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What is the best investment for VA & military doctors?

What is the best investment for VA & military doctors?

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When it comes to financial stuff, the US government usually gets a bad rap. But the Federal Employees Retirement System Thrift Savings Plan (FERS TSP) is a major exception. Ben and Nate field a question from a US Air Force Reserves flight doctor about how to invest in the TSP. Tune in to learn why this 401k-like plan is so awesome and why one of the funds in the lineup is so unique it’s worth a second look. Listen to the end where we weave together the best parts of the TSP with an after-tax account to come up with a unique strategy to save our hard working federal physicians a whole bunch of taxes.


  • [1:18] What is the FERS Thrift Savings Plan?
  • [2:02] What’s good about the TSP? Is it better than a 401k?
  • [3:33] Nate breaks down the different aspects of a TSP. 
  • [6:21] What would Ben recommend for the Flight Doctor who emailed in regarding his TSP?
  • [8:32] What is the L fund (Lifecycle Fund)?
  • [9:33] How should physicians use the G fund if it’s right for them?
  • [10:58] Ben walks through a realistic example and discusses how to make decisions.
  • [13:25] Pro-tip for physicians who work in the military/VA. 



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