Move to G Fund or L Fund?


Q. I am a 66-year-old CSRS retiree with approximately $200,000 in the F Fund. I have no debts, and will likely leave my Thrift Savings Plan untouched until I am forced to start withdrawing it. I am concerned that when interest rates start to rise, bonds will drop and the value of my TSP account may fall. I am considering moving my TSP into the G Fund. However, since I don’t plan on a withdrawal soon, should I put move it to one of the L funds?

A. The G Fund is the only TSP fund that does not pose the risk of loss.


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  1. Additionally, you might want to take a look at this article when leaving money in Thrift Savings Plan upon retiring:

    I work with postal retirees and I assist them in the rollover of funds. Not because of the website posting per se, but many other reasons in which puts them in more control of their TSP monies.

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    Thank you.

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