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May 25, 2020:  TSP Update From the Experts

Original Air Date:  April 13, 2020

Host Bob Leins, CPA® and co-host Ray Kirk, Ph.D., Federal Benefits Specialist, NITP, welcome Ravi Deo, Executive Director, and Kim Weaver, Director of External Affairs of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

Today’s discussion will focus on answering the following questions:

  • Congress passed the CARES Act that allows the TSP to offer some flexibility.  What is the TSP doing?
  • Congress passed the withdrawal bill in 2017 and TSP implemented it in September 2019.  How have participants used the new flexibility?
  • Stats!  How many millionaires?  Average account balances?  Any statistics that show trends (moving from TSP to IRA or how many take monthly payments vs annuities)?  How big is the TSP compared to other large employer sponsored retirement plans?
  • What were the administrative expenses for 2019?
  • When will the new L Funds go live?

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A Look Ahead

June 1, 2020:  Host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes Kari Utz-Wolsky, (ISSA) CFT, SPN, SSC; Crossfit level 1; Nutrition & Conditioning Specialist to talk about finding strength together during COVID-19

Most Recent Past Shows

These and previous episodes are available on-demand.

May 18, 2020:  Best Dates to Retire, with Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, Inc.

May 11, 2020:  Help! There's a Pandemic and I Have Not Done My Estate Planning, with Marc Levine, Esquire, Handler & Levine, LLC.

May 4, 2020:  Impact of COVID-19 on Federal Retirement and Benefits, with Ray Kirk, Ph.D., Federal Benefit Specialist

April 27, 2020:  Answering Your Financial Questions During COVID-19, with Joe Sullender, CFP®








































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