Tag: Retirement

Guidelines to Help You Prepare for Your Retirement ‘Graduation’

Filed in News by on July 23, 2015 Comments

Are you on the cusp of retirement? These are some tips to keep in mind as you plan this next phase of your life.

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How Likely Are You to Receive a COLA Increase in 2016?

Filed in News by on July 21, 2015 Comments

Will federal retirees receive a COLA in 2016? While inflation data is creeping up, it may not be enough to result in a COLA increase.

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Is Washington’s Big F.E.E.T.S. Stepping on Federal Employees?

Filed in News by on July 20, 2015 Comments

The author says politicians in Washington are using federal employees as political pawns which is likely to push talented people out of the federal workforce. He outlines some of the arguments coming from Washington against the federal workforce and dispels them with evidence of his own.

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Would Cutting the G Fund Interest Rate Benefit Federal Employees?

Filed in News by on July 19, 2015 Comments

The G fund has never had a losing year. The rate of return on the G fund has been dropping as inflation has gone down and consideration is being given to reducing the G fund interest rate even more. Could this actually be a good thing for TSP investors?

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Some CSRS Offset Employees Will Receive Extra Money (and Interest)

Filed in News by on July 16, 2015 Comments

Are you a CSRS offset retiree? If you are in this group of federal employees, a letter coming from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) may interest you as you may be in for at least a small, unexpected financial gain.

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What Happens to Your Benefits if You Die While Still Working?

Filed in News by on July 13, 2015 Comments

While the subject is one most of us would rather not ponder, it is helpful to know what will happen to your federal benefits should you die while still employed in your federal job.

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Federal Retirement Contributions and Pension Calculations: More Changes Coming?

Filed in News by on July 9, 2015 Comments

Will the federal retirement system be changed to require greater contributions from federal employees in the near future? Will the retirement computation change from a high three to high five? Here is a quick summary of pending issues federal employees should be watching.

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OPM’s Retirement Backlog Remains Mostly Flat in June

Filed in News by on July 6, 2015 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management has released the latest monthly figures on its retirement claims processing status. The latest data show that the backlog of outstanding clams was reduced only slightly in June.

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