Tag: Retirement

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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Preparing for Phased Retirement?

Filed in News by on October 16, 2014

As the phased retirement program is about to become a reality for federal employees, OPM has issued draft documents outlining procedures under the program.

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Pay Taxes on the Seed, Not the Harvest

Filed in News by on October 13, 2014

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.

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The Confluence of Factors During the OPM Disability Retirement Process

Filed in News by on October 6, 2014

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.

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Little Change to Retirement Backlog in September

Filed in News by on October 6, 2014

The backlog of retirement applications at OPM stayed relatively flat in September.

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Utilizing the TSP After Retirement

Filed in News by on September 16, 2014

What should you do with your TSP account after you retire? The author offers some advice and considerations for federal employees who have reached this milestone in their careers.

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What We Know So Far About Phased Retirement

Filed in News by on September 15, 2014

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.

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