Should I Do Both Roth And Traditional TSP?

Is traditional TSP better than Roth TSP?

In the Traditional TSP, the money you contribute is pre-tax.

This means you don’t pay taxes at the time you put the money in instead you’ll pay taxes when you withdraw the funds.

At that time your current tax bracket could be higher than it currently is, which is why the Roth TSP is better..

Should I have a Roth IRA and TSP?

Matching Contributions You don’t get any match on your Roth IRA investment because it is a personal retirement account. You should always maximize your matching contribution in the TSP before investing in a Roth IRA. The extra money far outweighs any potential tax savings in the IRA.

How do I change my TSP to a Roth?

To transfer Roth money into the Roth balance of your TSP account, use Form TSP-60-R, Request for a Roth Transfer into the TSP. Both forms are available on

How much does Roth TSP match?

“Keep in mind it is impossible to only invest in the Roth TSP because all matching contributions are made to the traditional TSP. For example, if you make $100,000 per year and contribute the maximum $18,500 to the Roth TSP, your 5 percent or $5,000 match will be added to the traditional TSP.

Can I max out my TSP and Roth IRA?

Yes. You can have and contribute to both a TSP ROTH and a ROTH IRA each year. … Up to $19,000 a year into your TSP ROTH account AND. Up to $6,000 into a ROTH IRA.

Is there an income limit for Roth TSP?

The Roth TSP is totally different because it’s funded with after-tax money. … Secondly — and this is very important — there are no income limits on a Roth TSP. With a Roth IRA, if you make more than a certain amount ($183,000), you cannot contribute. But with the Roth TSP you can contribute after tax money.

How much should I have in my TSP?

If you want your TSP balance to be able to generate an inflation-indexed annual income of $10,000, most financial planners will suggest that you have a $250,000 balance at the time you retire. … This is based on something called the “4% rule”.

Can I switch from traditional to Roth TSP?

The simple answer to that question is no. A regular TSP cannot be converted to Roth TSP, nor can TSP be converted directly to a Roth IRA. However, even though it can’t be converted directly, TSP can be rolled over to an IRA and then converted to a Roth IRA.

Should I max my TSP?

The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a great tool for federal employees to save for retirement. Saving, and even maxing out your contributions to TSP is normally thought of as a good thing. Yes, maxing out your TSP can be very beneficial, but may not be the best thing for your financial future.

Is my TSP Roth or traditional?

All agency/service contributions are deposited into your traditional balance. Roth TSP is similar to a Roth 401(k), not a Roth IRA.

Is TSP better than 401k?

Overall, the Thrift Savings Plan compares favorably to 401(k) plans, and if you work for the Federal government and can participate, it very likely makes sense to do so. It serves as a solid adjunct to the FERS pension, and the combination of the TSP and FERS can provide a solid foundation for retirement.