Q: I am a CSRS employee. When I decide to retire (possibly age 55 or 56), I’m not sure what to do (if anything) with my thrift savings account. I do not plan to rely on this savings as part of my living expenses during retirement. Do you recommend keeping in the thrift plan or place it in something else?
A: What you do with the money should depend upon what you expect from it. Since you have no expectations for the money, there is no appropriate investment strategy and it doesn’t matter what you do with it.