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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.

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

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

25 years later, FERS still 'excellent' plan for feds

Arthur Stein, a financial planner and former federal manager, told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp Wednesday that FERS has been a boon for feds, both young and old.

Tags: Arthur Stein , FERS , FERS: 25 Years Later , CSRS , retirement , benefits , Federal Drive , Roth TSP , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 12:13pm EST
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FERS pioneers examine past, present and future of retirement fund

In the 25 years since the Federal Employees Retirement System went into effect, much has changed when it comes to federal retirement. Tom Trabucco, the former longtime director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, and Judy Park, the former legislative director of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association, joined Your Turn with Mike Causey for a look back at the creation of FERS and how it has evolved over the years.

Tags: pay and benefits , FERS , FERS: 25 Years Later , Judy Park , Tom Trabucco , NARFE , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 08:02pm EST
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Fight for federal retirement overhaul offers lessons for today's fiscal challenges

Tom Trabucco, the former long-time director of external affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, said legislative changes to the federal retirement system made by Congress a quarter-century ago actually succeeded in achieving its goals and serve as a reminder of what can be accomplished when something big needs to be done and key leaders step up to the line.

Tags: FERS , FERS: 25 Years Later , pay and benefits , Tom Trabucco , Social Security ,

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 02:05am EST
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TSP Tracker: Annual returns from 1987 - today

The Thrift Savings Plan, the federal-employee 401(k), rolled out in 1987. Through the years, it's picked up some new fund options. In this interactive chart, track annual returns of all 10 TSP funds since their inception.

Tags: FERS: 25 Years Later , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 02:01am EST

New TSP rules help Hurricane Sandy victims

Under temporary rules issued by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, feds can continue to contribute to their Thrift Savings Plan. FRTIB will waive a rule that prevents contributions for six months after taking a hardship withdrawal.

Tags: FRTIB , retirement , benefits , Michael OConnell

Friday - 11/23/2012, 12:19pm EST

Lifecycle Funds down as October TSP returns dip

After months of solid numbers, most of the funds in the Thrift Savings Plan posted negative returns in October, including all of the Lifecycle (L) Funds. The G, F and I Fund all posted slight gains.

Tags: pay and benefits , Jack Moore , Lifecycle Funds

Thursday - 11/01/2012, 03:50pm EDT
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