Selective TSP withdrawals


Q. I have a couple nickels in the Thrift Savings Plan and I am very concerned about a turnaround that I believe is coming. Where to do I information as to how much of my TSP can be moved to another IRA or secured account for better growth? Will it hurt me to remove most and leave a little? Where I find answers about moving my current funds, and starting a fresh minimalist account?

A. The rules governing the TSP are available at There is no need to move your money out of the TSP to secure it against risk of loss. You can accomplish this by moving your money into the G Fund.


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