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Plan for a lifetime with the TSP

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Everything you need to know about our funds

We’ll help you understand each fund—their risks, rewards, and performance.

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We’ll be with you every step of the way

Whether you’re new to the federal government or preparing to retire, we’re here to help guide you.

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Our funds at a glance

  • The Lifecycle (L) Funds are made of each of the individual funds below. If you’re an experienced investor, you can customize your asset allocation with our 5 individual funds and invest in everything from short-term government securities to domestic and international stocks.

    • Consider if you were born 1983 or later, or plan to need your TSP savings in 2045 or later.

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    • Consider if you were born 1973 – 1982, or plan to need your TSP savings between 2035 and 2044.

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    • Consider if you were born 1963 – 1972, or plan to need your TSP savings between 2025 and 2034.

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    • Consider if you were born 1954 – 1962, or plan to need your TSP savings between 2018 and 2024.

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    • Consider if you were born before 1954, or are using your TSP savings or expect to in the next year.

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  • We have a selection of individual funds that offer broad market diversification. You can choose to have your retirement dollars invested in everything from a short-term U.S. Treasury security to index funds made of domestic and international stocks.

    • A fund containing government securities that are specially issued to the TSP.

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    • A fund containing government, corporate, and asset-backed bonds.

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    • A fund containing stocks of large and medium-sized U.S. companies.

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    • A fund containing stocks of small to medium-sized U.S. companies.

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    • A fund containing international stocks from more than 20 developed countries.

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