Tag: Retirement

Can You Trust Your Financial Planner?

Filed in Headlines, News by on November 24, 2014

The author lists some important questions you should ask a financial planner to know if he or she is right for helping you with your financial future.

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The Service Computation Date Comes in Five Flavors

Filed in News by on November 19, 2014

There are potentially five different service computation dates that are used to determine your benefits as a federal employee with which you should be familiar. The author provides details about each one.

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Divorce and Federal Employee Retirement Benefits

Filed in News by on November 12, 2014

The rules governing retirement benefits for divorced federal employees and their former spouses are detailed and complex. The author provides some general advice for federal employees and their spouses in the event they are facing a divorce.

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Power Shift in Congress: What Does This Mean for Federal Employees?

Filed in News by on November 8, 2014

As a result of the Republican wave of victories in the mid-term elections, Congress will now be under the control of Republicans. What subjects of interest to federal employees are likely to arise as a result? Here are a few that are likely to impact the federal workforce.

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Phased Retirement : Will It Be a Reality in Your Agency?

Filed in News by on November 6, 2014

In theory, federal employees who are eligible can start applying for phased retirement on November 6. Some federal agencies are not yet implementing the program and they also have discretion not to implement the program at all.

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Retirement Claims Inventory Rises in October

Filed in News by on November 5, 2014

OPM received more retirement claims in October than it did in September which pushed the backlog of outstanding claims higher.

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COLA Announced for 2015: It’s 1.7%

Filed in News by on October 22, 2014

The COLA next year for many federal retirees and Social Security recipients will be 1.7%.

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2015 COLA for Social Security, Federal Retirees to be Announced This Week

Filed in News by on October 19, 2014

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.

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