Tag: Retirement

Medicare Part B Premiums Are Scheduled to Rise 52% in January

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Starting in January, most retirees under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), who also are enrolled in Medicare Part B, could see a 52% jump in their monthly Medicare premiums.

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Consider All Options Before Leaving For The Private Sector

Filed in News by on August 27, 2015 Comments

Is it worth moving from your job with the federal government to one with the private sector? While there are many variables to consider, the author looks at the financial considerations by way of an example with some hypothetical salary figures.

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Fending Off Fraud

Filed in News by on August 26, 2015 Comments

How susceptible are you to fraudulent scams and con artists who target your life savings? Learn common scams to be aware of and how to protect yourself from the stories of these other people who found their retirement savings at risk from fraudsters.

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Federal Retirement Facts and Myths: Do You Know the Difference?

Filed in News by on August 26, 2015 Comments

The author says there are a lot of myths and misconceptions regarding the federal retirement system and benefits for federal workers. He provides an example he recently saw firsthand when providing financial advice to a couple of long time federal employees.

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COLA Increase in 2016 Appears Less Likely

Filed in News by on August 19, 2015 Comments

It is increasingly less likely that there will be a COLA increase for retirees in 2016 based on the inflation figures for July.

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How to Maximize Your Federal Benefits for Your Family After Your Death

Filed in News by on August 18, 2015 Comments

The issue of our own mortality is not one we like to think about or discuss with our loved ones. However, it is necessary for proper planning for the future, especially when it comes to matters of personal finance. The author discusses how to maximize some of your most important benefits as a federal employee in the event of your death.

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Lack of Legal Protections Threaten Federal Employees’ Retirement Savings

Filed in News by on August 17, 2015 Comments

Are the funds inside of your TSP account being put in jeopardy by financial advisors who aren’t looking out for your best interests? This matter was discussed at a Department of Labor hearing last week on a proposed rule change governing the conduct of financial advisors.

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8 Milestone Ages for Federal Employee Retirement Planning

Filed in News by on August 12, 2015 Comments

When it comes to preparing for retirement, there are eight ages that every Federal employee should know about. The author lists each of these ages and what federal employees must know about them as they plan for their futures.

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