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What information is on the government's Thrift Savings Plan home page?

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The home page of the Thrift Savings Plan website contains information regarding plan participation, investment funds, tools that help users plan for retirement and life events that affect decisions related to retirement. The home page also includes a bulletin board that contains information regarding plan news and announcements.

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The home page includes links to TSP contact information, news regarding the TSP service, forms, publications and website help. The main navigation bar contains links to the main categories, a search field and an option to modify the text size. As of 2015, the slide menu features access to three videos regarding the benefits of compound earnings, how TSP fits in with the Federal Employees Retirement System and how to transfer from a TSP savings plan to another one.

Each main category includes links to information related to that category. For example, the Investment Funds category provides information about monthly returns and share prices, while the Plan Participation category features content related investing contributions and enrolling in the TSP. Near the bottom of its home page, TSP.gov includes links to services that allow a user to change the address attached to his TSP account, to view the latest limits and rates, and to peruse the way TSP calculates rates of return and determines compound annual returns for specific periods of time.

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