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Thrift Savings Plan News

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  Close Change YTD
L Income 17.1622 0.03 2.61%
L 2020 22.1324 0.10 3.38%
L 2030 23.7666 0.14 3.70%
L 2040 25.1143 0.17 3.88%
L 2050 14.1715 0.11 3.97%
G Fund 14.5553 0.00 1.75%
F Fund 16.7386 0.02 4.73%
C Fund 25.0095 0.23 8.41%
S Fund 33.3465 0.37 1.18%
I Fund 23.9493 0.14 (1.06%)
Closing price updated at approx 6pm EST. each business day. More at tsp.gov.

Answers to your questions about income taxes and federal benefits

Federal Benefits Strategist and host Bob Leins answer your emails.
August 22, 2011

Tuesday - 08/23/2011, 01:03am EDT
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TSP returns: Holding steady vs. moving around

Tom Trabucco, director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, explains the difference on the return of the investment for people who constantly changed compared to people who held steady.

Monday - 08/22/2011, 03:53pm EDT
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Fed retirement tips after Wall Street roller coaster

Ed Zurndorfer, a registered employee benefit consultant, joined the Federal Drive to discuss federal retirement tips.

Thursday - 08/18/2011, 10:05am EDT
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Estate and income tax planning

Attorney Tom O'Rourke joins host Bob Leins to talk about what you need to do to make sure your estate is in order.
August 15, 2011

Tuesday - 08/16/2011, 12:03am EDT
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TSP activity spiked after S&P downgrade

Last week, the number of interfund transfers jumped, said Tom Trabucco, director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

Monday - 08/15/2011, 05:25pm EDT
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TSP: Are You In The Money?

If you're a typical federal worker, your 401k plan balance is nearly $10,000 higher than your neighbor who doesn't work for Uncle Sam. So how did this happen, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders. Are you lucky, smart, or both?

Monday - 08/15/2011, 02:00am EDT

As stocks nose-dive, TSP interfund transfers increase slightly

Tom Trabucco, director of External Affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, adds some context to how the stock drops will impact your accounts.

Monday - 08/08/2011, 05:04pm EDT
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Debt deal's initial savings just 'first bite of the apple'

Dan Adcock, the legislative director of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association told Federal News Radio that the initial round of budget savings imposed by the debt-limit deal is only the first round of possible cuts to agencies and federal pay and benefits.

Tuesday - 08/02/2011, 12:35pm EDT
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Crisis averted short-term with a view at the long-term impact

Federal News Radio's Senior Correspondent Mike Causey joins hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan to discuss potential changes to your federal retirement benefits.
August 1, 2011

Monday - 08/01/2011, 07:06pm EDT
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TSP board assures Congress of G Fund's status

Greg Long, the executive director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, which oversees federal employees' TSP, reassured a House subcommittee that failure to raise the debt ceiling would not affect investments to the G Fund. Because of a 1987 law, even when the Treasury Department stops issuing securities, investors are protected.

Thursday - 07/28/2011, 08:17am EDT

DoD board recommends military retirement overhaul

The Defense Business Board has proposed major changes to military retirement by transitioning from its cliff-vesting system to a system of yearly retirement contributions deposited into the TSP.

Tuesday - 07/26/2011, 05:11pm EDT

How the debt crisis could affect you, the federal employee

Host Bob Leins is joined by Schaeffer Financial co-founder Karen Schaeffer. They talk about the debt crisis from a financial planner's point of view.
July 25, 2011

Monday - 07/25/2011, 06:29pm EDT
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Most feds stick to TSP automatic enrollment

Tom Trabucco, the director of External Affairs at the Thrift Savings Plan, gave Federal News Radio an update on TSP's automatic enrollment plan.

Monday - 07/18/2011, 07:09pm EDT
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What to consider when cashing out TSP

Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, discussed the pros and cons of cashing out a TSP and what to think about when buying an annuity from a private company.

Friday - 07/15/2011, 04:22pm EDT
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TSP automatic enrollment explained

The Thrift Savings Plan is often lauded as the best retirement plan in the country. But there's still some confusion about who's eligible for the TSP and how it works.

Monday - 07/11/2011, 04:56pm EDT
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9 out of 10 TSP funds down in June

Table of TSP June returns.

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 02:41pm EDT

Small savings key for TSP retirement goals

Giving up small purchases on a daily basis can mean big savings for your retirement, according to Tom Trabucco, director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

Monday - 06/27/2011, 06:26pm EDT
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How to make your TSP pay you

Someday you'll want to take money out of your TSP. Federal News Radio's Francis Rose spoke with Tom Trabucco, director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, for tips on reversing the flow of cash.

Monday - 06/20/2011, 05:38pm EDT
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Trading can help, hurt your TSP

Fiddling around with your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) account too much could hurt your wallet. Federal News Radio spoke with Tom Trabucco, director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, about problems that could arise.

Monday - 06/06/2011, 07:02pm EDT
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Federal employee's guide to the known and unknown benefits universe

NITP presenters Bob Braunstein and James Marshall will answer your questions about Social Security, the TSP, and other federal benefits programs.
May 23, 2011

Monday - 05/23/2011, 09:37pm EDT
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