TSP

  • What’s your plan B?

    Are you planning to retire soon or leave your federal job? What happens to your benefits? Find out when benefits expert John Grobe joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn. July 26, 2017

  • Dark side of TSP’s G fund

    Most of the retirement nest-egg money federal investors have socked away is in the super-safe, never-has-a-bad-day Treasury securities G fund. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders how safe is safe.

  • What does the future hold for your TSP?

    This week on “Your Turn,” financial planner Arthur Stein tells feds and retirees what, if anything, they should be doing now with their Thrift Savings Plan accounts.

  • 6 federal workforce bills to watch this summer

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will consider a series of bills this week that could impact the federal workforce. Among them is legislation that would give participants more options to withdraw investments from the Thrift Savings Plan.

  • Lessons from a TSP millionaire: The 3 ‘Ds’ of TSP investing

    Dan Magneson, a fish biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, discusses how decisions he made 25 years ago led to an unexpected retirement windfall.

  • Do you have a plan B for your TSP?

    Have you protected your TSP from the next stock market crash? Financial planner Arthur Stein will explain what you should be doing now to protect your financial assets when he joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn. July 5, 2017

  • TSP’s 2-month winning streak ends with a slow June

    Thrift Savings Plan returns slowed in the month of June, though only two funds dipped in the red. The S and I funds saw the most significant changes, both positive and negative, in June compared to the previous month’s returns.

  • Should you stick with TSP after you retire?

    Why do so many federal employees move out of TSP when they retire from the government? What should you do?

  • TSP updates from the experts

    For Your Benefit hosts welcome Kim Weaver, Director of External Affairs, and Jim Courtney, Director of Communications and Education, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board to the studio this week.

    May 1, 2017

  • The bumpy road to a million-dollar TSP account

    There are three ways federal investors can join the million-dollar Thrift Savings Plan club. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says investing steadily produces the most millionaires.

  • House takes on TSP modernization with a bipartisan companion bill

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Mark Meadows introduced the TSP Modernization Act, which would give participants in the Thrift Savings Plan more options and flexibility to withdraw from their accounts. It’s a companion bill to the legislation Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio.) introduced in April.

  • Defining your retirement objectives: What are you saving for?

    Tom Walker, founder of Walker Capital Preservation Group, Inc., outlines basic questions every federal employee should ask themselves as they develop their plan for retirement.

  • TSP board to move L fund to 5-year increments

    The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, the agency that administers the Thrift Savings Plan, is also keeping a close eye on 2018 budget process. The board says the proposed changes to the federal retirement system included in the president’s budget request could have significant impacts for retirees and how they participate in the TSP.

  • May TSP returns continue positive streak, minus one negative outlier

    While one fund took an unexpected downturn into the red, the rest of the federal retirement funds generally posted higher returns last month or remained relatively unchanged.

  • Your benefits package from A to Z

    Do you know what’s in your federal benefits package? If not you should. Federal benefits expert Tammy Flanagan will explain why when she joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn. May 31, 2017