Posts Tagged: Thrift Savings Plan

Keeping Up with Your Retirement Funds is a Current Effort

We live in a world where we are concerned about the now. We tend to forget to think a bit more long-term than that next term paper or assignment. But we should think long-term about our retirement funds. Govies need to be aware of them and particularly what the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) has toRead… Read more »

Connecting with Your Future Self

Back in his 20s, Warren Buffett often asked himself, “Do I really want to spend $300,000 for this haircut?” An avid fan of compounding, the future billionaire constantly questioned whether spending money today was worth losing what he could have in the future if he invested it. Buffett is, obviously, the exception. Most of usRead… Read more »

Phased Retirement – Has Its Time Come?

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has proposed a “Phased Retirement” program. Although implementation has not been announced, it may be valuable to our readers to get a jump start on what Phased Retirement is all about. The Office of Personnel Management realizes the importance of preserving and protecting institutional knowledge. As federal employees leaveRead… Read more »

Is All ‘Your’ TSP Money Actually Yours Within your Account the money you invest in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and the agency match is yours immediately and you are therefore vested. However, the agency’s automatic 1% contribution has a few strings attached. For individuals in the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), this is not a concern. CSRS employees mayRead… Read more »