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Dec 13, 2020

It's that time of year again. As we near the start of 2021, you should review all your benefits elections and your Thrift Savings Plan contributions. Back to give you professional advice, Chris Kowalik of delivers a tutorial on TSP, the funds you can choose, what the Lifecycle Funds are and why they were created and why you ABSOLUTELY should designate a beneficiary, despite what the OPM website might say.

Get comfortable and tackle that adulting you've been putting off - I promise it's not as painful as you might think.