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Are happy days here again for the TSP?

January 9, 2012 — The Thrift Savings Plan is doing well. Especially the stock funds.

The C Fund is up 16 percent, the S Fund is up 18 percent and the I Fund is up almost 19 percent.

Does that mean happy days are here again?

Or does the nation’s unsolved financial problems mean it’s going to be a rough up-and-down year?

Read the latest news about the incoming administration on our Tracking the Transition page.

This week on “Your Turn”, financial planner Arthur Stein joins host Mike Causey to talk about what feds and retirees should — and should not — be doing with their TSP accounts.

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Stein will discuss whether the TSP need more investment diversity — like a gold fund, REITs or green funds — or whether the current mix good enough.

Later in the show Federal Times reporters Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly will talk about the possibility of a government shutdown, employee furloughs, the last-minute congressional decision to do nothing, the retirement “tsunami’, and why they think the government’s flex-schedule program has flopped.

Have a question for financial planner Arthur Stein? Contact him via email or phone (301) 377-9407.