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Potential Drawbacks to the TSP

By on January 22, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments

The TSP is a great benefit for federal employees, and recent changes offered improvements. However, the author cautions about some of the lesser known pitfalls.

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Long-Term Care: Having “The Talk” Over the Holidays

By on December 19, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Long-Term Care: Having “The Talk” Over the Holidays

Although it can be a difficult subject for families, the author says the holidays provide a good opportunity to discuss long-term care plans.

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Should You Enroll in Medicare if you Have an FEHB Plan?

By on December 9, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Should you add Medicare to your FEHB insurance in retirement? These are the various parts of Medicare to know about when weighing this option.

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Budgeting for Retirement

By on November 25, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Do you know what your expenses will be in retirement? Putting together a budget can help you plan for this phase of your life.

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Why the F Fund is the Rodney Dangerfield of the TSP

By on November 12, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Why the F Fund is the Rodney Dangerfield of the TSP

The F Fund is an often forgotten investment option in the TSP. The author describes how it might fit into your portfolio.

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How the VA Improvement and Modernization Act Changed the Appeals Process

By on November 12, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How the VA Improvement and Modernization Act Changed the Appeals Process

A new law has changed the VA disability benefits claim process. Here is a summary of the changes.

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Federal Retirees Get a 1.6 % COLA for 2020. No One is Applauding

By on October 30, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Federal Retirees Get a 1.6 % COLA for 2020. No One is Applauding

The COLA for 2020 has been met with a tepid response. The author explains how it is calculated as well as prospects for seeing higher future COLAs.

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Why Federal Employees Should Pay Off Their Mortgages Early

By on September 29, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Should you pay off your mortgage? The author explains the benefits along with a strategy for how to make it part of your financial plan.

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Déjà vu for USDA?

By on September 11, 2019 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Déjà vu for USDA?

The author says that past precedent from court decisions indicates the USDA will face an uphill battle in its efforts to relocate some employees.

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The Top 9 TSP Mistakes Federal Employees Make

By on September 3, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Have you ever made any of these mistakes with your TSP? The author lists some common pitfalls to avoid to maximize your retirement savings.

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