Tag: Retirement

Are You Part of the Retirement Tsunami? Where Will You Retire?

Filed in News by on June 24, 2009 Comments

Where will you live when you retire? As a federal retiree, you will have an assured source of income. You may find that living outside of the United States offers advantages and a lifestyle unavailable to you here.

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What Will (Your) Retirement Life Be Like?

Filed in News by on May 19, 2009 Comments

What will your retirement life be like? “Plan like you will live forever, but pray like you will die tomorrow.”

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FERS and CSRS Disability Retirement: Common Principles to Follow

Filed in News by on May 6, 2009 Comments

If you are going to apply for disability retirement, there are common principles you will want to follow in order to increase your chances of success under either the FERS or CSRS retirement systems. Here is an explanation of how this process works.

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Boomers Retiring from Federal Jobs Could Equal Opportunity

Filed in News by on April 28, 2009 Comments

The federal government fills a higher percentage of jobs from among current employees than do most private sector employees. Therefore the boomer retirements could mean a chance for you to move up. Do you need to get prepared for an upcoming opportunity?

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The Retirement Paradox

Filed in News by on April 17, 2009 Comments

This former federal employee found that adjusting to retirement was a bigger adjustment than expected. She writes that a retiree goes through stages and most do not recognize the impact that leaving a lifetime career will have on your life.

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When Is Your Ideal Retirement Date in 2009?

Filed in News by on April 14, 2009 Comments

The ideal retirement date will vary according to an individual’s situation. But, for those readers contemplating retirement this year, here are considerations for maximizing your retirement.

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FERS, Sick Leave and Your Retirement: How Much Is This New Benefit Worth to You in Dollars and Cents?

Filed in News by on April 5, 2009 Comments

A bill is moving through Congress that would allow FERS employees to count unused sick leave in computing retirement benefits. Is it more beneficial to take the leave or to save it for using in computing retirement benefits? Here are a few considerations–if this bill does get passed by Congress.

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Disability Retirement and the Federal Employee

Filed in News by on April 3, 2009 Comments

For Federal and Postal employees, disability retirement benefits exist as part of their “employment package.” This is a benefit that can become very important. The process of obtaining disability retirement is not simple. Here are some basics about this employment benefit.

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