Tag: Retirement

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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Retirement Claims Backlog Down Slightly in August

Filed in News by on September 6, 2014

The Office of Personnel Management processed more retirement claims than it received in August, leading to a reduction in the backlog of outstanding claims.

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5 Important Questions To Consider Before Applying For OPM Disability Retirement

Filed in News by on September 1, 2014

The author outlines five questions that identify a few of the initial considerations that federal employees should examine when determining whether they should pursue OPM disability retirement.

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Phased Retirement Moving Forward

Filed in News by on August 27, 2014

What do you need to know about phased retirement before entering this program? Here are some key points that any phased retirement employee will want to know ahead of time.

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