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Thrift Savings Plan News

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  Close Change YTD
L Income 17.2926 -0.01 2.61%
L 2020 22.5485 -0.02 3.38%
L 2030 24.3425 -0.03 3.70%
L 2040 25.8193 -0.04 3.88%
L 2050 14.6205 -0.03 3.97%
G Fund 14.5639 0.00 1.75%
F Fund 16.6483 -0.03 4.73%
C Fund 26.0447 -0.03 8.41%
S Fund 34.7954 -0.14 1.18%
I Fund 24.5646 -0.04 (1.06%)
Closing price updated at approx 6pm EST. each business day. More at tsp.gov.

Alice In Wonderland's TSP Account

Is it the crime or the coverup that counts most? In the case of the TSP hacking case should the focus be on finding out who done it, or should we go after who it was done to as in who let it happen? Was it a coverup and who knew what when ...

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 09:04pm EDT

TSP Hackers: The Naked Truth

Did you ever wonder why people in nudist camps play volleyball instead of poking sticks into bee hives? Think about it ... and then apply that logic to the recent identify theft attack on your Thrift Savings Plan account data.

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 02:01am EDT

Cyber attack against TSP contractor exposes thousands of accounts

A sophisticated cyber attack against the Thrift Savings Plan contractor responsible for maintaining the agency's data centers compromised the information of 123,000 TSP participants. However, there is no indication the data has been misused, according to the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. There is also no indication that the TSP's network or its website were affected.

Friday - 05/25/2012, 02:12pm EDT

TSP funds not enjoying springtime in Europe

Six of the eight Thrift Savings Plans funds are down over the last month. The I and S funds have taken the biggest hits. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board said the rollout of the Roth TSP option has been slow, but should pick up in the next few weeks.

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 08:48pm EDT
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Retirement and insurance

Joan Melanson from Long Term Care Partners and retirement benefits specialist James Marshall will talk about the retirement and insurance options that feds should consider.
May 18, 2012

Friday - 05/18/2012, 08:40pm EDT
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Roth TSP is NOT a Roth IRA!

Do you know the difference between a Roth IRA and the Roth TSP option? Because if you don't, it could cost you thousands of dollars in taxes and in future income when you retire, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 02:00am EDT

Bill automatically increases feds' TSP contributions

Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) introduced legislation Monday that would automatically increase new federal employees' contribution rate to their federal 401(k) style Thrift Savings Plan. the "Save More Tomorrow Act," would automatically escalate the contribution annually by 1 percent for the two years following enrollment. That gradually raises the contribution rate to 5 percent, making employees eligible for matching contributions from their agencies.

Monday - 05/14/2012, 04:33pm EDT

The A-Z of the TSP

Hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan discuss the Roth TSP with the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board's executive director, Greg Long, Director of External Affairs Kim Weaver and Assistant General Counsel Laurissa Stokes.
May 14, 2012

Monday - 05/14/2012, 03:00pm EDT
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The ABC's of the TSP

Hosts Bob Leins and John Elloitt discuss the Roth TSP and whether the plan is right for you.
May 7, 2012

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 12:07am EDT
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5 things feds should know about Roth TSP

The Thrift Savings Plan's Roth option rolls out today. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has been preparing for the new program for two years now, but despite the big push today many federal employees will actually have to wait to enroll in the new program. One of the largest federal payroll processors needs more time to upgrade its systems in preparation for the Roth option. Find information about which agencies are affected, as well as the five things feds should know about the Roth TSP below.

Friday - 05/04/2012, 04:10pm EDT

TSP returns stall in April

Thrift Savings Plan figures, which had been in an upward climb, appear to have stalled in April, with seven of the 10 funds finishing in the red last month

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 04:43pm EDT

Feds satisfied with TSP, survey finds

Of the more than 8,200 respondents, 86 percent were satisfied with TSP, according to the survey by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 12:14pm EDT

Estate planning

Estate planning specialist Marc Levine provides tips on how to prepare for your family's financial future.
April 30, 2012

Monday - 04/30/2012, 10:12pm EDT
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Provision to transfer leave to TSP one step closer to law

Registered employee benefit consultant Ed Zurndorfer joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp to explain this provision, and other proposals that Congress is considering that impact your wallet.

Friday - 04/27/2012, 02:01pm EDT
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How to know if you'll be happy in retirement

Career coach Mike Townshend talks about what feds should think about as they plan for their retirement.
April 23, 2012

Monday - 04/23/2012, 08:22pm EDT
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House to vote on partial retirement for feds

In a rare bipartisan move, the House oversight committee voted to bring a bill allowing phased retirements of federal employees to the floor for a general vote.

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 09:12am EDT

The TSP program and the new federal employee

Economist Dave Redden joins host John Elliot to talk about investment options for federal employees.
April 16, 2012

Monday - 04/16/2012, 11:01pm EDT
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Economist: Roth TSP a good deal for young feds

Economist Dave Redden tells For Your Benefit that young people just starting in the federal service stand to gain the most from tax-free funds in retirement.

Monday - 04/16/2012, 02:42pm EDT
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Roth TSP rollout delayed for DoD, other agencies

The Roth option for the Thrift Savings Plan, which was announced earlier this week, will be delayed for employees in the Defense Department and other agencies. Originally set for a May 7 launch, members of the military may have to wait as late as October to choose the option.

Friday - 04/13/2012, 08:31pm EDT

Roth TSP set for May 7 launch

The Roth option for the Thrift Savings Plan, which will allow federal employees to contribute after-tax dollars toward their retirement-savings accounts, will launch May 7, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board announced today. The board, which first began planning the Roth TSP in June 2009 when it was authorized, made the announcement at its quarterly meeting of TSP coordinators.

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 01:46pm EDT
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