Retirement

Does Political Drama in Washington Impact Your Federal Retirement?

By on November 13, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Does Political Drama in Washington Impact Your Federal Retirement?

Political drama can cause shifts in the stock market. Should this cause federal employees to worry about their retirement savings?

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Inflation and its Impact on your Federal Retirement

By on November 13, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Inflation and its Impact on your Federal Retirement

Federal retirees receive COLAs on their annuities to help offset inflation, but are there any similar options with your TSP account?

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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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2020 Medicare Part B Premiums Announced

By on November 9, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
2020 Medicare Part B Premiums Announced

How much will Medicare Part B premiums increase in 2020?

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2020 TSP Contribution Limits Announced

By on November 6, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
2020 TSP Contribution Limits Announced

The IRS has announced the 2020 contribution limits for the TSP and IRAs.

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OPM’s Retirement Backlog Reverses Course in October

By on November 5, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM’s Retirement Backlog Reverses Course in October

Despite a small decline in September, OPM’s retirement backlog did a full reversal in October.

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What Impact Does the High-3 Have on Your FERS Annuity?

By on November 5, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
What Impact Does the High-3 Have on Your FERS Annuity?

Do you know how to estimate your high-3 for calculating your FERS annuity? This tool can help.

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Will I Outlive My Retirement Funds?

By on November 3, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Do you have enough saved to retire? While there is no easy answer to this question, the author lists three questions to ask to help you begin planning.

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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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Social Security, the WEP, and Fairness

By on October 29, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Social Security, the WEP, and Fairness

The author critiques a proposed WEP reform bill and offers alternate solutions to the problem posed by the WEP.

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