TSP

  • TSP funds on the rise in October

    All TSP funds, except for the I fund, posted positive results for the month of October, according to the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

  • Investment king tells TSP Board: Feds are in good shape for retirement

    Larry Fink, chief executive officer of BlackRock, spoke at a meeting Monday of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, which administers the Thrift Savings Plan.

  • Considerations for your ongoing financial planning

    Joe Sullender, certified financial planner and senior vice president of investments of the Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, answers your financial planning questions. October 13, 2014 (This show originally aired September 29, 2014.)

  • ISO love outside the TSP? Consider the cost

    A huge pile of investment capital — $420 billion-plus and growing daily — is begging to be rescued by a private sector suitor, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. The money is 4.6 million Thrift Savings Plan accounts held by current, retired or former federal and postal workers and military personnel.

  • How’s your TSP? Compared to what?

    Federal workers are pretty savvy about investing for retirement, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. The Thrift Savings Plan now has more than 4.6 million account holders and is worth more than $420 billion.

  • Kim Weaver, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

    A new menu of services is under consideration for participants in the Thrift Savings Plan. The TSP now has the results from a survey (and focus groups) to help them understand why people who leave government take all their money out of their accounts. Kim Weaver is director of external affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained who the TSP surveyed and why they asked.

  • TSP funds dip into the negative in September

    After rebounding in August, nearly all of the federal Thrift Savings Fund accounts posted negative numbers at the end of September. Despite this one-month dip, year-to-date percentages remain positive.

  • Survey: Retirees want greater flexiblity in TSP accounts

    The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board conducted a survey to find out why so many former feds are withdrawing all the money from their Thrift Savings Plan accounts so soon after retirement.

  • Considerations for your ongoing financial planning

    Joe Sullender, certified financial planner and senior vice president of investments of the Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, answers your financial planning questions. September 29, 2014

  • Why it’s important to check your TSP account before you really check out!

    Nearly half of all Thrift Savings Plan participants close their accounts when they leave government. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains why.

  • Join the government and become a millionaire?

    Over the past several years, the number of federal workers will million-dollar Thrift Savings Plan accounts has jumped dramatically. That’s due, no doubt, to the surging stock market, and some TSPers who stayed the course through tough times, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

  • Investments and the smell test

    Some people go outside the TSP because they want to have a wider choice of investment options. Would you do the same? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

  • 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

  • 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.