Retirement

Warren Unveils Social Security Plan That Raises Benefits By $200 Per Month

on September 12, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) released a plan to bolster Social Security on Thursday that would raise benefits by $200 a month for current and future beneficiaries of the program.

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What TSP Withdrawal Option is Right for Me?

By on September 10, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
What TSP Withdrawal Option is Right for Me?

How do you determine a withdrawal strategy for the TSP in retirement? As the author illustrates, it is important to come up with a plan for the money.

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3 Reasons to Roll Over Your TSP in Retirement

on September 10, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments

The author lists three reasons to consider rolling your Thrift Savings Plan over to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) after you retire from federal service.

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Retirement Backlog Shows Slight Improvement in August

By on September 6, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Retirement Backlog Shows Slight Improvement in August

OPM made a modest improvement to the retirement backlog in August thanks to an uptick in claims processing.

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The Top 9 TSP Mistakes Federal Employees Make

By on September 3, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Have you ever made any of these mistakes with your TSP? The author lists some common pitfalls to avoid to maximize your retirement savings.

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Fixing Social Security by Ending it

By on August 29, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Fixing Social Security by Ending it

The author says that making Social Security into a welfare program is like fixing a hole in the wall by calling it a window.

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Surviving Spouse Benefit: What Kind of Income Would Your Spouse Like?

By on August 28, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Surviving Spouse Benefit: What Kind of Income Would Your Spouse Like?

The author says that federal retirees can wind up paying more taxes than they have to due to misunderstanding available survivor benefit options.

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What Kind of Financial Advisor is Best?

By on August 27, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
What Kind of Financial Advisor is Best?

What types of financial advisors are there, and which one is best? As the author explains, it ultimately depends on your needs.

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Should I Buy Back Military Time?

By on August 27, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Should I Buy Back Military Time?

Should you buy back military time? The author provides an analysis.

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Could I Do Better Investing My Annuity Contributions?

By on August 21, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Could I Do Better Investing My Annuity Contributions?

Could a federal employee under FERS wind up with more money investing his annuity contributions? The author provides an analysis.

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