By Mike Miles
August 22nd, 2014 | L Fund
Q. You recommend that if we do not feel comfortable managing our TSP, we should invest in the L Fund that most closely corresponds to our life expectancy. However, the L Funds are named for the year we expect to start withdrawing money, not the year we expect to expire. I expect that I will not be withdrawing much money the year I expire, and certainly none afterwards. So why do you word your advice that way?
A. Because I believe that the suggested method for choosing the L Funds will lead you to invest too conservatively to maximize the lifetime income your TSP account will support.