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Buyouts and Early Outs

By on January 15, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Buyouts and Early Outs

The author provides some general information about early outs and buyouts along with questions federal employees should ask themselves if they are considering taking one of these.

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Three Crucial Retirement Planning Tips for 2017

By on January 4, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Three Crucial Retirement Planning Tips for 2017

The start of a new year is often a time when we make plans for a better future. The author lists what she sees as the three most critical planning tips of a solid retirement plan for federal employees.

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Protect Your Family with Important Estate Planning Documents

By on December 20, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Protect Your Family with Important Estate Planning Documents

Have you considered what would happen to your loved ones and to your assets after you pass away? Proper planning is important to ensure your wishes are carried out. Here is a list of important forms federal employees need to handle the beneficiary designations for their federal benefits.

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When Does an Employee Have to Retire to Receive the 2017 COLA?

By on December 14, 2016 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments

An employee who plans to retire on 1/3/2017 wants to know if he has to be off of the government’s payroll by 12/31/16 to receive the COLA. The author provides the answer.

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National DEAF-icit: Debt, Taxes, and Your Retirement

By on December 8, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
National DEAF-icit: Debt, Taxes, and Your Retirement

The author says that taxes are likely to be higher in the future when current federal employees are at or nearing retirement. He outlines some options available to federal workers to help offset future tax burdens.

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OPM Will No Longer Accept Corrections on Certain Retirement Forms

By on November 16, 2016 in Human Resources, Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM Will No Longer Accept Corrections on Certain Retirement Forms

The Office of Personnel Management has announced that certain benefits election forms with hand made corrections will no longer be accepted.

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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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Groups Urge Lawmakers to Combat Rising Medicare Part B Premiums

By on October 3, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Groups Urge Lawmakers to Combat Rising Medicare Part B Premiums

Numerous organizations recently sent a letter to lawmakers urging them to find a way to ease the burden of expected rising Medicare part B premiums in 2017 to help retirees.

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Best and Worst TSP Returns in 2016

By on October 3, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Best and Worst TSP Returns in 2016

All but one TSP fund had positive returns in September. Here are the best and worst performing funds so far in 2016.

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The 80% Rule: How to Achieve Your Desired Retirement Lifestyle

By on August 7, 2016 in Current Events, Retirement with 72 Comments
The 80% Rule: How to Achieve Your Desired Retirement Lifestyle

How do you determine how much money you will need in retirement? A lot depends on the retirement lifestyle that you desire. The author discusses the “80% rule” and how it applies to giving you the lifestyle you desire to have in retirement.

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