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July 04
Rule of 72
by  United States 23V23C | 7 Comments

So I’ve been thinking about a point another site member said last year…don’t remember who. Their strategy was to aim for a simple 2% in gains a month. Having a strategy of 2% a month @ 24% annually and applying the “Rule of 72” could very well make us millionaires by the time we retire.

The “Rule of 72” simply states: 72 / interest rate = years to double

I plan to retire in 9 years. The “Rule of 72” says I should double my money every three years if I earn 24% annually (72/24=3). I currently have a TSP balance of $289K. Using this thought process of 24% annually, my $289K would double to $578K by 2023, 578K would double to $1.156M by 2026, and by my retirement year of 2029 I just might have $2.2312M.

WHAT!!!!!

“Rule of 72”
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/28/what-th ... works.html




July 03
Account Question
by  United States danho | 6 Comments

Morning, I logged in to my TSP account this morning and am noticing a roughly $6600 drop in my account total from 7/1 to 7/2. I am currently a 50/50 C-S split and the prices have been up since the 29th.

Anyone else seeing similar? Am I missing something?

Thanks.




July 03
L2020?
by  United States - Hawaii ProduceMan | 2 Comments

How did you get the L2020 share prices for July?




July 02
L income
by  United States Bubba | 3 Comments

Dear all,

I'm wondering how our returns would change if we went to L income instead of G or F for the daylies. Anyone try this?

Best

Bubba




July 02
A movement that I've been keeping an eye on...
by  United States - Washington Aitrus | 67 Comments

I came across the Propertarianism movement a while back. It has some interesting theories, ideas, and proposals. Admittedly, there's a ton of stuff that this group has covered, but I've read their Declaration of Reformation and their proposed amendments for an updated / restored Constitution. Given all of the rioting and social / political conflict in our society these days, this group seems to be the only ones offering a possible solution.

This coming Saturday, the 4th of July, they'll be meeting in Richmond to kick formally announce their proposal. They make no bones about coming from the conservative side of the aisle, but they seem to be sincere in their efforts, and predict an escalation of the cultural violence we've been seeing if something isn't done sooner or later.

Here's a quick overview of the biggest pieces of what they propose (watch all the way to the end): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciefChL0PJM

Link to their Declaration / Constitution (watch the video first - there's multiple hours of reading in this link): https://seconddeclaration.org/

I'm not entirely decided on what I think about these proposals, and I'm interested in seeing what you guys think. Thoughts?




July 02
S Fund Tracking DWCPF
by  United States seawatcher | 6 Comments

What index and web site do you follow to track the S Fund?

TSP.gov states "The S Fund's investment objective is to match the performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Completion Total Stock Market Index, a broad market index made up of stocks of U.S. companies not included in the S&P 500 Index." So that would be DWCPF.

MarketWatch.com shows this index reporting 1pm and ending 8pm Eastern Time. And it does not always match S fund performance, sometimes not even close. Today, it shows DWCPF is down 1% but S fund is up a bit. https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/index/dwcpf?countrycode=xx

Other Web Sites show DWCPF reporting 9:30am-4pm and show returns more close to S fund performance. For example - https://www.google.com/search?tbm=fin&q=dwcpf#scso=_-iX9XueDCsKrytMPxu2dmAE1:0

Thanks in advance if you can clear up this confusion.




July 02
Why I don't invest in the I Fund
by  United States - Washington Aitrus | 2 Comments

I've often said that I don't think that investing in the I Fund is a good idea. Here's a presentation given by Peter Zeihan, a geopolitical analyst, that explains why the US is on very solid footing economically and strategically, and the rest of the world is uncertain at best - especially the Euro and China.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BclcpfVn2rg




 
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