Thrift Savings Plan

The 8 Most Important Birthdays for Feds

Think now about these milestones—it could make a world of difference as you approach your next stage of life.

For Feds, Net Worth Is More Important Than Income

There are many stories of federal employees who don’t have 6-figure incomes yet still manage to build considerable wealth.

TSP Funds Hit the Skids in September

After months of gains, most of the portfolios in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program ended September in the red.

TSP Board Nominees Advance From Committee, But Vote on OPM Nominee Postponed

Senators in both parties last week expressed concerns about OPM director nominee John Gibbs’ fitness for the position in light of Twitter posts that were Islamophobic, anti-LGBT and endorsing debunked satanic conspiracy theories.

How to Know if You’re Contributing Enough to the TSP

For some people, $100,000 may be enough; for others, $2 million may not be enough.

TSP Board Nominees Skeptical of China Investment, but Pledge Independence

All three of President Trump’s picks suggested that investing feds’ retirement money in Chinese companies could be too risky, but said they would base any decisions within their fiduciary responsibility to participants.

Most TSP Funds Continued Ascent in August

Only one portfolio in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program ended last month in the red.

Survey: Vast Majority of TSP Participants Are Satisfied With the Retirement Savings Program

Although satisfaction levels are slightly down compared with 2017, officials with the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program said that is likely due to market volatility at the time of the survey.

GovExec Daily: Is it Time to Privatize the TSP?

W. Lee Radcliffe joins the podcast to discuss his post suggesting private business can administer the Thrift Saving Plan as well or better than the government.

It’s Time to Consider Privatizing the Thrift Savings Plan

Index fund investing has become a commoditized business, and the private sector can perform the service just as well or better than the government.

Read This Before You Tap Your TSP to Pay Off Your House

You have a mortgage, but you also have enough money to pay it off. Should you?

TSP Posts Gains as New Funds Come Online

The stock market gave a warm welcome to the new lifecycle funds, now available in five-year increments.

TSP Officials Provide Update on CARES Act, New Lifecycle Funds

In just 16 days, more than 13,000 Thrift Savings Plan participants have taken advantage of a temporarily available withdrawal option offered as part of the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.