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: January 2018

Jan


04

C Fund Outperforms Basket of Hedge Funds Over Long Term

As noted in TSP Investing Strategies, ten years ago Warren Buffett made a bet that a low-cost index fund resembling the S&P 500 would outperform any basket of hedge funds that might be chosen to compete against it. As you know, the TSP’s C Fund closely matches the S&P 500 index. Ten turbulent years later, the results are in: the S&P 500 (C Fund) won! The S&P 500 index fund returned 7.7% annualized over that time, compared to the miniscule … more

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Jan


02

TSP Provides Additional Info on New BRS Offering

Thrift Savings Plan administrators just posted updated materials on the Blended Retirement System, now that the year-long opt-in period has commenced. Among the new materials is the video entitled “The TSP for BRS Members: What’s It All About?” They also offer an informative fact sheet, “Questions and Answers about Opting Into the Blended Retirement System.” It will be interesting to watch how the number of TSP participants will grow over the coming year and beyond…

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