Tag: TSP

TSP Stock Funds Score Solid Gains in October

Filed in News by on November 2, 2015 Comments

All TSP funds had positive returns in October, and the C fund had its best single month return in four years.

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Will Allocations Be Changing for the TSP’s Lifecycle Funds?

Filed in News by on November 2, 2015 Comments

Will the allocations to the lifecycle funds be changing? A new recommendation for the Thrift Savings Plan would change the current investment structure of these funds. Here are the recommendations provided in a recent report.

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How the New TSP Rules for Special Category Employees May Affect You

Filed in News by on October 29, 2015 Comments

Congress recently passed a long sought after bill which will change the rules for special category federal employees and their ability to access their TSP accounts. The author describes what the new law does and how it will impact those federal workers to whom it applies.

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TSP Contribution Limits Unchanged in 2016

Filed in News by on October 22, 2015 Comments

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the annual contribution limits for the Thrift Savings Plan and other similar retirement/pension plan contributions for 2016, most of which are unchanged from 2015.

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TSP or Not TSP? THAT is the Rollover Question!

Filed in News by on October 15, 2015 Comments

In the third article in his series on federal retirement, FedSmith.com author Randy Silvey addresses one of the most common questions he has received from FedSmith.com users: “Should I roll my TSP over to an IRA after leaving federal service?”

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Rough Month (and Year) for TSP Stock Funds

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Stocks have just experienced their worst quarterly returns since 2011. TSP funds reflect this market action, and all of the TSP stock funds are down for September and for the year to date.

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Managing Income and Investments After Retirement

Filed in News by on September 30, 2015 Comments

You might think that retirement planning is what you do while you are working, and it stops once you retire. The author says that nothing could be further from the truth and that managing your investments is even more important once you are no longer actively contributing. He outlines some of the key points you need to know for managing assets after you leave your federal career.

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Feds Ask, ‘Where Can We Find Retirement Income Facts?’

Filed in News by on September 29, 2015 Comments

In his second article in the series, FedSmith.com author Randy Silvey addresses some of the questions he received from readers on retirement topics such as investing in the TSP and learning how to know if you are on the right path towards a successful retirement.

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