• 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. on September 6, 2019.

Newsletter Issue: July 2019
Feature Article(s):
  • Take stock of your investments
Other Information:
  • Video: The Lifecycle Funds
  • Flexible withdrawals begin September 15, 2019
  • Protect your account
  • Second quarter statements available online now
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Newsletter Issue: April 2019
Feature Article(s):
  • There are so many ways you can TSP!
Other Information:
  • A new tsp.gov
  • A special note about account security
  • Rates of return for the TSP Funds
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Newsletter Issue: January/February 2019
Feature Article(s):
  • A Message from the Executive Director
Other Information:
  • Rates of return for the TSP Funds
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Newsletter Issue: October 2018
Feature Article(s):
  • Should I Catch Up My Contributions?
Other Information:
  • This version includes a correction from the print version.
  • Rates of return for the TSP Funds
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Newsletter Issue: July 2018
Feature Article(s):
  • Who’s Your Beneficiary?
Other Information:
  • Want to have the ability to reset your password online?
  • Did you know that we have a new form to help with submitting a court order to the TSP?
  • Coming in September 2019
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Newsletter Issue: April 2018
Feature Article(s):
  • Basic Training: Key Retirement Terms You Should Know
Other Information:
  • Want to have the ability to reset your password online?
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Newsletter Issue: January/February 2018
Feature Article(s):
  • A Message from the Executive Director:
    At Your Service
Other Information:
  • Rates of return for the TSP Funds
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Newsletter Issue: October 2017
Feature Article(s):
  • 4 Ways to Pump Up Your TSP Savings
Other Information:
  • Rates of return for the TSP Funds
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Newsletter Issue: July 2017
Feature Article(s):
  • 5 Mistakes You Might Be Making with Your TSP Account (And What to Do About Them)
Other Information:
  • Rates of return for the TSP Funds
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Newsletter Issue: April 2017
Feature Article(s):
  • Do You Know How Much is Enough?
Other Information:
  • April is Financial Literacy Month!
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Newsletter Issue: January/February 2017
Feature Article(s):
  • A Message from the Executive Director:
    The TSP is Turning 30 This Year!
Other Information:
  • The TSP is Now on Facebook!
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Newsletter Issue: October 2016
Feature Article(s):
  • "How To” with the TSP
Other Information:
  • How to Interpret Your Investments’ Performance
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Newsletter Issue: July 2016
Feature Article(s):
  • How the TSP Fits Into FERS
Other Information:
  • What If I'm CSRS or Military?
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Newsletter Issue: April 2016
Feature Article(s):
  • Removing the Mystery from the TSP Core Funds
Other Information:
  • Why Are There Limits on Interfund Transfers?
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Newsletter Issue: January/February 2016
Feature Article(s):
  • A Message from the Executive Director
Other Information:
  • Plan Enhancements
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Newsletter Issue: October 2015
Feature Article(s):
  • Does Your TSP Need a Checkup?
Other Information:
  • Notice Something Different?
  • Rates of return for the TSP Funds
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Newsletter Issue: July 2015
Feature Article(s):
  • Happy Birthday, L Funds!
Other Information:
  • A Tale of Two Investments
  • Keep in Touch!
  • Highlights Makeover
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Newsletter Issue: April 2015
Feature Article(s):
  • Saving at Different Stages
Other Information:
  • Separation Anxiety?
  • Don’t Get Blindsided
  • Passwords 2.0
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Newsletter Issue: January/February 2015
Feature Article(s):
  • Review. Rethink. Remain.
Other Information:
  • Attention: Active Duty Army, Air Force, and Navy
  • How to Make the Change
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Newsletter Issue: October 2014
Feature Article(s):
  • Combine and Save with the TSP
Other Information:
  • Adding Some "Fun" to Funds
  • Stay Connected to the TSP
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Newsletter Issue: July 2014
Feature Article(s):
  • Retirement Income Should Be the Outcome
Other Information:
  • There's No "Fun" in Fund Overlap
  • Monthly and annual rates of return for the TSP Funds
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Newsletter Issue: April 2014
Feature Article(s):
  • More Than You Bargained For: The Potential Costs of a TSP Loan
Other Information:
  • Designating Your Beneficiaries
  • All It Takes Is One! (L Fund)
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Newsletter Issue: January/February 2014
Feature Article(s):
  • Improving Your TSP Experience
Other Information:
  • Vexed About Vesting?
  • The TSP is on Twitter!
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Newsletter Issue: October 2013
Feature Article(s):
  • Investing in Bonds? Don't Find Yourself in a Bind
Other Information:
  • Separation Anxiety? If you're thinking of separating from Federal service, consider keeping your funds in the TSP
  • Monthly and annual rates of return for the TSP Funds
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Newsletter Issue: July 2013
Feature Article(s):
  • Making Sense of Annuities
Other Information:
  • Retirement Income Calculator
  • Monthly and annual rates of return for the TSP Funds
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Newsletter Issue: April 2013
Feature Article(s):
  • You Ask. We Answer.
Other Information:
  • It's Always the Right Time to Save
  • Monthly and annual rates of return for the TSP Funds
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Newsletter Issue: January/February 2013
Feature Article(s):
  • More Than You Pay For
Other Information:
  • Tax-deferred and Roth transfers into the TSP
  • Monthly and annual rates of return for the TSP Funds
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Newsletter Issue: October 2012
Feature Article(s):
  • New TSP Tools and Materials
Other Information:
  • Your withdrawal request is serious business, and the new TSP online withdrawal wizard helps you get your withdrawal form in good order.
  • Monthly and annual rates of return for the TSP Funds
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Newsletter Issue: July 2012
Feature Article(s):
  • Your New Quarterly Participant Statement
Other Information:
  • The introduction of Roth TSP has required us to redesign your participant statements. Your second quarter participant statement is the first to showcase the new design.
  • How to correct your address
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Newsletter Issue: April 2012
Feature Article(s):
  • Your Roth Questions Answered
Other Information:
  • Generally, Roth TSP might be a good fit for those who expect their tax rate to be higher in retirement than it is now. But it is not that simple.
  • Monthly and annual rates of return for the TSP Funds
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Newsletter Issue: January/February 2012
Feature Article(s):
  • Is Roth for You?
Other Information:
  • Comparison of Traditional (Pre-tax) and Roth (After-tax) Contributions.
  • 2011 TSP Expense Ratio: The expense ratio is the amount by which each TSP account is reduced to cover administrative expenses
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Newsletter Issue: October 2011
Feature Article(s):
  • Planning for the Effects of Inflation
Other Information:
  • When it's time to begin withdrawing your money in retirement, you could purchase a TSP life annuity with increasing payments, and your monthly annuity payments could increase up to 3% each year based on the rate of inflation.
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Newsletter Issue: July 2011
Feature Article(s):
  • The G Fund - A User's Guide
Other Information:
  • A Quick Response (QR) code appears for the first time on a TSP publication. If you have a smartphone (one with Web-based capability), you can download information that supports the feature article.
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Newsletter Issue: April 2011
Feature Article(s):
  • The Simple Plan
Other Information:
  • Transfer or roll over traditional IRAs, SIMPLE IRAs, and other eligible employer plans into your TSP account
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Newsletter Issue: January/February 2011
Feature Article(s):
  • TSP Lifetime Payment
Other Information:
  • Monthly and annual rates of return for the TSP Funds
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Newsletter Issue: October 2010
Feature Article(s):
  • New Lifecycle Fund on the Block
Other Information:
  • End-of-Year Reminders
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Newsletter Issue: July 2010
Feature Article(s):
  • The House The TSP Built
Other Information:
  • Be on the lookout for the new TSP website
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Newsletter Issue: April 2010
Feature Article(s):
  • A Tale of Two Investors
Other Information:
  • Have money in IRAs or other plans?
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Newsletter Issue: January/February 2010
Feature Article(s):
  • The Bull by the Horns
Other Information:
  • What's Stopping You?
  • Need savings and investment information?
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Newsletter Issue: October 2009
Feature Article(s):
  • New Law Authorizes Changes to the TSP
Other Information:
  • Time for action?
  • End-of-Year Reminders
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Newsletter Issue: July 2009
Feature Article(s):
  • Have you named a beneficiary?
Other Information:
  • Revamped web site to be tested soon
  • Adding money from outside sources
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Newsletter Issue: April 2009
Feature Article(s):
  • The TSP: Too Good to Ignore
Other Information:
  • TSP: Right Answers for Your Retirement (crossword puzzle)
  • Got questions?
  • Answers to Crossword Puzzle
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Newsletter Issue: January/February 2009
Feature Article(s):
  • Now's still a good time for investing in the TSP
  • New Year Reminders
Other Information:
  • Contribution limits
  • Making loan payments via online banking?
  • Thanks for your input!
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