Tag: Retirement

OPM’s Retirement Claims Backlog Jumps 73% in January

Filed in News by on February 5, 2016 Comments

January is always a popular time for federal employees to retire, and last month was no exception. The Office of Personnel Management saw its backlog of retirement claims jump 73% thanks to an influx of new applications.

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13 Things You Should Know About Taxes and Federal Retirement

Filed in News by on January 28, 2016 Comments

Tax time is closer than you think. Here are 13 things you should know about taxes and your federal retirement.

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New Survey Raises the Question, ‘Will Feds Be Permitted to Develop Financial Maturity?’

Filed in News by on January 18, 2016 Comments

The author says that federal employees are frequently sheltered from financial and retirement information in their careers. He says federal workers need to be permitted to have self-reliance in their understanding of at least basic retirement concepts to avoid making mistakes that can harm their future financial goals.

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Beyond the Numbers; Are You Ready to Retire?

Filed in News by on January 12, 2016 Comments

Are you ready to retire? Many federal employees are now eligible for retirement, but still continue to work. The author goes over some important considerations federal workers should keep in mind as they ponder whether or not it is time to leave the workplace for good.

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Five Myths about FERS Federal Disability Retirement

Filed in News by on January 11, 2016 Comments

When your poor health begins to hinder your work performance, you need to prepare an exit strategy. For federal workers, applying for FERS federal disability retirement benefits may be a viable option. The author outlines five common myths federal employees should be aware of when seeking disability retirement benefits.

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Roth TSP vs. Roth IRA Showdown

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The Roth TSP and the Roth IRA share many similarities, however, they are not the same thing. The author describes some of the similarities and differences federal employees should be aware of as they look at how each one fits into their retirement savings plans.

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Calm Before the Storm? OPM Makes Gains on Retirement Backlog to Close Out 2015

Filed in News by on January 5, 2016 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management was able to reduce the backlog of federal employees’ retirement claims to close out 2015. This is a good thing too since retirement applications usually surge in January. Here is a glimpse of what OPM’s retirement inventory might look like at this time next month.

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Front-Loading Your TSP

Filed in News by on January 4, 2016 Comments

Are you planning to retire in 2016? You may want to consider front-loading your TSP. The author explains the benefits of this strategy.

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