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Thrift Savings Plan News

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  Close Change YTD
L Income 17.2894 -0.01 2.19%
L 2020 22.7413 -0.03 3.12%
L 2030 24.6424 -0.04 3.50%
L 2040 26.2038 -0.05 3.72%
L 2050 14.8890 -0.03 3.92%
G Fund 14.5024 0.00 1.36%
F Fund 16.5194 0.00 4.17%
C Fund 26.0411 -0.05 5.71%
S Fund 35.5016 0.01 1.56%
I Fund 26.1332 -0.15 3.01%
Closing price updated at approx 6pm EST. each business day. More at tsp.gov.

Financial awareness NOW!

Host Bob Leins and Certified Financial Planner Karen Schaeffer answer your calls and emails on what to do now to protect your financial assets in the future.
June 3, 2013

Monday - 06/03/2013, 08:41pm EDT
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TSP gains lag in May

After solid showings in March and April, Thrift Savings Plan funds lost a little steam last month, according to new data from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. Overall, two of the five regular funds posted ended May in negative territory, including the F Fund (the bond market) and the I Fund (international stocks). The F Fund is down 0.76 percent for the year.

Monday - 06/03/2013, 03:17pm EDT

Feds helping feds

Steve Bauer, executive director of the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund, and Federal Times Senior Writer Stephen Losey will discuss furloughs and other issues affecting federal workers.
May 22, 2013

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 06:39pm EDT
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Q&A....just for feds

Federal benefits expert Bob Braunstein answers your retirement and career planning questions.
May 6, 2013

Monday - 05/06/2013, 11:54pm EDT
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All TSP funds continue positive trend in April

All Thrift Savings Plan funds continued to perform well in April. While only two funds reported higher return rates for the month compared to March, all funds posted positive returns.

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 06:19am EDT

So, what's next?

Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey answers your calls and emails about a wide variety of issues affecting federal workers.
April 29, 2013

Monday - 04/29/2013, 11:24pm EDT
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Chained CPI, TSP, and the 2014 budget

Financial Planner Art Stein and Federal Times Senior Staff Writer Stephen Losey join host Mike Causey to talk about a number of issues affecting federal workers.
April 24, 2013

Wednesday - 04/24/2013, 06:52pm EDT
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TSP board quashes extra loan option for furloughed feds

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board says offering federal employees an extra loan option through their Thrift Savings Plans to cushion the impact of furloughs would require too much effort to implement and may not help the employees all that much. Several federal-employee unions have lobbied the board to add a second general purpose loan option to help cushion the blow of furloughs. But at a Employee Thrift Advisory Council meeting April 22, the board quashed the idea, citing the complexity surrounding the changes.

Tuesday - 04/23/2013, 06:04pm EDT
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Chained CPI, TSP, and the 2014 budget

Financial Planner Art Stein and Federal Times Senior Staff Writer Stephen Losey join host Mike Causey to talk about a number of issues affecting federal workers.
April 17, 2013

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 06:52pm EDT
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TSP examining why so many young workers stay in 'super safe' G Fund

While auto enrollment for new hires has increased participation in the Thrift Savings Plan over the last few years, a recent report suggests many of them are staying in the super-safe G Fund — instead of reallocating money into other funds.

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 05:44pm EDT

Boosted by strong market, TSP funds make gains in March

After a modest showing so far this year, Thrift Savings Plan funds were buoyed by recent record highs on Wall Street and finished the month with solid gains. All five regular funds, in addition to the target-date Lifecycle Funds, finished March in the black for the first time since November.

Monday - 04/01/2013, 03:08pm EDT

Sequestration and your finances

Certified Financial Planner John Jilek answers your questions about how sequestration and furloughs would affect your TSP.
March 11, 2013

Monday - 03/11/2013, 09:41pm EDT
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TSP funds see small gains in February

The rate of growth in the Thrift Savings Plan funds slowed in February, with most funds posting lower gains compared to January.

Monday - 03/04/2013, 05:54am EST

Furloughs and your TSP account

Now that you've been sequestered and set up for possible furloughs, what else could go wrong? A one-day-a-week furlough means a 20 percent pay cut for that week, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains. So what is the impact, if any, on your Thrift Savings Plan contributions and the matching contributions you get from your agency?

Monday - 03/04/2013, 02:00am EST

Sequestration and its impact on you

Washington attorney John Mahoney, and Federal Times writers Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly answer your questions about sequestration and furloughs.
February 20, 2013

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 08:04pm EST
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TSP returns hold steady through January

The Thrift Savings Plan began 2013 almost exactly how it left off last year. All the regular funds with the exception of the F Fund, made up of government bonds and all the target-date Lifecyle Funds posted in positive territory for the month of January.

Friday - 02/01/2013, 05:04pm EST

Shutdown, furlough, what next?

Federal Managers Association President Pat Niehaus and Federal Times reporters Steve Losey and Sean Reilly join host Mike Causey to talk about sequestration and other issues affecting feds.
January 30, 2013

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 07:55pm EST
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Government shutdown and the G Fund

Just about every federal investor knows that the super-safe, never-has-a-bad day Treasury securities G Fund is the place to be when times are tough, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But what happens if Uncle Sam loses the ability to borrow in order to pay off debts? Where should G Fund investors go?

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 02:00am EST

Nest egg blueprint: Measure twice, cut once

Thousands of feds who bailed out of the TSP stock funds during the depths of the recession are now wondering whether they should come back and if so how. For a look at what might have been, and what you can still do, check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's Federal Report.

Friday - 01/11/2013, 02:00am EST

Investing via rearview mirror

While most of us invest for the future, the majority of people chart their course by looking backward, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So how's that working out for you?

Thursday - 01/10/2013, 02:00am EST
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