Long-time federal workers under CSRS have a unique opportunity for tax-free retirement income. The author describes how CSRS federal employees can contribute to the little-known Voluntary Contribution Program to overcome some of the major contribution limitations with IRAs.
FedSmith.com users who have recently retired from federal service indicated some overall improvement in their dealings with the Office of Personnel Management and getting their retirement applications processed.
The TSP has quirks when it comes to using your money in retirement. These quirks can catch most federal employees by surprise. If you plan to keep your money in the TSP after you retire, you need to understand how it works so you aren’t caught off guard.