Retirement

Is a ‘Herd Mentality’ Damaging Feds’ Retirement Dreams?

By on June 22, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Is a ‘Herd Mentality’ Damaging Feds’ Retirement Dreams?

If you “follow the herd” when investing, it can potentially lead you astray from reaching your retirement goals. The author explains how this can happen.

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OPM Issues Warning About Annuity Scam

By on June 20, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM Issues Warning About Annuity Scam

OPM recently issued an alert about a scam that is targeting the annuities of retired federal employees.

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Annual COLA Inching Toward 2% for January 2018

By on June 19, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Annual COLA Inching Toward 2% for January 2018

The COLA increase for 2018 is edging higher. Here is an outlook for the 2018 COLA and proposals that could impact your current and future federal retirement.

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Federal Employee Pension, G Fund Used to Avoid Government Default

By on June 18, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Pension, G Fund Used to Avoid Government Default

The debt ceiling for the Federal Government has been reached and it is using accounting techniques to keep paying its bills. Federal employees are helping to fund the “extraordinary measures” now in effect.

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What Can Federal Employees Do to Prevent Proposed Cuts to Their Retirement Benefits?

By on June 14, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
What Can Federal Employees Do to Prevent Proposed Cuts to Their Retirement Benefits?

I’m worried about recent proposed cuts to federal retirement benefits. Is there anything federal employees can do to prevent this from happening?

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How Much Could You Have in Your TSP at Retirement?

By on June 11, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How Much Could You Have in Your TSP at Retirement?

How much money should you have in your TSP when you reach retirement to live comfortably? Calculators on the TSP website can help address this question.

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Should You Opt Into the New Blended Retirement System?

By on June 10, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments

The Thrift Savings Plan has provided information to help military service members decide if they should move to the new Blended Retirement System.

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The 7 Biggest Risks to Federal Retirees

By on June 8, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The 7 Biggest Risks to Federal Retirees

The author outlines seven areas on which to focus as part of your retirement planning process.

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What Effect Will a TSP Loan Have on My Ability to Withdraw Funds After I Retire?

By on June 8, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
What Effect Will a TSP Loan Have on My Ability to Withdraw Funds After I Retire?

I will be retiring at the end of this year and I have a TSP loan. What effect will this have on my ability to withdraw funds from my TSP once I retire?

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2.1% COLA in 2018?

By on June 7, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
2.1% COLA in 2018?

One organization estimates the COLA for 2018 will be 2.1%.

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