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By Mike Miles

Analyzing TSP performance

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Q: I’ve been participating in the Thrift Savings Plan since the late 1990s and am trying to learn how much of my current balance is made up of contributions and how much is based on earnings. TSP will only provide the various contribution category totals (mine, agency matching and agency basic) with the associated earnings included. I would like the earnings broken out so I can see my account’s performance over the years. Is there a way to calculate this without going back through more than a decade of statements?

A: No.

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  1. Elaine Johnson Says:
    July 26th, 2010 at 7:09 am

    question published: 7/20/2010 titled Analyzing TSP performance.

    My Annual Stmt (not the quarterly ones) has a section titled “Lifetime contributions” showing the total for pre-tax contributions and catch-up contributions. He can get his answer once a year. –elaine