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  • Bear market: Are you ready?

    This is the longest bull market in history. But eventually it will change, the market will tank.

  • Upward swing in TSP returns during October

    The Thrift Savings Plan continued its positive trend last month, as all funds showed either gains or held steady compared to September.

  • Will you stick with the TSP?

    Fans of the Thrift Savings Plan hope new withdrawal rules encourage more people to stick with it when they move to another job or retire.

  • What happens to your TSP when the bull becomes a bear?

    A growing number of Thrift Savings Plan investors are nervously wondering how much longer the current bull market will last, and can last.

  • TSP: Is everybody (anybody) happy?

    Last month the Thrift Savings Plan implemented a series of changes in withdrawal rules it hopes/expects will lead to more people leaving their investments in the TSP when they leave government.

  • TSP millionaires club explodes

    So how’s the retirement nest egg you’re building one paycheck at a time going?

  • What’s your TSP investment style, automatic pilot or active control?

    Most of the 34,000 active and retired feds with million-dollar-plus Thrift Savings Plan accounts got there by keeping cool. Most have been steady investors for decades.

  • What’s your million-dollar-TSP ETA?

    The first TSP millionaires were all alike and today, they still have a lot in common. The vast majority have been investing the maximum for 29-plus years.

  • Lawmakers, observers denounce moving TSP fund to China-inclusive index in 2020

    The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board announced in 2017 it would broaden the I fund’s benchmark to include more emerging markets, including China.

  • Your TSP account: Life raft or punching bag?

    Thanks to the ups and downs in the global markets, some of the 37,612 feds who were Thrift Savings Plan millionaires at the end of June may be back to six-figure balances.