SPECIAL REPORT

Thrift Savings Plan

The Thrift Savings Plan is a contribution plan for civil service employees and retirees as well as for members of the armed services.
SPECIAL REPORT

TSP Board Green Lights More Homework on Mutual Fund Option

November 17 Agency staff will craft an implementation plan in 2015 for rolling out the potential new offering for feds.

TSP Moves Closer to Offering Mutual Fund Option

November 12 Board still has more homework to do on costs and implementation, but so far supports the additional investment flexibility for feds.

TSP Enrollees Can Contribute $500 More Next Year

October 28 The IRS increased the cap on individual contributions to $18,000 for 2015.

Invest More in TSP, Says Head of World's Largest Asset Management Firm

October 27 BlackRock CEO fears employees are failing to get the most out of their retirement accounts.

Providing For Each Other

October 23 What’s best for a couple who are both federal employees?

Making the Most of Your Money After You Retire

October 9 It pays to think ahead about how you will draw down your assets.

Become a TSP Wizard

October 2 Online tools can help guide you to get what you want from your account.

Retirement Savings Funds Hit a September Slump

October 1 All but one of the TSP’s offerings lose ground.

5 Things You Can Change After You Retire

September 25 In the federal retirement world, “permanent” doesn’t always mean permanent.

Senate Approves Bill to Default New Hires Into Riskier, Higher Yielding TSP Fund

September 17 Both houses have approved separate bills to automatically enroll new feds in a lifecycle fund.

Phased Retirement: Case Studies

August 28 Running the numbers on a couple of hypothetical examples of employees considering the new option.

Are You Contributing Too Little to Your TSP?

August 21 A growing number of participants are not putting in enough to get the maximum match from their agency.

A Phased Retirement Q&A

August 21 Answers to common questions about the new benefit.

Retirement Savings Funds Hit a Slump in July

August 1 All but one of the TSP’s offerings ended the month in the red.

Can You Count On Social Security?

July 31 It seems like we’ve been hearing dire predictions about its future forever.

How to Get the Most from Your Social Security Benefit

July 24 It’s simple: wait for it.

TSP Officials Want You to Know the Consequences of Tapping Your Account for a Loan

July 16 Public service announcement looks at the costs and benefits of borrowing against retirement funds.

House Approves Changing TSP Default Settings to More Lucrative Funds

July 15 Bill auto-enrolls new feds in more diverse fund, rather than the lower-yield government securities offering.

When to Seek Financial Help

July 10 Weighing whether to work with a professional adviser to manage your money.

Managing Your Retirement Money

June 26 What to do with your Thrift Savings Plan funds when you leave government.