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  • IRS increases amount TSP participants can contribute in 2019

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the IRS changed the annual contribution limit for 401(k) style retirement plans and the Thrift Savings Plan for 2019.

  • Stock market making you nervous?

    October, as it sometimes does, once again proved to be a scary month for folks invested in the stock market. We didn’t have a Black Friday circa 1929 event. And we are a long way…

  • Back to school financial planning

    Join our host, Bob Leins, CPA® as he welcomes Karen Schaeffer, CFP®, who specializes in financial planning for Federal government employees, and Megan Schaeffer, Estate Planning Attorney. 

  • TSP vs. IRA? Revisiting this classic question in light of the TSP modernization act

    Stephen Zelcer, a financial advisor for federal employees, explains how the changes to the TSP in 2019 will impact you and what you should keep in mind.

  • TSP updates from the experts

    Join hosts, Bob Leins and Karen Schaeffer, CFP®, as they welcome Ravi Deo, Executive Director, and Kim Weaver, Director of External Affairs of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board to the studio.

  • Time for a little TSP insurance?

    When they retire or leave government, some people transfer their Thrift Savings Plan 401(k) accounts to IRAs that offer more flexibility and investment options.

  • 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

  • Federal customer experience — it’s no jar of olives

    The “MyAgency” model tries to personalize federal offerings that are in reality offered on a mass scale.

  • Is the TSP the best option for retirees’ withdrawals?

    By Arthur Stein, CFP Bethesda, MD There are many advantages to the Thrift Savings Plan for federal employees who are growing their investments. The TSP offers a variety of funds with low expenses. But retirees who…

  • Tax savings now and during the year

    Tax and estate planning attorney Tom O’Rourke joins host Bob Leins to answer your questions about tax shelters, the TSP, the Roth TSP, and the Section 529 plan. February 23, 2015