TSP

  • TSP stock funds keep on keeping on

    First-quarter returns for stocks in the Thrift Savings Plan are in, and they’re good. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks, should you change your investment strategy based on these very good months?

  • Bipartisan TSP bill aims to address limits on fund withdrawals

    Federal employees who invest in the Thrift Savings Plan withdraw more than $9 billion annually from the government retirement fund, due in part to its strict rules on withdrawals. Now two senators have introduced a bill to relax those TSP restrictions.

  • March TSP returns: In like a lamb, out like a lion

    The Thrift Savings Plans is seeing red for the first time in 2017, after two funds posted negative numbers in March.

  • Wading through the federal benefits program

    Tammy Flanagan with the National Institute of Transition Planning joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to discuss Uncle Sam’s alphabet-soup federal benefits program for workers and retirees. March 22, 2017

  • TSP continues to write 2017 success story as most funds improve

    The Thrift Savings Plan continues to show positive returns in February, with every fund posting in the black, and all but two improving over January’s numbers.

  • Should TSP millionaires be congratulated or horse-whipped?

    Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders whether the media should soft-pedal news about the financial success of rank-and-file federal civil servants as investors.

  • TSP board lagging behind on cyber updates, closing audit recommendations

    Cybersecurity remains a tough challenge to tackle for Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, the agency that administers and oversees the Thrift Savings Plan. Under the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA), an independent auditor found the board lagging on risk management and access strategies.

  • Do you really ‘own’ your TSP account?

    Randy Silvey, president of Silverlight Financial, argues that federal employees are at a disadvantage compared to non-federal employees when it comes to having full control over their retirement money.

  • More feds hit $1 million mark

    2016 was a good year for fed workers investing in TSP, despite ups and downs in the market. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey digs deeper into what’s coming up next.

  • DoD makes first moves to implement new military retirement system

    The Defense Department started to move this week into the implementation phase of the new military retirement system Congress ordered it to set up just over a year ago, including through an exhaustive education campaign designed to make sure service members understand how the new system works.