This Web site is dedicated to exploring the benefits of saving and investing in the Thrift Savings Plan. Building Wealth While Working for Uncle Sam , lays out a simple set of strategies for long-term, buy-and-hold investors to consider while investing in the TSP. This Web site and accompanying blog will build on those concepts, while focusing on new investing options and developments related to the TSP.
With close to 5 million participants, the Thrift Savings Plan is already pretty popular. It could get a whole lot more popular if recent recommendations on military compensation are implemented. As expected, the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission recommended adding government TSP matches for active and reserve service members, to compensate for a reduced retirement annuity.
With an authorized US military strength in of just over 1. The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission is set to release its recommendations within the next week. It will be interesting to see whether the Thrift Savings Plan will play an enhanced role in a modernized military retirement reform package.
The commission has been studying compensation for over a year now, and their report is due by Feb 1. Interested in investing in other funds besides those offered in the TSP? BlackRock won the contract to continue managing the S Fund.
Completion Total Stock Market Index. The earnings consist of dividend income and gains or … more …. Terrorist attacks using biological and chemical weapons. Foreign special operations infiltrations into territorial waters.
State-sponsored kidnappings of Japanese … more …. The first main page of the story shows a baby entranced by an old alarm clock. Those TSP participants who started investing in the C Fund at its inception in have become or are close to becoming millionaires this year. Those who contributed enough from pay that, together with the government match, was the equivalent of the maximum deferral limit each year are now millionaires: What do you get paid?
Are you paid fairly for the work you do? How much do you think you should get paid? How about the leadership in your agency or command? Are they paid fairly? We could make more in the private sector. Now, what does the leadership of the TSP deserve to be paid, managing as they … more …. TSP administrators two years ago established a process to deduct funds from TSP accounts of participants who were declared by a court to be late in paying child support.
Now administrators are proposing to do the same for TSP participants who owe back taxes. According to statistics in mid, 3. The TSP has been quietly beefing up security. As long-time readers of this forum know, in addition the security breach reported in , the TSP has had a number of open issues related to past security audits. To work these and other issues related to security, the TSP established and filled the position of the Chief Information Security Officer this spring in addition to the Chief Technology Officer.
It … more …. Did you experience a 3. Those who just began their civilian federal government service this year did, probably without even knowing it. A few things caught my eye as I was reviewing background events of the past few months, however.
In a very interesting development, the FRTIB earlier this year reviewed an analysis of hypothetical returns on the L Funds that included different types of asset classes.
Soon TSP administrators will be communicating directly with participants via email, phone, and possibly text messages as well. TSP is now taking comments on this proposal, and assuming there are no negative comments that convince administrators otherwise, the records system will be updated to accept email and phone contact information as of May As of there were over 4. Tagged BlackRock , S Fund. Tagged Thrift Savings Plan Updates.
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