Tag: Retirement

Why is Social Security so Hard to Understand?

Filed in News by on December 10, 2009 Comments

“I think we can all acknowledge that most people don’t understand Social Security, and have difficulty getting their questions answered. So, what can you do if you’re ready to consider benefits?”

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What Should You Know About Your Financial Planner?

Filed in News by on December 3, 2009 Comments

What should you know about your financial planner and what questions should you ask? Here is a good starting point.

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Federal Disability Retirement: As a Medical Issue, Medical Treatment Must Be Followed

Filed in News by on November 20, 2009 Comments

In filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits, it is often just as important for an applicant to know what will result in a denial of an application, as it is to know what is needed to get one approved.

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The Reality of “Generation U”

Filed in News by on November 19, 2009 Comments

The federal retirement Tsunami has been the source of speculation and articles but this Tsunami has not occurred. This cultural trend is not unique to the federal government. Here are some of the reasons.

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From Rio to Barcelona: The Further Travel Adventures of One Federal Retiree

Filed in News by on November 1, 2009 Comments

What will you do when you retire? Here is a column from a retired federal employee who has opted to spend some of his time and money traveling around the world.

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Sick Leave, FERS, and Delaying Retirement

Filed in News by on October 9, 2009 Comments

Some readers have been delaying their retirement with the expectation of getting a financial gain from credit for their unused sick leave. That may happen but the final legislation may not bring the windfall you are expecting.

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How The Premium Increase for Federal Long Term Care Insurance May Impact You

Filed in News by on September 29, 2009 Comments

A number of readers have been surprised, and at least some are angry or upset, over a premium increase in the federal long term care insurance program for some participants. Here is an explanation of how the increase will work and how much of an increase you may be facing.

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

Filed in News by on September 22, 2009 Comments

As federal employees, we have some benefits that most other workers do not. If we are working with a financial planner who is not familiar with our benefits, we risk getting advice that does not fit our situation. Here are items your financial planner should know about.

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