What is the overall impact of the pay freeze on employees retiring in the near future? The author runs some hypothetical numbers to illustrate.
Should the earnings cap for paying Social Security taxes be raised? The author says it has a downside and offers an analysis with examples.
What percentage of a federal employee’s annuity does the government pay? The author provides the results of his investigative research.
New federal employees hired after January 1, 2013 must pay more for their retirement benefits than existing employees. Exactly how much more will they pay? The author provides some example figures.
How would a chained CPI impact a federal retiree’s annuity payments over time?
Reduction in force (RIF) and VSIP (Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay) are two orderly, effective ways to shed groups of government employees. The author compares the two.
The author says that the best date to retire is when you are financially able and psychologically prepared, however, he offers some dates and considerations for those concerned about the monetary nuances.
The author offers some details and example calculations on the lump sum, survivor annuity, and life insurance benefits.
How is your federal employee annuity calculated? It is based on two numbers. Here is how it works.
The author says that evaluating retirement systems to determine which one is “better” is difficult, but he says that the annuity is the key element.