• More flexibility, increased value

    You'll soon have more options for how and when you can access your money. That means more reasons to stay with the TSP and continue to benefit from our low fees through retirement.

    Learn how these changes benefit you.

  • Withdrawing money soon?

    Consider waiting until September 15 so you can take advantage of more flexibility and new, more efficient online tools.

    If you need to withdraw money before these changes take effect, we must receive your properly completed request by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on September 6, 2019.

The TSP is one source of your retirement income. Other major sources of retirement income to consider in determining the adequacy of your TSP savings include your FERS Basic Annuity or CSRS annuity (or your retired pay if you are a member of the uniformed services), Social Security benefits, individual retirement accounts (IRAs), assets such as equity in a home, and other savings. To find out how much you need to save for retirement, link to the Federal Government Employees Ballpark Estimate calculator below. The calculator was developed by the American Savings Education Council to calculate how much you need to save each year from now until retirement based on your estimates of retirement income and existing savings.

In-depth Retirement Planning
The Ballpark Estimate calculator is just the first step in retirement planning. For more in-depth planning, you may want to consult a financial advisor or your agency's or service's retirement or benefits counselor, visit the Office of Personnel Management website at www.opm.gov, read books and articles on retirement planning, or use more detailed software to test a variety of assumptions for estimated benefits, expenses, and rates of return.
What You Need for the Ballpark Estimate Calculator Where to Find Information
Step 1 Estimate of annual income from FERS Basic Annuity or CSRS annuity. Contact your agency or service personnel office to find out how to estimate your annual income from your FERS or CSRS annuity.
Step 2 Social Security benefit estimate, if applicable Get your personalized benefit estimate online by requesting your Social Security Statement at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.
Step 3 Current savings balances Access your most recent account balance in My Account, or you can call the ThriftLine. Include savings from other retirement investment accounts, as well.

Go to Ballpark Estimate Calculator