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TSP -- room for a LOT more customers?

What would it mean to the federal-military investors in the Thrift Savings Plan if everybody in the country were allowed to join up? Nobody knows for sure, but higher fees, for everybody, would seem to be a likely outcome, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , retirement , Marco Rubio , Kim Weaver

Monday - 05/19/2014, 02:00am EDT

TSP? Maybe ... FERS? No!

When it comes to certain federal benefits, President Barack Obama and Florida Senator Marco Rubio have something in common. One of them is admiration for the federal Thrift Savings Plan, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey Says.

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

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 02:00am EDT

Q&A with the experts: Retirement, benefits and TSP

Last month, Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, joined Federal News Radio's senior correspondent, Mike Causey, to answer feds' questions as part of an exclusive online chat. The experts fielded dozens of questions from readers -- but couldn't get to all them. So, Federal News Radio went back to the experts to answer another round of questions for readers. In this special Q&A, find the experts' take on everything from the best date to retire this year and what happens to insurance premiums when you retire to whether the Thrift Savings Plan plans to offer in-plan conversions.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , Tammy Flanagan , John Elliott , NITP , Kim Weaver

Friday - 05/09/2014, 09:42am EDT

Most TSP funds see slight gains in April

All funds in the Thrift Savings Plan showed gains in April, except for the S Fund. This is the second month in a row that the S Fund has returned in the red.

Tags: retirement , S Fund , Shefali Kapadia

Friday - 05/02/2014, 08:27am EDT

Securing TSP operations a 'never-ending battle,' auditor says

The agency that runs federal employees' (401)k-style Thrift Savings Plan needs to do a better job monitoring potential cyber incidents against its website, strengthen security at its data centers and come up with a plan for tracking all of its technology hardware. That's according to recent audits of the TSP program undertaken by the Labor Department, which were presented to the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board Monday.

Tags: Ian Dingwall , DOL , cybersecurity , technology , Greg Long , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 10:13am EDT

The TSP: What's in it for you?

Financial advisor Arthur Stein will answer your calls and emails about the TSP. Also, Andy Medici and Amber Corrin of the Federal Times will discuss, among other things, Public Service Recognition Week and the recently passed DATA Act.
April 30, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , Arthur Stein , Federal Times , Andy Medici , Amber Corrin , DATA Act , Public Service Recognition Week , cybersecurity , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 07:04pm EDT
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Financial literacy wrap-up

Hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott answer your questions in the final of a series of programs on financial literacy.
April 25, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , financial planning , estate planning , OPM , financial security , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , Joe Sullender , Ray Kirk , Karen Schaeffer , Megan Schaeffer , financial literacy , NITP , For Your Benefit

Monday - 04/28/2014, 06:59pm EDT
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New rule allows TSP to garnish wages of former feds to recover debt

The Thrift Savings Plan could stand to collect more than $500,000 in unpaid debt thanks to expanded authority to garnish employees' pay even after they leave federal service. A final rule published in the Federal Register Wednesday will allow the Treasury Department -- on behalf of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, which runs the TSP -- to garnish the wages of nonfederal employees who owe the TSP money.

Tags: pay and benefits , Kim Weaver , Jack Moore , FRTIB

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 03:08pm EDT

To TSP or not to TSP? That is the question

Are you sick of the constraints in the Thrift Savings Plan? Are you anxious to get outside investment help? Well before you turn your retirement nest egg over to a bank, or your freelance neighborhood dog walker, check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column today.

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

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 02:00am EDT

Building blocks for financial literacy

Federal benefits specialist Ray Kirk discusses how to achieve your financial goals by using the building blocks provided by the federal government.
April 14, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , Ray Kirk , OPM , financial security , federal benefits , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit

Monday - 04/14/2014, 08:16pm EDT
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