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Why Haven’t You Put Your House Up For Sale Yet?

By on April 15, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Why Haven’t You Put Your House Up For Sale Yet?

Federal employees may have seen their TSP balances drop recently, but the author offers advice on how to maintain a calm, long-term perspective.

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The Morning Stand-Up: An Old Military Staple Promotes Productivity During a Pandemic

By on April 15, 2020 in Leadership with 0 Comments
The Morning Stand-Up: An Old Military Staple Promotes Productivity During a Pandemic

The author describes a practice he learned in the military known as the morning stand up and discusses how it can help in this new remote work era.

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The Fog of War: Lessons from Napoleon’s Defeat at Waterloo in Our Investment Battle Against COVID-19

By on April 7, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The Fog of War: Lessons from Napoleon’s Defeat at Waterloo in Our Investment Battle Against COVID-19

Is your financial plan battle tested? The author describes how the “fog of war” can impair your financial decisions.

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FEGLI and Beyond: Ensuring Your Early Career Life Insurance Needs Are Covered

By on April 3, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
FEGLI and Beyond: Ensuring Your Early Career Life Insurance Needs Are Covered

Is FEGLI the best option for your life insurance needs when you are starting out your federal career?

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The Only Things Immune to Coronavirus? EEO and MSPB Deadlines

By on April 2, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Only Things Immune to Coronavirus? EEO and MSPB Deadlines

If you have EEO or MSPB cases pending, don’t assume that deadlines will be extended due to the coronavirus.

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TSP Accounts: After Coronavirus, Any Positive Scenarios?

By on March 21, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
TSP Accounts: After Coronavirus, Any Positive Scenarios?

The coronavirus has tanked the stock market and taken TSP account values down with it. What can history teach us about how this will impact your retirement?

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TSP Distribution Rules and the Coronavirus Don’t Mix

By on March 18, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
TSP Distribution Rules and the Coronavirus Don’t Mix

The author says that the new TSP distribution rules can exacerbate losses in a stock market downturn.

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Don’t Forget to Consider the Relevant Time Period for Your Settlement Agreement

By on March 4, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Don’t Forget to Consider the Relevant Time Period for Your Settlement Agreement

As a recent court case shows, the time period (or lack thereof) on a settlement agreement can have surprising consequences for federal employees.

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Bait and Swindle: Why Federal Employees Should Never File Mixed Case Complaints

By on February 21, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Bait and Swindle: Why Federal Employees Should Never File Mixed Case Complaints

The author explains why federal employees should avoid filing mixed case complaints.

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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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