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Contributing to the TSP: A Few Simple Steps
by Miriam Darden Settles, CFP®
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
You’ve heard about the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), but are you still sitting on the sidelines not contributing? If so, what are you waiting for? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to save for your retirement with what is widely regarded as one of the finest retirement savings plans in the world. The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll be able to reap the rewards of participation.
By Lila Quintiliani, AFC©
Assistant Coordinator, Military Saves
Just about everyone I talk to is interested in saving money. Yet very few people are familiar with their own credit report or know their credit score. Why is this such a paradox? It’s because your credit history can determine how much you pay for your house, car, insurance, utility deposit…the list goes on and on. And aside from that, it can also affect your security clearance, your job prospects and even where you live. Everywhere you go, institutions and individuals will be looking at your credit history and judging you on it, so your best bet is to know what’s in your own report.