Apparently, the benefits are so good working for the federal government, that the Congressional Budget Office has determined that federal workers enjoy 16% more in total compensation than workers in the private sector on average. Most companies no longer offer a pension plan, and many small businesses don't even have 401(k) plans. But, the federal government has both - and they are good ones.
In my opinion, the federal government offers the best 401(k) plan in the U.S. called the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). There is no question the TSP has the lowest expenses among all retirement savings plans. This is one example of the federal government doing something better than anyone else. If you want to know how to make the TSP work best for you, check out my book, "The Federal TSP Cookbook." You can buy it on Amazon.com or BarnesAndNoble.com.
If you buy it direct from my publisher, CreateSpace (<---just click there) and enter this discount code "R82HTEXM" you can buy it for 25% off the list price (about $15).
Feel free to share this discount code and link with everyone you know who works for the federal government. Happy investing!