Why Isn’t the Roth TSP More Popular? - October 22, 2020
By Anthony Bucci, FedSmith
As of June 2020, there were 3,569,305 FERS participants in the Thrift Savings Plan.
However, only 666,175 people actually had money in the Roth TSP— only about 18% of all folks enrolled in the plan! Additionally, the average Roth balance for the FERS population was a paltry $15,740 compared to an average balance of $146,801 for the Traditional TSP.