TSP Ends the Year with Two New Features

The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) recently announced a new podcast with tips and advice for retirement investing and an enhanced online security feature.

‘The Real TSP!’ podcast is hosted by TSP educators, with each episode providing an in-depth look into your retirement investment plan and answering your critical questions.  Whether you’re brand new to the government, considering retirement or already there, the Real TSP! podcast promises a range of topics for employees in all stages of their federal careers. There are already two episodes on the basics of investing—including timing, choosing funds and risk tolerance—along with an episode explaining the new TSP withdrawal options that became available last month, at NTEU’s urging. 

Coming to TSP next month is a more secure login process that TSP says will better protect your personal information. Beginning in December, all TSP participants must have validated contact information and use two-step authentication to log into “My Account.” This login process is more secure because it means that online access to your account requires something you know (your account number or username and password) and something you have (the one-time code you receive in your email or on your phone). Someone who tries to log into your account fraudulently won’t be able to gain access without the code. You can download instructions here.