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Retirement Claims Inventory Unchanged in November

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The latest retirement processing status report shows that OPM’s inventory of claims remained unchanged in November over the previous month.

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Merry Christmas to Federal Employees: Extra Paid Holiday Announced for Dec. 26

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President Obama has issued an executive order giving federal employees an extra paid holiday on Friday, December 26.

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Commercial Financial Advice on TSP Investing

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The author discusses various TSP “allocation services” for TSP participants who want assistance with their investment strategy.

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Self Plus One Health Insurance: Will Your Insurance Costs Go Up or Down?

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The self plus one option under the federal health insurance program will be available during the open season in 2015. It will likely benefit many in the program but some federal employees are likely to have higher premiums in 2016 as a result of the change.

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Predicting Social Security’s Financial Imbalance

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The author writes about a prediction made by one person in the 1940s about the future of Social Security that, in hindsight, has turned out to be remarkably accurate. He explains why Americans should pay attention to the warnings that were issued so many years ago.

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All TSP Funds Up in November

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With the exception of the I fund, all TSP funds are showing a positive return at the end of November.

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Worried About Cuts to Your Federal Benefits? Don’t Panic!

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In response to a recent CBO report that recommends various cuts to federal employee benefits, the author advises federal workers not to panic about these recommendations and explains why he thinks they are unlikely to materialize.

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How One Man Made an Extra $1,000 Teaching What He Knew

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The author outlines three ways you can use knowledge and skills you already have to to earn extra income.

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