Tag: Annuity

What Happens to Your Federal Benefits If You Leave Before You Are Eligible to Retire?

By on February 1, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
What Happens to Your Federal Benefits If You Leave Before You Are Eligible to Retire?

What happens to your benefits as a federal employee if you leave before you are eligible to retire from federal service?

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How Much of a Pension Will Obama and Biden Get After Leaving Office?

By on January 23, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How Much of a Pension Will Obama and Biden Get After Leaving Office?

Barack Obama and Joe Biden have left the White House, but they will be receiving compensation for their service in government. Here is a summary of how their pension programs work.

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Proposed Retirement Changes for Federal Employees

By on January 22, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Proposed Retirement Changes for Federal Employees

Changes are likely to occur in the federal retirement program. Here are some probable proposals that would impact current and future federal retirees.

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Will Retiring in the Middle of December Lower My FERS Pension?

By on January 3, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Will Retiring in the Middle of December Lower My FERS Pension?

I understand that there is often a “best date” to retire to maximize one’s pension, but I want to retire in the middle of December 2017 to take my family on vacation. What effect will that have on my FERS pension?

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How is the TSP Annuity Supplied by MetLife Calculated?

By on December 12, 2016 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments

Can you tell me how the TSP annuity that is supplied by MetLife is calculated? I have been given a bunch of different answers and none match what the TSP rate is offering (which is of course much lower).

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0.3% COLA Increase for Federal Retirees and Social Security Recipients in 2017

By on October 18, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
0.3% COLA Increase for Federal Retirees and Social Security Recipients in 2017

There will be a COLA increase of 0.3% for federal retirees and Social Security recipients in 2017.

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Do Members of Congress Get a Special Pension Benefit That Other Federal Employees Do Not?

By on October 17, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Do Members of Congress Get a Special Pension Benefit That Other Federal Employees Do Not?

There is a common belief that Members of Congress have a special pension that will pay them their full salary as a pension for as little as five years of Congressional service. Is this really true?

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How is the 2016 FERS Annuity Supplement Calculated?

By on August 30, 2016 in Retirement with 23 Comments

The author provides a basic explanation of how the FERS annuity supplement is calculated as well as why a federal employee would want to make the calculations.

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Interest Rates and Your TSP Annuity

By on August 4, 2016 in Q&A with 14 Comments

Have the low interest rates we have been having for the last several years affected the amount of money a person would be entitled to if he chose the TSP annuity option?

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New Guide Shows You How States Will Tax Your Annuity

By on April 15, 2016 in Retirement with 18 Comments
New Guide Shows You How States Will Tax Your Annuity

A new guide from NARFE gives federal employees an overview of state tax rates and how each state treats retirement income with respect to taxation.

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