Tag: Retirement

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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What Every Federal Employee’s Financial Planner Should Know About Federal Retirement and Benefits

Filed in News by on June 25, 2014

Federal employees have some unique features to their financial lives. The author looks at some key elements your financial planner must know to guide you effectively.

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At the Brink of an Irreversible Mistake

Filed in News by on June 19, 2014

One federal employee ended up pulling his retirement paperwork before the big day because he almost made an irreversible mistake. He was relying on all the previous benefits estimates he had received from his human resources department, but at the last minute found out he wouldn’t be getting the pension he had expected. Learn from his story and make sure it doesn’t happen to you.

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