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  1. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up


    Stocks saw modest losses last week, but the upside trends remain intact. We're entering earnings warnings season so next week, the last week in March, tends to be a little bumpy.



    For the TSP, the C-fund lost 0.49% last week, the S-fund dropped 0.42%, the I-fund fell 1.48%, while the F-fund (bonds) added 0.22% and the G-fund was up 0.03%.

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  2. Americans Accessing More News Through Mobile Devices


    The new digital landscape is changing the way digital natives get their news.

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    Jack B. Winn



    Americans have more access to different forms of media than any other era--and the news media is struggling to keep up.

    According to the Pew Research Center's State of the News Media report, mobile devices are driving more eyeballs to websites, blogs, and other forms of media than newspapers ...
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  3. Is the Roth TSP Right for Me?

    Do you want to pay taxes on the seed or the harvest? The soon to be available Roth TSP may provide you a significant tax reduction on your future income. Think of the original tax-deferred TSP as paying tax on the harvest. You get a tax deduction on your contributions, which can grow tax deferred while you are accumulating savings, but at distribution, the harvest (contributions plus earnings) will be subject to tax. The Roth feature in the TSP will be available during the second quarter of ...
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  4. Taking Income from TSP Utilizing SIPS

    In a previous article: Proud to Be an American, I covered the options for taking income from TSP at retirement. Those options are:
    (1) Take monthly withdrawals from TSP,
    (2) Create an annuity with TSP through MetLife, or
    (3) Rollover TSP to an IRA and take distributions.
    (4) You can also do a combination of these options.
    Imagine that you have worked for the federal government for 30 years. You’ve been faithful to making contributions and managing your TSP account. Now ...
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  5. Reversal in the TSP: Investors Buying Instead of Dumping the C Fund

    February was a good month for Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) investors. All of the TSP funds were up in both the underlying funds and in the lifecycle funds. The I fund was the leader for the month with a gain of 5.14% on top of its gain of 5.36% in January. The C fund with a return of 4.34% was again in positive territory for the third straight month and the S fund with a return of 3.99% also did well. (See historical monthly TSP fund returns.)
    Here is how the funds fared in February and for ...
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