Tag: Retirement

Rubio Proposes Opening TSP to Private Sector Workers

Filed in News by on May 13, 2014

In a speech at the National Press Club today, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) offered several retirement reform proposals, one of which was opening the Thrift Savings Plan up to private sector workers.

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What is the Special Retirement Supplement and Why Is it Important?

Filed in News by on May 11, 2014

The Special Retirement Supplement (SRS) is not paid by the Social Security Administration. It is paid by the Office of Personnel Management. This article provides a simplified example of how the SRS is calculated.

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Did Lyndon Johnson Steal From the Social Security Trust Fund?

Filed in News by on May 8, 2014

The author says that one of the most pervasive myths on the Internet is that President Lyndon Johnson stole money from the Social Security trust fund in order to pay for the Vietnam war. He offers some evidence as to why this is not the case.

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Retirement Claims Backlog Drops Slightly in April

Filed in News by on May 5, 2014

OPM made a modest improvement in its backlog of retirement claims in April.

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Is There a Phased Retirement In Your Future?

Filed in News by on May 1, 2014

There are specific rules and regulations on returning to work for Uncle Sam after retirement. This article does not attempt to answer the question as to why someone would want to return to working for the federal government after retiring. It will simply address how to do that.

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Are You Ever ‘Too Old’ to Invest?

Filed in News by on April 23, 2014

Is it better to start saving early for retirement? Absolutely! However, not everybody is willing or able to start at a young age. Are you ever really “too old” to invest and save for your future?

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The Trust Fund Money Has Already Been Spent

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on April 21, 2014

The money in the Social Security trust fund is gone. The author offers some details about why this is the case and says that Social Security can still be a good program if the money were to be replaced.

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Buyouts and Early Outs: What You Need to Know

Filed in News by on April 17, 2014

There is a lot of uncertainty facing federal employees these days, and one idea that has been floated is reducing the size of the federal workforce. One way to do this is by offering buy outs. The author offers some details you need to know if you are considering a buy out.

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