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Subject: Re: retirement suggestions Date: 6/6/2005 8:15 AM
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First, keep your head down. Spent time in OEF and OIF in the last few years.

Second, you're saving heavily and are far ahead of where I was when I was a 25 year old 1st Lieutenant. That's when I started saving - now, 7 years later, I'm doing better but you started early - well done.

Third, there is a lot of discussion of the TSP in the archives of the Military Fools board - http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?mid=22579194&bid=112957

At your age, I wouldn't be sinking too much into the G and F fund in the TSP. I'm 100% C fund, but of course you have to determine for yourself what you're comfortable with. I hit 10 years this month, will probably stay until 20, and even then think I won't be holding much in fixed income instruments. You're doing well to work with USAA, who I've been very pleased with in my 11 year history with them. I would think that you might get a better return on your e-fund with ING, and you can link your USAA and ING accounts together to transfer funds online - something that is a big bonus when deployed.

Regards, and steel on target

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