Tag: Retirement

COLA Increase in 2016 Appears Less Likely

Filed in News by on August 19, 2015 Comments

It is increasingly less likely that there will be a COLA increase for retirees in 2016 based on the inflation figures for July.

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How to Maximize Your Federal Benefits for Your Family After Your Death

Filed in News by on August 18, 2015 Comments

The issue of our own mortality is not one we like to think about or discuss with our loved ones. However, it is necessary for proper planning for the future, especially when it comes to matters of personal finance. The author discusses how to maximize some of your most important benefits as a federal employee in the event of your death.

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Lack of Legal Protections Threaten Federal Employees’ Retirement Savings

Filed in News by on August 17, 2015 Comments

Are the funds inside of your TSP account being put in jeopardy by financial advisors who aren’t looking out for your best interests? This matter was discussed at a Department of Labor hearing last week on a proposed rule change governing the conduct of financial advisors.

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8 Milestone Ages for Federal Employee Retirement Planning

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When it comes to preparing for retirement, there are eight ages that every Federal employee should know about. The author lists each of these ages and what federal employees must know about them as they plan for their futures.

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Do You Know the ‘Goldilocks Principle’ To Federal Retirement?

Filed in News by on August 9, 2015 Comments

A growing percentage of federal employees are either eagerly preparing for or nervously holding off retirement. The author says that you do not want to retire too soon and risk financial ruin in your Golden Years, but you also do not want to wait until too late to retire. He explains some ways to determine the best time to retire that works for you.

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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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