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Retirement savings: Auto-enrollment in the TSP's lifecycle funds begins next fall

Now that Congress has passed the Smart Savings Act, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is programming a new savings default option for those who join the federal government late next year.

Tags: retirement , TSP , L Fund , G Fund , Kim Weaver , Emily Kopp

Monday - 12/15/2014, 01:15pm EST
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Can new investment options keep people in the TSP?

In a bid to keep more people participating in the Thrift Savings Plan even after they leave the government, members of the plan's oversight board have approved a million-dollar-plus study of new investment options, including mutual funds that focus on real estate, emerging markets and socially responsible companies.

Tags: TSP , Greg Long , Dana Bilyeu , Emily Kopp , retirement , personal finances

Monday - 11/17/2014, 02:55pm EST

TSP funds rebound in August

All Thrift Savings Plan domestic funds recorded gains in August. In the most dramatic comeback, the S Fund ended August 4.98 percent higher than it began.

Tags: TSP , pay and benefits , retirement , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 09:43am EDT

Most TSP funds suffer losses in July

Outside of the "never has a bad day" G Fund, the Thrift Savings Plan saw across the board losses in July. However, year-to-date, each of the funds remains in the positive.

Tags: TSP , pay and benefits , retirement , Ariel Levin-Waldman

Friday - 08/01/2014, 01:16pm EDT

TSP winning streak continues for second month

The Thrift Savings Plan continued a summer winning streak through June, with all funds in federal employees' 401(k)-style retirement accounts finishing out the month in positive territory, according to new data from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. It's the second month in a row all funds have finished in the black.

Tags: TSP , Tracey Ray , Kim Weaver

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 01:01pm EDT

TSP sails through May

For only the second time this year, all of the funds in the Thrift Savings Plan finished the month in positive territory, according to new data from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. It was the strongest month for the TSP and Wall Street since February

Tags: pay and benefits , TSP , Jack Moore ,

Monday - 06/02/2014, 03:56pm EDT

Survey: Feds' satisfaction with TSP grows

Nearly nine out of 10 federal employees are satisfied with the Thrift Savings Plan, according to a new survey published by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, which manages feds' 401(k)-style retirement accounts. Meanwhile, the TSP board is inching forward on a decision on whether to adopt a mutual-fund window.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , TSP , Kim Weaver , mutual fund window , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 05/27/2014, 04:50pm EDT

New rule allows TSP to garnish wages of former feds to recover debt

The Thrift Savings Plan could stand to collect more than $500,000 in unpaid debt thanks to expanded authority to garnish employees' pay even after they leave federal service. A final rule published in the Federal Register Wednesday will allow the Treasury Department -- on behalf of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, which runs the TSP -- to garnish the wages of nonfederal employees who owe the TSP money.

Tags: TSP , pay and benefits , Kim Weaver , Jack Moore ,

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 03:08pm EDT

TSP assets top $400B for first time; L Fund revamp continues

Thanks to a roaring stock market in February, total assets in the Thrift Savings Plan have climbed to the highest level in the plan's history. All told, assets in the TSP exceeded $400 billion at the end of last month. At the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board's monthly meeting Thursday, board members heard another recommendation to revamp the Lifecycle Funds.

Tags: pay and benefits , TSP , Renee Wilder , Kim Weaver , Greg Long , L funds , emerging markets

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 03:07pm EDT

Strong stock market boosts TSP returns in February

After a rocky start to the year, fund performance for the Thrift Savings Plan rebounded last month. A strong February on Wall Street helped fuel across-the-board gains in all five of the TSP's regular funds, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

Tags: TSP , pay and benefits , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 11:14am EST
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