Should I withdraw funds from my Thrift Savings Plan at one time or over several years?

I am almost 70.5 years old and I need to close out my Thrift Savings Plan. Should I withdraw my funds throughout the next three years in equal parts or withdraw it all at one time when I turn 70.5 years old?

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December 2017

You mentioned that you need to close out your TSP due to your age which doesn't sound correct to me. While you may need to begin taking Required Minimum Distributions (RMD's) in the year you turn 70.5, I highly doubt you need to close out the plan. I would start off by looking further into the plan rules. Secondly, any distributions taken from your TSP are treated as ordinary income (i.e. taxed at your marginal tax rate). Therefore, from a tax standpoint, you should take out the mimimum required amount. If you were to take a one time distribution, you would likely lose a significant portion of your portfolio to taxes. 

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