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TSP funds rebound thanks to strong July market

Funds in the Thrift Savings Plan rebounded last month from a June dip. All TSP funds posted in positive territory for the first time since April, and some funds boasted their biggest monthly increases of the year so far

Tags: pay and benefits , Jack Moore

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 01:10pm EDT

Financial risk planning: how to know your risk tolerance

Certifed financial planner Joe Sullender answers questions and emails about how to create a financial plan for your family.
July 29, 2013.

Tags: pay and benefits , financial planning , Joe Sullender , mutual funds , commodities , savings , stocks , bonds , financial risk , risk tolerance , investment advice , retirement , Wells Fargo , retirement planning , Bob Leins , NITP , For Your Benefit

Monday - 07/29/2013, 10:11pm EDT
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TSP takes a tumble in June

Every TSP fund -- with the exception of the ever-reliable government-securities G Fund -- finished last month in negative territory, according to new data from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

Tags: FRTIB , Jack Moore , pay and benefits

Monday - 07/01/2013, 02:33pm EDT

What do you want from your TSP plan? Board wants to know

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is setting the stage for a major new multiyear initiative to study the needs of Thrift Savings Plan participants and improve its services. The first step in the process will be determining benchmarks for how the board currently operates and communicates with participants, said Kim Weaver, the board's director of external affairs.

Tags: pay and benefits , FRTIB , Greg Long , Kim Weaver , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 06:29pm EDT
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Tax and benefit planning - perfect together!

Bob and Bob trade places, as federal benefits specialst Bob Braunstein plays host to the show's usual host, tax expert Bob Leins.

Tags: For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , Bob Braunstein , NITP , taxes , retirement

Monday - 06/24/2013, 01:10pm 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.

Tags: retirement , pay and benefits , Jack Moore

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

Tags: pay and benefits , Steve Bauer , Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund , FEMA , Oklahoma tornado , Oklahoma City bombing , furloughs , sequestration , Federal Times , Stephen Losey , TSP L fund , OPM , OPM backlog , Mike Causey , Your Turn

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

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement planning , career planning , FERCCA , creditable service record , deposit for service , Voluntary Contribution Program , Bob Leins , Bob Braunstein , Tammy Flanagan , NITP , For Your Benefit

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.

Tags: retirement , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , benefits , Michael OConnell

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

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.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Kim Weaver , Greg Long , FRTIB , furloughs

Tuesday - 04/23/2013, 06:04pm EDT
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