Tag: Retirement

Front-Loading Your TSP

Filed in News by on January 4, 2016 Comments

Are you planning to retire in 2016? You may want to consider front-loading your TSP. The author explains the benefits of this strategy.

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2016 Financial Resolutions

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Does your personal financial plan need a tune up in the new year? The author offers some suggestions to consider as part of your new year’s financial resolutions as you plan for retirement and the long term needs of your family.

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The Best of 2015

Filed in News by on December 28, 2015 Comments

What were the most popular articles on FedSmith.com in 2015? From the proposed pay raise for 2016 to retirement advice for federal workers, here are the articles you read the most.

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Modifying A Social Security Filing Strategy After The Recent Rule Changes

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The Bipartisan Balanced Budget Act of 2015 made several important changes to Social Security. Several very popular filing strategies are being eliminated, and many people will need to modify their retirement income plans to account for the new restrictions. The author describes what you need to know for planning your retirement.

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Funding Your Retirement Accounts in 2016

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How much can you contribute to your IRA in 2016? Can you contribute to both your IRA and TSP accounts? The author answers questions such as these to help you plan for funding your retirement accounts in the new year.

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FERS & CSRS Disability Retirement: The Importance of Recognizing the Laws to be Applied

Filed in News by on December 8, 2015 Comments

The author says that filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits is not merely a matter of completing the forms. He says that knowledge of the laws surrounding the process matter and can significantly influence the outcome of any litigation.

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Little Change to OPM’s Retirement Backlog in November

Filed in News by on December 5, 2015 Comments

According to its latest retirement processing status report, the Office of Personnel Management made no headway on reducing the outstanding backlog of retirement applications.

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Multiple Bills in Congress Pushing for a 3.9% COLA in 2016

Filed in News by on December 3, 2015 Comments

Lawmakers in both the House and the Senate are pushing to give federal retirees a 3.9% cost of living adjustment next year.

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