Tag: Retirement

The Unknown Alternative to Phased Retirement

Filed in News by on August 17, 2014

The author says that the loss of the annuity supplement under phased retirement is a big disadvantage. However, he outlines a comparable alternative that could help offset this loss.

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Monte Carlo and Social Security Success

Filed in News by on August 11, 2014

Did you know that changing when you turn on Social Security could increase your chances of successful retirement? The author provides an example with 4 different scenarios and how it affects the probability of successful retirement.

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Phased Retirement for Feds: Easing Into Retirement

Filed in News by on August 8, 2014

OPM has issued rules on phased retirement—a new program that will allow federal employees to work part-time while also receiving a portion of their federal pension.

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Close to Retirement? Move Somewhere!

Filed in News by on August 6, 2014

The author says that federal employees who move to more expensive locality areas prior to retirement can actually boost their annuity after retirement. He explains how this works through the use of some hypothetical examples.

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Retirement Backlog Grows in July

Filed in News by on August 5, 2014

The backlog of retirement claims at the Office of Personnel Management reversed course and actually grew in July over the previous month.

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The Biggest Problem with Benefits Estimates

Filed in News by on July 20, 2014

Many federal employees receive Benefits Estimates when they’re planning their retirement. Getting a Benefits Estimate from your HR can be a helpful place to start, but there is a big problem that most federal employees miss.

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Questions You Should Ask About Your Investments

Filed in News by on July 9, 2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission offers a brochure that is helpful when choosing a financial advisor as well as helping you understand your investments.

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OPM Slowly Reducing Retirement Backlog

Filed in News by on July 7, 2014

The Office of Personnel Management continues its slow but steady reduction of the backlog of outstanding retirement claims.

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