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Thank you for your interest in “TSP Investing Strategies”! I’ve been less active on this forum for a while now because I have been completing another writing project. It’s just been published, and it is titled “Rise of the Taishaku.” You can find more information on Amazon, where it’s available in both print and Kindle editions. It’s a spy/military/thriller-genre novel set in contemporary Northeast Asia. I think many of you would enjoy it… Many of you have wondered about an … moreComments Off on Just Published!
Bernie Madoff perpetrated one of the largest Ponzi schemes in history, with losses totaling between $50 and $65 billion. He was convicted in 2009 and sentenced to 150 years in prison. In a recent interview from prison, Madoff shared how not to be taken in by a Ponzi scheme. When asked where investors should put their money “with the least amount of risk for fraud,” Madoff answered: “The best chance for the average investor is to put money in an … moreComments Off on How To Avoid Investment Scams – a Convicted Felon Comes Clean
I went on paternity leave a few months ago following the birth of our son. Even before his birth, my wife and I had already visited the hospital facilities over a dozen times to check on his in-utero development, meet with potential pediatricians, check on things like car seat adjustments and to take CPR training. I thought the birth of our son would be the only medical event of the year for us, but I was wrong. Within weeks of … moreComments Off on My Extended Medical Hiatus: A Reality Check on HDHPs/HSAs
Every few weeks, the S&P 500 announces the addition of new companies to the index. These additions are announced as other S&P 500 member companies merge or shrink in size as they spin off operations or otherwise fail (think: Enron). This week, S&P 500 announced the addition of Monster Beverage Corp., the maker of dozens of highly caffeinated drinks such as Protean, Monster Energy, Super Dry, and Hammer. (The ingredients for the latter include “nitrogenated coffee, concentrated skim milk, sugar, … moreComments Off on The ‘Monster’ in the C Fund
Thrift Savings Plan administrators recently announced that the interest rate for annuities purchased in June will be 2.125%. This interest rate is unchanged since February, when it dropped from 2.150%. This is an astoundingly low interest rate for an annuity, and it is a result of incredibly low interest rates since 2008. These rates appear to be headed even lower in the coming months. With the continuing political turmoil in Europe and precarious debt burdens throughout the developed world, yield … moreComments Off on TSP Annuity Rates: How Low Will They Go?