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Stop Cleaning Your Car

By on July 18, 2018 in Leadership with 0 Comments
Stop Cleaning Your Car

Do you have a task you don’t like doing that you could outsource? The author explains how delegating can give you more time to focus on more important things.

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Making Better Use of the Probationary Period

By on July 9, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Making Better Use of the Probationary Period

The MSPB has found that the probationary period is not extensively used, but there are steps agencies can take to utilize it more effectively.

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Is Dave Ramsey Right?

By on June 20, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Is Dave Ramsey Right?

What kind of returns can you expect on your long-term investments? One financial advisor takes issue with the advice from Dave Ramsey, a well known financial planner.

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Fight Fear with Facts: 3 Tips to Overcome Market Volatility

By on May 23, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Fight Fear with Facts: 3 Tips to Overcome Market Volatility

Volatility has been increasing this year in the stock market. Here are some tips on how to avoid letting your emotions derail your retirement savings plan.

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How to Avoid the Dreaded Product Sale When Seeking a Financial Advisor

By on May 16, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How to Avoid the Dreaded Product Sale When Seeking a Financial Advisor

Do you need a financial advisor? What kinds of advisors are there? The author outlines important considerations for federal employees seeking financial advice.

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Choosing the Correct Survivor Annuity Option

By on May 2, 2018 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Choosing the Correct Survivor Annuity Option

There are three survivor annuity options for FERS employees. The author explains the differences and whether life insurance can serve as a replacement.

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Federal Employees’ Right to Use FMLA Leave

By on April 30, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Federal Employees’ Right to Use FMLA Leave

FMLA requires agencies to allow qualifying federal employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per calendar year for certain events.

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Life After Retirement

By on April 24, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Life After Retirement

What are your plans for spending your time after retirement? The author tells his story of how he became a published author after his federal career.

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Can I Estimate What My Monthly CSRS and Social Security Payments Will Be?

By on March 8, 2018 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Can I Estimate What My Monthly CSRS and Social Security Payments Will Be?

I’m confused about my 35 years of CSRS Offset and Social Security pensions. Can I estimate how much will I get in monthly pensions from both?

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Should Federal Employees Decline FEGLI Option B for Supplemental Coverage?

By on March 2, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Should Federal Employees Decline FEGLI Option B for Supplemental Coverage?

Federal employees have options to increase their basic FEGLI coverage. However, cheaper alternatives are available that may provide a better option.

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