Tag: Retirement

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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How to Make Early Retirement a Reality

Filed in News by on August 26, 2014

To retire and live in a financially secure lifestyle, people need to begin saving money as young adults, putting aside cash, and investing their money wisely. There are ways, however, to retire early – especially for federal government employees. The author outlines some of the resources available to federal employees to help them save for retirement.

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Redeposit Issues Affecting Federal Employee Annuitants

Filed in News by on August 20, 2014

A common situation involving agency misinformation can arise when a federal employee is told that he or she can withdraw his or her contributions and can later redeposit retirement contributions after departing federal service and when he or she reaches retirement age. The author explains the details of this misconception.

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Your TSP: Roll It Over or Leave It?

Filed in News by on August 18, 2014

When you retire, you will be faced with many choices as to what to do with your Thrift Savings Plan investments. This article considers the choice of leaving your money in the TSP or transferring it into an IRA.

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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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