Thrift Savings Plan

Most TSP Funds Stumble to Start 2021

All but two of the portfolios in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program lost ground for January.

TSP Portfolios End 2020 on a High Note

Each of the funds in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program posted gains last month.

TSP Funds Rebound in November

After months of turmoil, the portfolios in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program all shot up in value last month.

The Downside of Investing in the TSP's Lifecycle Funds

Many know they should invest more conservatively as they approach retirement, but investing too conservatively can be dangerous if you don’t want to run out of money.

The G Fund Has Seen Better Days

It’s important to know what the investment can do for you—and what it can’t.

Most TSP Portfolios Tumble in October

Only two funds in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program saw increases last month.

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.