Monthly Archive:: February 2012

What is the TSP?

The TSP stands for Thrift Savings Plan, and is a defined contribution plan for United States civil service employees and military personnel.  It is designed to resemble the 401k that many private sector employees partake in. How The Plan Operates …

What is an Alternative Investment

You may be very familiar with the most common types of investments: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, cash, and even property.  However, alternative investments are traditionally products outside the core: commodities, derivatives (futures and options), private equity, hedge funds, venture capital, …

Ways to Invest

If you are interested in investing money, you may not realize how many different ways there are to invest.  I’m just talking about investing in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds here, not anything fancy like real estate or alternative investments. …