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Newbie's Corner

Are you a new Federal employee or new to TSP Talk? If you answered yes, then you have come to the right place.

Hello, my name is Jeff Russell. I'm a Air Traffic Controller in Atlanta. I've been a Federal employee since March, 1987. I will try and guide you through the Thrift Savings Plan or TSP. I will be writing a series of articles geared toward the newbies. I will try to explain the ins and outs of our retirement savings plan.

I will try and post to this blog at least once a week. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Remember, there is no such thing as a dumb question. I'll will answer every question or find someone who can.

Any suggestions or comments are always welcomed.

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Introduction

    Hey Guys and Gals,

    Welcome to my new blog. I'm going to try and write articles geared for the newbies to Gov't or TSP Talk. I'll cover topics such as a broad overview of TSP, on-line access, interfund transfers or IFT's, fair valuation or FV's, TSP funds, TSP Talk tracker, posting to TSP TALK message board, TSP Talk paid services, etc..

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