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What shutdown? TSP ends October with strong showing

Fears that the two-week government shutdown and the threat of a catastrophic default on the national debt would roil the stock market and shrink federal employees' retirement accounts turned out to be unfounded. For the second month in a row, all the funds in the TSP posted in positive territory, according to data released Friday by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

Tags: pay and benefits , Jack Moore

Friday - 11/01/2013, 11:30am EDT

If it's fun, it must be wrong

If it feels good, it must be bad. However if you ignore it, you may be on the right track, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So are we talking about your TSP account or your love life?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits ,

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 02:00am EDT

TSP investing and more

CBS MoneyWatch columnist Allan Roth will share investment strategies for the TSP, and Federal Times senior writer Sean Reilly will discuss what's ahead for federal workers and retirees.
October 30, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , CBS MoneyWatch.com , Allan Roth , investment advice , federal retirement , Federal Times , Sean Reilly , budget battle , budget cuts , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 07:55pm EDT
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Furlough fever: Sell low, buy high

If you are a federal worker, did you raid your retirement fund, or sell low and buy high during the government shutdown? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Was it prudent or panic behavior to flee the stock market before and during the shutdown?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , government shutdown

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 02:00am EDT

Thousands of feds turned to TSP to weather shutdown

Hardship withdrawals shot up in the first few weeks of October and thousands more employees opted to shift their investments out of higher-risk areas and into the G Fund, TSP officials said at at the board's monthly meeting Monday. During the shutdown, some 8,200 participants requested hardship withdrawals, compared to 5,500 during the same period of time last year.

Tags: government shutdown , pay and benefits , Greg Long , Veronica Mance , Jack Moore

Monday - 10/28/2013, 05:17pm EDT

TSP account averages nudge 6-figure mark

When it comes to investing and saving for retirement, federal workers are at the head of the class. TSP average balances are fast-approaching the 6-figure mark.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , retirement ,

Monday - 10/28/2013, 05:59am EDT

How to prepare for the next government shutdown

Financial planner Arthur Stein will discuss what you can do to protect your assets in the event of another government shutdown, and Sean Reilly will talk about the possibility of another shutdown, and what's ahead for feds.
October 23, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , government shutdown , financial planning , Arthur Stein , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , budget battle , Congress , USPS , federal retirement , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 06:31pm EDT
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TSP's multimillion-dollar plan calls for more customized experience

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board kicked off this week a multimillion-dollar plan to revamp the Thrift Savings Plan. The $2.3 million initiative, which was approved by board members last month, calls for TSP officials to broadly survey participants on the services and offerings they desire as well as how the TSP stacks up against other plans, including those in the private sector.

Tags: pay and benefits , FRTIB , benefits , Renee Wilder , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 11:14am EDT
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Financial planning tips for furloughed feds

Tammy Flanagan, Karen Schaeffer, and Bob Leins discuss what furloughed federal workers should be doing to protect their financial assets.
October 14, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , financial planning , furloughs , government shutdown , IRA , G Fund , Tammy Flanagan , Karen Schaeffer , Bob Leins , NITP , For Your Benefit

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 07:09pm EDT
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Protecting your TSP account during the shutdown

Certified financial planner Arthur Stein will provide tips on how to protect your retirement nest egg, and Federal Times Senior Writer Sean Reilly will give us the latest on the government shutdown.
October 9, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , financial planning , retirement , Arthur Stein , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , US Postal Service , buyouts , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 08:06pm EDT
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