Where can you get answers to your retirement questions? Here are a few suggestions.
Author John Grobe recently asked FedSmith readers which topics were of most interest on the topic of federal retirement. The answer: Should a federal retiree who is nearing 65 sign up for Medicare’s Part B? Here is an explanation of the considerations in making this decision.
One question that frequently arises, especially as a person gets closer to retirement, is “Do I need long-term care insurance?” Here are some guidelines that may help you decide.
Deposits and redeposits of retirement funds for civilian service is simpler (and harsher) for FERS employees than for CSRS employees. Here is how it works.
When deciding whether or not to re-deposit money, the most important thing to consider is when did the service for which you received a refund end? If it ended before 10/01/90, breathe a sigh of relief. If it ended 10/01/90 or after, pay it.
CSRS employees often ask themselves the following two questions about civilian service as they get close to retirement. “Should I deposit money to cover temporary time early in my career?” The answer may vary depending on your circumstances. Here is an explanation.
If you come through a job interview without messing up and damaging your chances you are going to be ahead of most of your competition. Here are some of the most common mistakes made by job applicants during an interview.
Many CSRS and CSRS Offset employees and retirees get heartburn over the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and would like to see these requirements changed. Don’t hold your breath.
What happens to your federal pension benefits if you leave federal service before becoming eligible to retire? Be sure to read this before acting on an impulse to quit your federal job.
Your contributions to the federal retirement fund are not taxable when the government send this money back to you in the form of an annuity. But you only receive a portion of it back each year. You do not recoup all of your contributions until you have reached your life expectancy.