Friday, September 2, 2011

Letter Carriers are Smarter Than Rocket Scientists

Traditionally the smartest investors are  those that slowly and steadily build their fortune. This is particularly true regarding those saving for retirement.

 Using this criteria, Federal News Radio reports that letter carriers are smarter investors than:
  • Army, Navy, Air Force and NASA rocket scientists.
  • Researchers at the National Institutes of Health.
  • Scientists for the Centers for Communicable Disease.
  • CIA covert operators.
Postal Service letter carriers do it without the advantage of staff back in Langley, VA making sure they save for retirement, and the advanced degrees that medical and other research scientists have.  Federal News Radio quotes Tom Trabucco, director of external affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board as saying that " according to the National Association of Letter Carriers, 95 of every 100 members participates in the TSP and contributes at least 5 percent of their salary into some or all of its funds."  

Listen to the entire Federal News Radio Show that discussed the importance of retirement saving by clicking  here.

Letter carriers are also often considered among the healthiest federal employees.  So when they eventually retire they may find they will have a lengthy retirement to spend some time off of their feet on a beautiful beach.

Daytona Beach, Florida

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