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Rough Time in Court for Architect of the Capitol

By on July 10, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Rough Time in Court for Architect of the Capitol

An appeals court issued two unfavorable decisions for the Architect of the Capitol involving discrimination complaints at the agency.

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The TSP F Fund and the Bearer of Bond News

By on July 8, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
The TSP F Fund and the Bearer of Bond News

Can you lose money investing in bonds? The author describes the impact interest rate shifts can have on the TSP’s F Fund.

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How Much Income Will My FERS Pension Provide in Retirement?

By on June 23, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How Much Income Will My FERS Pension Provide in Retirement?

How does the FERS pension work, and how much can it add to your overall retirement income?

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TSP Promises and Pitfalls?

By on June 17, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
TSP Promises and Pitfalls?

The guarantee that comes with the G Fund may sound great, but it comes with a hidden retirement risk that many federal employees tend to overlook.

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The Rise of the Occupational Questionnaire

By on May 16, 2019 in Human Resources
The Rise of the Occupational Questionnaire

Occupational questionnaires replaced the old KSA process, but may have led to unintended consequences for agencies.

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Why I (Still) Work Here

By on April 29, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Why I (Still) Work Here

The author recounts his love for his federal career while also addressing challenges that federal employees face.

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Watch Out for This Retirement Tax Trap

By on April 16, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Watch Out for This Retirement Tax Trap

Will your income in retirement be less than it is now? As the author illustrates, you could be surprised thanks to required minimum distributions.

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A Resolution to Keep: Getting Your Financial House in Order

By on March 31, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
A Resolution to Keep: Getting Your Financial House in Order

It is important to periodically review your financial plans to ensure you remain on track for a solid retirement. These are some areas on which to focus.

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Marijuana Investments: Where is the Line?

By on March 8, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Marijuana Investments: Where is the Line?

Recent guidance on marijuana related investments raises questions for federal employees who hold security clearances.

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What Portion Do You Get Back from the FERS Refund?

By on February 23, 2019 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
What Portion Do You Get Back from the FERS Refund?

If you take the FERS refund, what portion of the contributions do you get back?

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