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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?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , workforce

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

Tags: pay and benefits , sequestration , furloughs , budget debate , budget battle , unemployment , retirement , pay freeze , pension liability , John Mahoney , Sean Reilly , Stephen Losey , Federal Times , Mike Causey , Your Turn

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.

Tags: pay and benefits , Jack Moore

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

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?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , retirement , debt limit , G Fund

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.

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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?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , retirement , benefits , Arthur Stein

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

Piece-of-cake advice for million-dollar nest egg: Just buy low and sell high!

Turning your Thrift Savings Plan into a million-dollar nest egg is simple enough. Invest as much as you can to get the government match and then be sure to buy low (when the market has hit bottom) and be prepared to sell high (when it's peaked). How do you do that? Read Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's Federal Report for more.

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Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 02:00am EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Jan. 4, 2013

Certified financial planner talks about Thrift Savings Plan numbers for 2012. Todd Harrison of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments sheds light on DoD's recent shopping spree. Jim Treat of the Census Bureau discusses the Web-first approach to the American Community Survey. Attorney Sandy Hoe discusses a recent case in which a contractor sued the Air Force. Dr. Gerald Dillingham of the GAO talks about possible changes in leadership at the FAA.

Tags: Arthur Stein , Todd Harrison , Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments , Jim Treat , Census Bureau , American Community Survey , Sandy Hoe , McKenna, Long & Aldridge , Gerald Dillingham , GAO , FAA , Michael Huerta , DoD , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Friday - 01/04/2013, 08:39am EST

TSP closes out 2012 with strong showing

The Thrift Savings Plan closed out 2012 with strong showings by nearly all the funds both for the month of December and the year. The C, S and the I Funds posted the largest gains last year.

Tags: pay and benefits , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 02:59pm EST

TSP bounces back in November

After a dull October, funds in the Thrift Savings Plan bounced back in November with all funds posting modest gains for the month. The TSP's performance in November marks a return to a mostly strong year for feds' 401(k)-style retirement-savings plan after a bit of a backslide last month.

Tags: pay and benefits , Jack Moore

Monday - 12/03/2012, 03:47pm EST
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