Retirement

Is Dave Ramsey Right?

By on June 20, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Is Dave Ramsey Right?

What kind of returns can you expect on your long-term investments? One financial advisor takes issue with the advice from Dave Ramsey, a well known financial planner.

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3 Reasons Your Social Security Payments Could Rise In Retirement

on June 18, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
For the most part, what you get from Social Security is defined largely by the decisions that you make both during your career and when you retire. Yet there are some other factors beyond your control that can lead to your Social Security checks getting bigger.

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What The Numbers In Social Security Mean To The Voter

By on June 13, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
What The Numbers In Social Security Mean To The Voter

The latest Social Security Trustees’ report led to mixed claims about the financial state of the program. The author breaks down the important points.

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Retirement Cut Proposals Threaten Millions of Federal Workers

on June 12, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Recent proposals would make reductions to many of the retirement benefits for federal employees under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) in an effort to reduce budget deficits. This is a summary of some of the proposals.

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3 Bad Days or 6 Lucky Numbers

By on June 11, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
3 Bad Days or 6 Lucky Numbers

Do you know your lucky numbers for retirement? The author lists six important ones for federal employees in their retirement planning.

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How is Your Retirement Annuity Calculated When Switching From CSRS to FERS?

By on June 11, 2018 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
How is Your Retirement Annuity Calculated When Switching From CSRS to FERS?

How is a retirement annuity calculated for someone who switched from CSRS to FERS?

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OPM’s Retirement Backlog Sees Slight Increase in May

By on June 6, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM’s Retirement Backlog Sees Slight Increase in May

How did OPM’s retirement backlog fare in May? Here are the numbers.

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Reports Show Continued Deterioration of Social Security, Medicare Finances

By on June 5, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Reports Show Continued Deterioration of Social Security, Medicare Finances

The 2018 Trustees’ reports for the government’s largest entitlement programs show that their long-term financial stability remains in doubt.

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Fight Fear with Facts: 3 Tips to Overcome Market Volatility

By on May 23, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Fight Fear with Facts: 3 Tips to Overcome Market Volatility

Volatility has been increasing this year in the stock market. Here are some tips on how to avoid letting your emotions derail your retirement savings plan.

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Chained CPI Hits Social Security Through Taxation of Benefits

By on May 21, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Chained CPI Hits Social Security Through Taxation of Benefits

The tax reform bill includes a technical change with the potential to cut into Social Security payments for future seniors.

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