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  Close Change YTD
L Income 17.6309 -0.03 1.11%
L 2020 23.3350 -0.10 2.36%
L 2030 25.3877 -0.14 2.94%
L 2040 27.0809 -0.17 3.32%
L 2050 15.4018 -0.11 3.75%
G Fund 14.6845 0.00 0.31%
F Fund 17.0842 0.03 1.20%
C Fund 27.4284 -0.24 2.58%
S Fund 38.2516 -0.15 4.09%
I Fund 25.5993 -0.30 7.24%
Closing price updated at approx 6pm EST. each business day. More at

TSP withdrawals increase as Congress considers benefits cuts

As Congress considers cutting federal retirement benefits to cut the deficit, are more federal employees making preparations for retirement before the changes become reality?

Monday - 09/12/2011, 06:20pm EDT

Civil Servants As Millionaires?

There are 185 federal workers with million dollar Thrift Savings Plan balances. Who are they and how did they do it, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders?

Wednesday - 09/07/2011, 02:01am EDT

Choosing a financial planner for feds

Registered employee benefit consultant Ed Zurndorfer joined the Federal Drive with tips for choosing a good financial planner, especially for feds.

Friday - 09/02/2011, 10:35am EDT

The TSP's Smartest Investors Are...

If you had to guess which group of federal workers are the smartest investors would you pick NIH researchers, Air Force and NASA rocket scientists, postal service letter carriers or CIA agents. If you are feeling lucky, take a guess, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Friday - 09/02/2011, 02:01am EDT

Your TSP: What's Not To Hate?

If the federal thrift savings plan is so great why do so many people hate it. And how come insiders are always looking for ways to get a piece of the TSP action, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders, or an account of their own?

Wednesday - 08/31/2011, 02:01am EDT

Obama names new TSP Board chairman

Tom Trabucco, director of external affairs at FRTIB, explains how the changing of the guard means for your TSP.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 04:31pm EDT

Analysis: Despite market drop, stick to TSP asset allocation

Host Mike Causey will talk about TSP investments with CBS MarketWatch columnist Alan Roth. He will also discuss the status of federal buyouts with Federal Times editor Steve Losey, and senior reporter Sean Reilly.
August 2, 2011

Wednesday - 08/24/2011, 06:45pm EDT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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