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TSP cyber vulnerabilities not addressed, senators say

The Senate's top two members on homeland security want to know why more isn't being done to stop another cyber attack on federal retirement accounts.

Tags: Senate , Congress , Homeland Security , Cybersecurity , Jory Heckman

Friday - 05/08/2015, 11:06am EDT

TSP withdrawal strategies

Financial planning expert Dave Redden joins host Bob Leins to discuss strategies for withdrawing your TSP funds after you retire.
May 4, 2015

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , retirement funding , FERS , Dave Redden , financial planning , IRA , Roth 401k , Roth TSP , G Fund , TSP returns , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit

Monday - 05/04/2015, 09:55pm EDT

TSP rebounds solidly in April

The vast majority of the Thrift Savings Plan funds showed solid returns in the month of April. Only two of 10 funds posted a negative return, which was a solid turnaround from the month of March.

Tags: retirement , pay and benefits , Sean McCalley

Monday - 05/04/2015, 12:09pm EDT

TSP or an annuity? Look before you leap!

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey is away on assignment. But he still has a suggestion for readers on how to make their neighborhood financial planner happy.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay and benefits , retirement , annuities , Tom ORourke

Friday - 05/01/2015, 03:00am EDT

Feds ride the money, benefits wave longer than expected

For many federal employees, retiring well after they become eligible makes more sense than retiring the minute they reach that benchmark. As part of Federal News Radio's special report, The Reverse Retirement Wave, Kim Weaver, the director of External Affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, explains her decision to hold off on jumping straight into life after federal service.

Tags: retirement , The Reverse Retirement Wave , special report , Kim Weaver , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , pay and benefits , FERS , CSRS , Sean McCalley

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 09:55am EDT

TSP board defends delays in cyber fixes

Participants in the Thrift Savings Plan might not like to hear their accounts don't have all the recommended cybersecurity protections they need. But the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is taking its insider threat security development so seriously, it's putting its own cybersecurity testers through the ringer.

Tags: Cybersecurity , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , Kim Weaver , EBSA , penetration testing , In Depth

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 01:55pm EDT

TSP's Weaver: Monthly meeting 'a tale of two auditors'

The chief accountant for the Labor Department's Employee Benefits Security Administration says the Thrift Savings Plan board lags in doing security tests on the TSP's network. Kim Weaver is Director of External Affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said the Board isn't avoiding doing the tests, and there are a couple of kinds of tests the Board will run.

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

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 04:47pm EDT

Estate planning missteps and how to avoid them

Attorney Megan Schaeffer and Certified Financial Planner Karen Schaeffer join host Bob Leins to discuss what happens when you don't create an estate plan for your family.
April 20, 2015

Tags: pay and benefits , federal retirement , estate planning , Megan Schaeffer , Karen Schaeffer , Schaeffer Financial , Bob Leins , IRA , NITP , For Your Benefit

Monday - 04/20/2015, 07:10pm EDT

Julia Ziegler, Managing Editor, Federal News Radio

Who wouldn't want to be a millionaire, right? If you play your cards right it's possible even for drones toiling deep in the bureaucracy. In fact, thousands of feds are Thrift Savings Plan millionaires. It turns out steady investment in the right TSP accounts can set you up for life, or at least a decent retirement. managing editor Julia Ziegler joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to share some of the statistics, and some of your thoughts on TSP millionaires.

Tags: Julia Ziegler , retirement , Federal Drive

Monday - 04/20/2015, 05:46am EDT

Your TSP: Is there action after retirement?

Many retirees with Thrift Savings Plan accounts wonder why they can't continue to invest in it. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has the answer.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , retirement , Kim Weaver

Friday - 04/17/2015, 03:00am EDT
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