance of Establishing an Emergency Fund

By on January 28, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Shutdown Highlights the Importance of Establishing an Emergency Fund

The author points out that the recent government shutdown highlights the important of having an emergency fund for times life happens and paychecks get missed.

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Why The F Fund Has Been The Worst-Performing TSP Fund Lately

By on October 10, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Why The F Fund Has Been The Worst-Performing TSP Fund Lately

The F Fund has suffered from a lackluster performance in recent years. The author explains why this is the case and what its prospects are going forward.

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2 Simple Things Feds Can Do To Be Far Healthier At Work

By on November 21, 2017 in Leadership with 0 Comments
2 Simple Things Feds Can Do To Be Far Healthier At Work

Sitting for long periods of time doing office work can be detrimental to your health in the long term. These are two simple tips to help improve your health when working in an office environment.

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Should Federal Employees Invest in a Roth IRA?

By on August 17, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Should Federal Employees Invest in a Roth IRA?

One advantage of a Roth IRA for federal employees is the opportunity to increase exposure to international markets. The author explains.

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The TSP is Soaring: Are You Maximizing This Opportunity?

By on July 10, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The TSP is Soaring: Are You Maximizing This Opportunity?

The current bull market has had an amazing run, but the tide could shift at some point. These are some actions you can take to prepare for a market downturn.

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What Does It Take to be a TSP Millionaire?

By on March 6, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
What Does It Take to be a TSP Millionaire?

What does it take to accumulate $1 million or more in your TSP account? It may not be as daunting as it might seem. The author provides several detailed examples with hypothetical numbers.

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How Rising Interest Rates May Hurt the Performance of the F Fund

By on February 2, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How Rising Interest Rates May Hurt the Performance of the F Fund

The author says that because the F Fund has benefited from a very long period of declining interest rates, it may shock investors to find out that the fund’s performance could be lower going forward as interest rates rise.

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