Tag: Retirement

OPM’s Retirement Backlog Grows by 13% in July

Filed in News by on August 6, 2015 Comments

If you are a federal employee planning to retire soon and were hoping for a quick turn around on your retirement application, you may be in for some bad news: the outstanding backlog of retirement applications at the Office of Personnel Management grew by just over 13% in July.

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Could There Be a Higher Annuity in Your Future?

Filed in News by on August 5, 2015 Comments

Congressman Michael Honda (D-CA) has re-introduced the CPI-E Act of 2015 which would adopt a measure of inflation more tailored to the costs of older Americans. What impact could this have on your annuity?

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What Happens to Your Federal Benefits If You Leave Your Job Before You Retire?

Filed in News by on August 4, 2015 Comments

Many federal employees consider leaving their positions for various reasons. The author provides a summary of what you can expect to happen to your benefits should you leave your job before retiring.

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Guidelines to Help You Prepare for Your Retirement ‘Graduation’

Filed in News by on July 23, 2015 Comments

Are you on the cusp of retirement? These are some tips to keep in mind as you plan this next phase of your life.

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How Likely Are You to Receive a COLA Increase in 2016?

Filed in News by on July 21, 2015 Comments

Will federal retirees receive a COLA in 2016? While inflation data is creeping up, it may not be enough to result in a COLA increase.

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Is Washington’s Big F.E.E.T.S. Stepping on Federal Employees?

Filed in News by on July 20, 2015 Comments

The author says politicians in Washington are using federal employees as political pawns which is likely to push talented people out of the federal workforce. He outlines some of the arguments coming from Washington against the federal workforce and dispels them with evidence of his own.

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Would Cutting the G Fund Interest Rate Benefit Federal Employees?

Filed in News by on July 19, 2015 Comments

The G fund has never had a losing year. The rate of return on the G fund has been dropping as inflation has gone down and consideration is being given to reducing the G fund interest rate even more. Could this actually be a good thing for TSP investors?

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Some CSRS Offset Employees Will Receive Extra Money (and Interest)

Filed in News by on July 16, 2015 Comments

Are you a CSRS offset retiree? If you are in this group of federal employees, a letter coming from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) may interest you as you may be in for at least a small, unexpected financial gain.

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