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Just to be the one to burst a couple of bubbles, the
military vs. civilian TSP has one item that is of 
most important.  The civilians in TSP get matching 
funds as listed.

Your contrubution         Percent matched
1,2,3%                    1,2,3% respectively
4%                        3.5%
5% to 10%                 4%

Now if your active duty military:

up to 7%                  nothing (unless you are in a 
                          designated carreer field by 
                          your branch of service)

Note that I have yet to find a list by any service as
to what jobs qualify for matching contributions.  if
the matching funds were there, I would jump in.  
Otherwise it is just a pre-tax dollar glorified 
savings/brokerage IRA type account.

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