Tag: Retirement

Maximizing Retirement Benefits and Perks for Federal Employees

Filed in News by on January 6, 2015 Comments

Whether you are planning to retire soon or well into the future, you need to understand the retirement system and its benefits. The author provides an overview of the general eligibility requirements under FERS and also lists discounts available to federal employees and retirees.

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The Best of 2014

Filed in News by on December 29, 2014 Comments

What were the most popular articles on FedSmith.com in 2014? From the 2015 COLA to a 1% pay raise next year, here are the articles you read the most.

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The Best Day to Retire in 2015

Filed in News by on December 17, 2014 Comments

The author says that while you can retire on any date that you choose, there may be some advantages to retiring at certain times of the month or year. She shares her opinions as to which dates she believes may be best dates for federal employees to consider retiring.

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The CSRS Voluntary Contribution Program

Filed in News by on December 15, 2014 Comments

The CSRS Voluntary Contribution Program has been available to CSRS or CSRS Offset federal employees for many years. It can be a very useful option to significantly increase retirement savings. The author explains some of the details of this program.

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IRAs Celebrate 40th Birthday

Filed in News by on December 15, 2014 Comments

January 1, 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) in the United States. The author provides some of the history and benefits of the IRA.

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Your TSP Investment: Where’s the Money Going and Why Do ‘They’ Care?

Filed in News by on December 12, 2014 Comments

TSP officials believe that investors should leave their money in the TSP when leaving federal service. Why do they care?

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6 Common Questions for Federal Employees Starting Later in Life

Filed in News by on December 9, 2014 Comments

There is a lot of guidance available on the federal benefit package for new employees starting their careers at a young age, but there are also unique and important considerations for those starting later. The author provides considerations for federal workers beginning their careers at later ages.

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The Impact of Inflation on Your Retirement

Filed in News by on December 9, 2014 Comments

When designing your retirement plan and investment portfolio, it is important to invest with the impact of inflation in mind. The author describes the impact it can have on your plans and your lifestyle.

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