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  • Thrift Savings Plan

    Saving

    The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a Federal Government-sponsored retirement savings and investment plan. Congress established the TSP in the Federal Employees' Retirement System Act of 1986. The purpose of the TSP is to provide retirement income. The TSP is a defined contribution plan. The retirement income that you receive from your TSP account will depend on how much you have contributed to your account during your working years and the earn... more

  • 2016 Thrift Savings Plan Limits

    The IRS has announced the 2016 limits for contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). The elective deferral limit remains unchanged at $18,000 for the year. This is the limit for most regular contributions. If you are trying to contribute the maximum amount to your TSP account in 2016, you will need to contribute $1500 per month for the entire year. For more details, see this Paycheck Chronicles post. more

  • The Thrift Savings Plan Update

    The Department of Defense's Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is the equivalent of a civilian 401(k) retirement plan. Servicemembers can contribute dollars from their paycheck before taxes are taken out. The servicemember then decides where to allocate the money based on six different mutual fund options. Investing in the TSP also has several other advantages including: being able to borrow against the amount available in your account for personal loa... more

  • Military Family Finances and Lifestyle Survey

    Businessman drops coin in pink piggy bank.

    USAA and Blue Star Families have recently posted the results of a four year survey covering the financial realities military families face. We had the opportunity to discuss the findings with JJ Montanaro of USAA and Marissa Ivo of Fleishman Hillard. Tell us about USAA and Blue Star Families. Blue Star Families has been advocating for military families for several years, and USAA’s mission is to achieve financial security for military famili... more

  • Thrift Savings Plan Asset Allocation

    money in nest

    Statistics show that people are living longer, healthier lives. It's possible that you could spend two, maybe three decades in retirement. You'll need your TSP account to provide you with current income when you need it and continuous income to last your entire lifetime.Your TSP Asset AllocationYour asset allocation is an important consideration while you are in retirement because you'll need sufficient income to meet your current expenses. Yo... more

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