April was another good month for TSP investors. We have had several years of excellent growth in the stock market and many TSP investors have done very well. But, after counting your retirement dollars in your TSP as a result of the April returns, step back and take a hard look at how your money is now distributed. Are you ready for the future?
Does planning for retirement make you nervous? How did you react when the TSP stock funds dropped in February? Some investors made money. Probably many more investors lost money by reacting too quickly. It will happen again just as it has happened before.
There are several basic rules everyone should follow to ensure you can retire the way you want to retire and not the way you will be forced to retire because you don’t have the money.
All TSP funds are up in March–with the exception of the F fund which remained the same by the end of the month. Despite a wild ride, the big winner for the month and the past twelve months is the TSP’s I fund.
Do you have a plan mapped out for your life after retirement? This retired federal employee did not have a plan but has survived the change with some ups and downs.
The stock market was very volatile in February. What lessons can we learn from this and how do your TSP investments look after this wild ride? Here is a quick analysis.
Many financial advisers said that 2007 would be a volatile year for stocks. No doubt, that part of their prediction was true. Can you stand the volatility when you look at the balance in your TSP accounts?
TSP investors are on a roll with substantial returns extending back over the past several years. Is there any reason for concern about your TSP investments?
The TSP is one of the best retirement plans available compared to the 401(k) plans used by the private sector. The funds have continued to provide a substantial rate of return for investors in January and for the previous 12 months. Here are the latest return rates.
Security notice from the TSP regarding security of TSP accounts and personal investor responsibility.