What will the COLA be in 2015? Here is a quick summary. The percentage will be less than the increase of the average FEHB increase next year.
One advantage federal employees have when saving for retirement is the Roth TSP. A Roth investment allows you to pay tax on the seed (the smaller, starting investment) and reap the bounties (the investment plus growth/interest) tax-free. The author explains more about how this works.
Is there is a sensible approach in preparing, formulating and filing for OPM Disability Retirement benefits? The author offers some details about the application process.
Phased Retirement may finally be a reality for eligible federal employees desiring to phase into retirement, however, some agencies have said they will not allow employees to submit applications until 2015. The author offers considerations and practical examples for federal employees who may be considering utilizing the new phased retirement option.