Browsing: L Fund

Q. You recommend  that if we do not feel comfortable managing our TSP,  we should  invest in the L Fund that most closely corresponds to our life expectancy. However, the L Funds are named for the year we expect to start withdrawing money, not the year we expect to expire. I expect that I will not be withdrawing much money the year I expire, and certainly none afterwards. So why do you word your advice that way?

Q. I started working for the government about 2-1/2 years ago. I am 56 and plan to retire in 10 years. I am contributing 15 percent of my  pay to the TSP G fund. I want to earn more than this fund is paying. What are your recommendations on which fund I should contributing to? A. If you don’t know what else to do, then about the best thing I can suggest is that you use the L Fund that most closely corresponds to your life expectancy. You won’t know how much spending this will safely support, but at least…

Q. I am 55 years old planning to retire under CSRS in the next year. I currently have approximately $200,000 in TSP using my own distribution choices rather than an L Fund. Although my distribution selection falls between the L 2020 and L 2040 Funds, I am considering movement to an L Fund once I retire. If I understand the TSP descriptions correctly, they suggest I use the L Fund closest to my retirement year (L 2020), but my thought is that I can afford to be a little more aggressive considering I will be receiving a decent pension ($70,000).…

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