Should Federal Employees Invest in a Roth IRA?

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Should Federal Employees Invest in a Roth IRA?

One advantage of a Roth IRA for federal employees is the opportunity to increase exposure to international markets. The author explains.

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OPM Wants You to Verify Your FEGLI Changes

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OPM Wants You to Verify Your FEGLI Changes

Did you make changes to your FEGLI elections during last year’s open season? OPM wants you to ensure they are correct before they go into effect.

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My Father and the Dysfunctional, Broken VA

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A woman shares her story about helping her father get care for his cancer treatment at the VA.

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CBO Weighs in on TSP Modernization Act

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CBO Weighs in on TSP Modernization Act

The CBO has released an analysis of a bill that would allow federal employees to make multiple withdrawals from their TSP accounts.

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Border Patrol Officials Are ‘Moving On’ As Wall Construction Remains Delayed

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Various delays are causing Customs and Border Protection not to be able to make any progress on the bidding process for building a border wall.

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The G Fund and the Debt Ceiling

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The G Fund and the Debt Ceiling

Congress is once again debating whether or not to raise the debt ceiling. Here is what this means for federal employees.

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How the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act May Drive Civil Service Reform

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How the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act May Drive Civil Service Reform

The author says that a new VA reform bill provides a look into both the approach and substance of reforms we should expect to see in the rest of government.

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What Penalties Would I Face If I Retire at 62 With Less Than 20 Years of Service?

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What Penalties Would I Face If I Retire at 62 With Less Than 20 Years of Service?

What penalties would I face if I retire at 62 years old but have less than 20 years in service?

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Whatever Happened to Trump’s New Border Patrol Officers?

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President Trump signed an executive order shortly after taking office to hire 15,000 new Border Patrol agents and immigration officers. However, the plan to do so isn't proving to be so simple.

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How to Determine if a Financial Adviser is Right For You

By on August 15, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How to Determine if a Financial Adviser is Right For You

How can you go about selecting a financial advisor to help you plan for retirement? These are some questions to ask and red flags to watch for.

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