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What's not to like about the TSP?

AARP financial writer Allan Roth joins host Mike Causey to talk about the thrift savings plan and what you should think about when considering an investment.
September 17, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , TSP , phased retirement , background checks , Allan Roth , AARP , CBS MoneyWatch.com , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 06:44pm EDT
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TSP: Are you a lifer? Should you be?

Forty-five percent of TSP investors who left government in 2012 closed their federal accounts within a year, according to a survey by the Board that runs the giant 401(k) style program. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders why.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , TSP , pay and benefits , workforce ,

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 02:00am EDT

Follow the money: Your TSP account

TSP participants may be good at saving cash, but how will they spend that money when the time comes? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks. Do you want a lump sum? Do you want monthly payments? What will you need and when will you need it?

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

Monday - 09/15/2014, 02:00am EDT

Online Chat: Phased Retirement

Federal News Radio experts answer your questions on phased retirement.

Tags: online chat , phased retirement , Tammy Flanagan , Mike Causey , Shefali Kapadia , pay and benefits , TSP , CSRS , FERS

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 11:00am EDT

Nude sunbathing, retirement, death

For today's column, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey suggests you check on your nest egg, get your affairs in order and pack some extra sunblock.

Tags: Mike Causey , phased retirement , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 02:00am EDT

Phased retirement: Ready, set, go?

Do you dive headfirst into cold water? Maybe you prefer to ease into it. If so, you might feel the same way about retirement. For those "easing in" kind of feds, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey suggests you consider phased retirement.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , phased retirement , workforce , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 02:00am EDT

Behavioral finance: how our emotions sabotage our success

We discuss the stumbling blocks that can sabotage your best intentions to earn what you're worth, save adequately and spend responsibly.

Tags: pay and benefits , Bob Leins , Kristina Sturgis , TSP , For Your Benefit

Friday - 09/05/2014, 02:56pm EDT
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OPM continues to shrink retirement claims backlog

The Office of Personnel Management received about 1,300 more retirement claims than it expected in August. Even so, the agency was able to cut its claims backlog by 500. It is processing an increasing share of claims, 78.5 percent, within 60 days.

Tags: OPM , claims backlog , pay and benefits , Michael OConnell

Friday - 09/05/2014, 03:44pm EDT

TSP funds rebound in August

All Thrift Savings Plan domestic funds recorded gains in August. In the most dramatic comeback, the S Fund ended August 4.98 percent higher than it began.

Tags: TSP , FRTIB , pay and benefits , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 09:43am EDT

Kim Weaver, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

The biggest number ever for federal employees saving for the future is in. More than ever are saving in the Thrift Savings Plan. Kim Weaver is Director of External Affairs the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said the results make the people who run the TSP really happy.

Tags: Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , TSP , In Depth , Kim Weaver

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 04:32pm EDT
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