TSP

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Phased retirement and financial awareness

    Federal benefits expert Ray Kirk gives his thoughts on OPM’s phased retirement guidelines and what they mean for you. September 1, 2014

  • 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.

  • Life begins at retirement

    Thomas Lee and Daniel Sipe from Lee, Sipe, and Associates answer your retirement and financial planning questions. August 25, 2014

  • Shefali Kapadia, Web Editor, Federal News Radio

    Feds are breaking records when it comes to their Thrift Savings Plan. Enrollment in the TSP is at an all-time high of 87.5 percent. That’s among employees under the Federal Employee Retirement System. But it’s not all good news for the TSP. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board held its monthly meeting. Federal News Radio’s Shefali Kapadia joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a recap of the meeting. Read Shefali’s related article .

  • Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

    Federal employees aren’t typically known as members of the millionaires club. But, if you play your cards right, it is possible. Federal News Radio’s Web Manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

  • FERS TSP enrollment hits record high

    At its monthly board meeting Thursday in Washington, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) announced that 87.5 percent of FERS employees are actively contributing to their TSP accounts. The percentage just surpasses the previous record high of 87.4 percent in January 2003. Although participation is increasing, a lower percentage of participants are contributing full match to their TSP accounts.

  • Options: Feds have plenty of them

    So, you’re reaping the benefits of your Thrift Savings Plan? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you still may be missing out on a host of other federal benefits that are available to you.

  • The Millionaire Inside of You

    Are you a $1 million baby? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you can be if, like some other feds, you make the most out of your Thrift Savings Plan.

  • TSP Millionaires Club: Want In?

    Want to have a $1 million-plus nest egg to play with when you retire? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says any fed can do it with common sense, hard work and time.

  • Phased retirement and financial awareness

    Federal benefits expert Ray Kirk gives his thoughts on OPM’s phased retirement guidelines and what they mean for you. August 18, 2014

  • Emotional Investors: Sell low then buy high!

    Unless you’re financially well-off, you need to get to know your Thrift Savings Plan. It may be responsible for one-third to one-half of the income you receive in your retirement, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.