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.

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.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

Senate Panel Backs Changing TSP Default Settings to More Lucrative Funds

June 25 The legislation would automatically enroll new federal employees in a more diverse, age-appropriate retirement fund.

Senate Banking Committee member Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D- Mass.

Bill Would Change TSP Default Settings to More Lucrative Funds

June 23 Senate panel on Wednesday will consider legislation that would automatically enroll new feds into one of the lifecyle funds.

Thrift Savings Plan Funds Move Back to Black in May

June 2 The S Fund emerged from the red, increasing 1.52 percent last month.

Taxes: Past, Present and Future

May 29 What is your tax burden likely to be in retirement?

Retirement Readiness: How Do You Stack Up?

May 22 The early results of our federal employee Retirement Readiness Assessment are in.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., proposed opening the federal retirement plan to the public.

Would a TSP-for-All Constitute Government Overreach?

May 19 Policy experts have mixed views on a proposal to offer feds’ retirement savings plan to the masses.

Rubio Pitches Giving All Americans Access to the TSP

May 13 TSP administrators say it is probably a bad idea.

Take Charge of Your Retirement

May 8 A look at your responsibilities in the retirement process, along with those of your agency and the Office of Personnel Management.

TSP Inches Forward in April

May 1 All but the S Fund, which dropped 2.47 percent, saw positive returns last month.

TSP Told to Tighten Security at Data Centers

April 28 Board overseeing federal retirement assets says it has bolstered safeguards.

You May Be Better Off Than You Think

April 24 Some employees are unaware of just how much retirement income they will have.

Feds Won’t be Able To Escape Their TSP Debt, Even By Leaving Government

April 23 The agency that runs the retirement plan will be able to garnish up to 15 percent of former feds’ private sector wages to collect debt.

Advice From a TSP Millionaire

April 10 Tips on how to get the most out of your savings.