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Newsletters

The TSP releases quarterly newsletters to participants to keep them updated with information and helpful tips to make smarter savings decisions.

Below you will find an archive of these newsletters throughout the years.

  • Thrift Savings Planner

  • January/February 2020

In this issue:

  • 2019 in review
  • New podcast: The Real TSP
  • TSP webinar with Q&A: Intro to the TSP
  • Fourth quarter account information now part of annual statement, available first week of February

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  • Thrift Savings Planner

  • October 2019

In this issue:

  • ‘Tis the season for an account security checkup!
  • Help prevent fraud
  • Mandatory two-step authentication coming December 2019
  • Video: Your Flexible Withdrawal Options
  • Fourth quarter account information now part of annual statement

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  • Thrift Savings Planner

  • July 2019

In this issue:

  • Take stock of your investments
  • Video: The Lifecycle Funds
  • Flexible withdrawals begin September 15, 2019
  • Protect your account
  • Second quarter statements available online now

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Archived newsletters

    • Highlights

    • April 2019

    In this issue:

    • There are so many ways you can TSP!
    • A new tsp.gov
    • A special note about account security
    • Rates of return for the TSP Funds

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    • Highlights

    • January/February 2019

    In this issue:

    • A Message from the Executive Director
    • Rates of return for the TSP Funds

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    • Highlights

    • October 2018

    In this issue:

    • Should I Catch Up My Contributions?
    • This version includes a correction from the print version.
    • Rates of return for the TSP Funds

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    • Highlights

    • July 2018

    In this issue:

    • Who’s Your Beneficiary?
    • 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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    • Highlights

    • April 2018

    In this issue:

    • Basic Training - Key Retirement Terms You Should Know
    • Want to have the ability to reset your password online?

    Read more

    • Highlights

    • January/February 2018

    In this issue:

    • A Message from the Executive Director - At Your Service
    • Rates of return for the TSP Funds

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    • Highlights

    • October 2017

    In this issue:

    • 4 Ways to Pump Up Your TSP Savings
    • Rates of return for the TSP Funds

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    • Highlights

    • July 2017

    In this issue:

    • 5 Mistakes You Might Be Making with Your TSP Account (And What to Do About Them)
    • Rates of return for the TSP Funds

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    • Highlights

    • April 2017

    In this issue:

    • Do You Know How Much is Enough?
    • April is Financial Literacy Month!

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    • Highlights

    • January/February 2017

    In this issue:

    • A Message from the Executive Director: The TSP is Turning 30 This Year!
    • The TSP is Now on Facebook!

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    • Highlights

    • October 2016

    In this issue:

    • “How To” with the TSP
    • How to Interpret Your Investments’ Performance

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    • Highlights

    • July 2016

    In this issue:

    • How the TSP Fits Into FERS
    • What If I'm CSRS or Military?

    Read more

    • Highlights

    • April 2016

    In this issue:

    • Removing the Mystery from the TSP Core Funds
    • Why Are There Limits on Interfund Transfers?

    Read more

    • Highlights

    • January/February 2016

    In this issue:

    • A Message from the Executive Director
    • Plan Enhancements

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    • Highlights

    • October 2015

    In this issue:

    • Does Your TSP Need a Checkup?
    • Notice Something Different?
    • Rates of return for the TSP Funds

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    • Highlights

    • July 2015

    In this issue:

    • Happy Birthday, L Funds!
    • A Tale of Two Investments
    • Keep in Touch!
    • Highlights Makeover

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    • Highlights

    • April 2015

    In this issue:

    • Saving at Different Stages
    • Separation Anxiety?
    • Don’t Get Blindsided
    • Passwords 2.0

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    • Highlights

    • January/February 2015

    In this issue:

    • Review. Rethink. Remain.
    • Attention: Active Duty Army, Air Force, and Navy
    • How to Make the Change

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    • Highlights

    • October 2014

    In this issue:

    • Combine and Save with the TSP
    • Adding Some "Fun" to Funds
    • Stay Connected to the TSP

    Read more

    • Highlights

    • July 2014

    In this issue:

    • Retirement Income Should Be the Outcome
    • There's No "Fun" in Fund Overlap
    • Monthly and annual rates of return for the TSP Funds

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    • Highlights

    • April 2014

    In this issue:

    • More Than You Bargained For: The Potential Costs of a TSP Loan
    • Designating Your Beneficiaries
    • All It Takes Is One! (L Fund)

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    • Highlights

    • January/February 2014

    In this issue:

    • Improving Your TSP Experience
    • Vexed About Vesting?
    • The TSP is on Twitter!

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    • Highlights

    • October 2013

    In this issue:

    • Investing in Bonds? Don't Find Yourself in a Bind
    • 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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    • Highlights

    • July 2013

    In this issue:

    • Making Sense of Annuities
    • Retirement Income Calculator
    • Monthly and annual rates of return for the TSP Funds

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    • Highlights

    • April 2013

    In this issue:

    • You Ask. We Answer.
    • It's Always the Right Time to Save
    • Monthly and annual rates of return for the TSP Funds

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    • Highlights

    • January/February 2013

    In this issue:

    • More Than You Pay For
    • Tax-deferred and Roth transfers into the TSP
    • Monthly and annual rates of return for the TSP Funds

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    • Highlights

    • October 2012

    In this issue:

    • New TSP Tools and Materials
    • 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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    • Highlights

    • July 2012

    In this issue:

    • Your New Quarterly Participant Statement
    • 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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    • Highlights

    • April 2012

    In this issue:

    • Your Roth Questions Answered
    • 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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    • Highlights

    • January/February 2012

    In this issue:

    • Is Roth for You?
    • 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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    • Highlights

    • October 2011

    In this issue:

    • Planning for the Effects of Inflation
    • 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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    • Highlights

    • July 2011

    In this issue:

    • The G Fund - A User's Guide
    • 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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    • Highlights

    • April 2011

    In this issue:

    • The Simple Plan
    • Transfer or roll over traditional IRAs, SIMPLE IRAs, and other eligible employer plans into your TSP account

    Read more

    • Highlights

    • January/February 2011

    In this issue:

    • TSP Lifetime Payment
    • Monthly and annual rates of return for the TSP Funds

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    • Highlights

    • October 2010

    In this issue:

    • New Lifecycle Fund on the Block
    • End-of-Year Reminders

    Read more

    • Highlights

    • July 2010

    In this issue:

    • The House The TSP Built
    • Be on the lookout for the new TSP website

    Read more

    • Highlights

    • April 2010

    In this issue:

    • A Tale of Two Investors
    • Have money in IRAs or other plans?

    Read more

    • Highlights

    • January/February 2010

    In this issue:

    • The Bull by the Horns
    • What's Stopping You?
    • Need savings and investment information?

    Read more

    • Highlights

    • October 2009

    In this issue:

    • New Law Authorizes Changes to the TSP
    • Time for action?
    • End-of-Year Reminders

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    • Highlights

    • July 2009

    In this issue:

    • Have you named a beneficiary?
    • Revamped web site to be tested soon
    • Adding money from outside sources

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    • Highlights

    • April 2009

    In this issue:

    • The TSP: Too Good to Ignore
    • TSP: Right Answers for Your Retirement (crossword puzzle)
    • Got questions?
    • Answers to Crossword Puzzle

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    • Highlights

    • January/February 2009

    In this issue:

    • Now's still a good time for investing in the TSP
    • New Year Reminders
    • Contribution limits
    • Making loan payments via online banking?
    • Thanks for your input!

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