Welcome to TSP Strategies

Welcome to TSPstrategies.com! This Web site is dedicated to exploring the benefits of saving and investing in the Thrift Savings Plan.

The companion book, TSP Investing Strategies: Building Wealth While Working for Uncle Sam, lays out a simple set of strategies for long-term, buy-and-hold investors to consider while investing in the TSP. This Web site and accompanying blog will build on those concepts, while focusing on new investing options and developments related to the TSP.

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Monthly Archives: December 2013



Kicking the Can Down the Road, or Kicking the Kid Stuck With the Can Walking Down the Road?

All the discussion about the recent budget compromise has focused on the cuts to Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) mandated for recent military retirees going forward.  Under the budget compromise, military retirees under the age of 62 will face a COLA equal to the Consumer Price Index minus one percent. But what of the new govies who, hired in 2014 and thereafter, will have to contribute still more of their pay to retirement contributions?   As expected, in the name … more