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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.
If you have a stash of cash and you want to park it in one of the safest, most generous places around, where do you go? Tip: It isn't the Thrift Savings Plan, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.
Thrift Savings Plan figures continued to climb in the early months of 2012, as nearly all funds posted positive numbers for the month of March and for the year. Only the F Fund dipped into the negative at the end of the month.
Federal benefits specialist James Marshall discusses how your benefits could be affected by Social Security.
March 19, 2012
Registered investment advisor Jerry Cannizzaro talks Roth TSP with hosts Bob Leins and John Elliot.
March 12, 2012
Thrift Savings Plan figures continued to climb in the early months of 2012, as all funds posted positive numbers for the month of February and for the year.
Hosts Bob Leins and John Elliot talk about the plan with certified financial planner Joe Sullender.
March 5, 2012
Host Mike Causey will discuss federal pay and
benefits with Federal Times Senior Writer Stephen
Losey and Federal Managers Association Legislative
Director Jessica Klement.
February 29, 2012
How would you like it if your Thrift Savings Plan withdrawals were tax-free? Well, get ready because the tax-free end-of-the-rainbow Roth option is coming to your optional retirement package, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.
Tom Trabucco, the director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, which oversees federal employees' TSP accounts, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss some TSP tips for retiring feds.
Co-hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott are joined by federal benefit expert David Redden.
February 27, 2012
Not sure about how much you need to save for retirement? A new online tool from the Office of Personnel Management helps feds figure out how to plan and includes projections for annuities and Thrift Savings Plan benefits.
Most FERS and CSRS Offset employees will receive the 2 percent payroll tax cut as par to the plan signed into law Thursday by the President, said certified financial planner Ed Zurndorfer.
Ever hear of a double-header brain drain? The government is losing two of its best to retirement this month. Odds are they've touched your life, whether you are in a federal agency or a foxhole 3,000 miles away, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.
Host Mike Causey will talk about the Thrift
Savings Plan with Tom Trabucco, director of
external affairs for Federal Retirment Thrift
Investment Board. Federal Times Reporters
Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly also join the show
to discuss how Congress is changing your federal
February 22, 2012
Tom Trabucco, the director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what the upbeat financial news means for federal employees' TSP accounts.
The provision part of a larger transportation bill would allow retiring federal employees to put their unused annual leave toward their TSP.
The House bill H.R.3813 would require federal workers to contribute 1.5 percent more of their salaries toward retirement over three years and end a supplemental payment for early retirees under the Federal Employee Retirement System.
You've got some thinking to do about your investments. The people who manage your Thrift Savings Plan have published draft rules for a Roth option that would let you put in after-tax money.
The rollout of the Roth option for the Thrift Savings Plan, which would allow federal employees to invest already-taxed income, has long been discussed in the federal pay-and-benefits world. That launch moved another step closer, with the planned publication Wednesday of draft regulations in the Federal Register. And TSP participants will soon have more information about what the plan will look like.