Tag: Retirement

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

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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

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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

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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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Retirement Claims Inventory Unchanged in November

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The latest retirement processing status report shows that OPM’s inventory of claims remained unchanged in November over the previous month.

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Worried About Cuts to Your Federal Benefits? Don’t Panic!

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In response to a recent CBO report that recommends various cuts to federal employee benefits, the author advises federal workers not to panic about these recommendations and explains why he thinks they are unlikely to materialize.

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Can You Trust Your Financial Planner?

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The author lists some important questions you should ask a financial planner to know if he or she is right for helping you with your financial future.

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The Service Computation Date Comes in Five Flavors

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There are potentially five different service computation dates that are used to determine your benefits as a federal employee with which you should be familiar. The author provides details about each one.

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Divorce and Federal Employee Retirement Benefits

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The rules governing retirement benefits for divorced federal employees and their former spouses are detailed and complex. The author provides some general advice for federal employees and their spouses in the event they are facing a divorce.

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