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Save as much as possible. I am in the same single income family category as you (income near the same more time in service, here). Use the TSP. I save 30% of my income each month. This fully funds two Roth's, maxes out the TSP, heavily saves for my 7 month old's 529 plan, with additional money into non-retirement accounts. Plus, a pretty good allowance for the three of us.

Use it, abuse it. Unless you have major plans you need to invest for using non-tax advantaged accounts, use the TSP along with the Roth's. You'll be a very happy retiree!
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