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Kim Weaver, director, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

President Obama signs a bill that changes how new Federal employees will save for retirement. Instead of having 3% of their pay go into the G Fund if they don't choose for themselves, the money will go into one of the TSP's lifecycle funds. Kim Weaver is director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said the TSP has been behind this idea for a long time.

Tags: Kim Weaver , Lifecycle Funds , retirement , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 02:43pm EST
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Survey: Retirees want greater flexiblity in TSP accounts

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board conducted a survey to find out why so many former feds are withdrawing all the money from their Thrift Savings Plan accounts so soon after retirement.

Tags: Kim Weaver , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , retirement , In Depth , workforce , Michael OConnell , Roth TSP

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 04:45pm EDT
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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 , FRTIB , L Fund , G Fund , Kim Weaver , Emily Kopp

Monday - 12/15/2014, 01:15pm EST
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401(k) shakeup coming?

Federal and postal investors are entitled to feel a little bit smug as they follow what could be a landmark pension management case involving one of the nation's biggest firms. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says so can the people who set up and run the federal Thrift Savings Plan.

Tags: Mike Causey , 401(k) , Federal Report

Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 02:00am EST

Planning for several reasons

Federal benefits specialist Bob Braunstein discusses year-end planning and benefit opportunities in 2015.
December 15, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Bob Braunstein , NITP , financial planning , Roth TSP , RMD rule , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit

Monday - 12/15/2014, 09:25pm EST
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All TSP funds grow for November

Every Thrift Savings Plan domestic fund showed growth in November, including the troubled I Fund, which had been in the negative for months.

Tags: retirement , pay and benefits , Jory Heckman

Monday - 12/01/2014, 10:34am EST

CBO deficit report advises smaller fed workforce

In a new report on reducing the federal deficit, the Congressional Budget Office suggests that cutting 70,000 government jobs over the next decade and changing the math used for civilian and military pensions could save $100 billion.

Tags: CBO , deficit , pay and benefits , COLA , workforce , personnel , hiring , retirement , pensions , Federal Employees Comparability Act , budget , Jory Heckman , chained CPI

Wednesday - 11/26/2014, 11:24am EST

Kim Weaver, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

Some new choices may be coming to your Thrift Savings Plan account, but you won't see those choices for a while. First, the TSP board wants to know the best way to offer those choices. Kim Weaver is director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained what may become part of your TSP account.

Tags: Kim Weaver , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , In Depth , retirement

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 04:15pm EST
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Art Stein, Certified Financial Planner

Cold temperatures have arrived and with them, the season to think about holiday plans. But you should also start thinking about your investment strategies for 2015 and beyond. Art Stein is a certified financial planner and investment manager. He has long experience with federal employees and their particular concerns. Stein joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some advice for dealing with the Thrift Savings Plan and other matters.

Tags: Tom Temin , Federal Drive , financial planning , investment advice , investment , Thrift Savings Plan , pay and benefits , workforce

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 07:03pm 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: FRTIB , Greg Long , Dana Bilyeu , Emily Kopp , retirement , personal finances

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