Retirement

The Future of the Retirement Backlog

By on February 21, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The Future of the Retirement Backlog

The author says that the retirement backlog at OPM is projected to get worse, and he proposes a solution which he says could reduce the backlog quickly.

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FERS Disability Retirement: SF 3112B: Supervisor’s Statement

By on February 21, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
FERS Disability Retirement: SF 3112B: Supervisor’s Statement

Your supervisor’s affidavit is a key component of a FERS Disability Retirement application. The author explains how this works.

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Connolly Trying Again to Change FERS COLAs

By on February 21, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Connolly Trying Again to Change FERS COLAs

Legislation has been reintroduced to equalize COLAs paid to federal retirees under FERS and CSRS.

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U.S. Marshal Service Retiree Wins Big at Supreme Court

By on February 20, 2019 in Court Cases, Retirement with 0 Comments
U.S. Marshal Service Retiree Wins Big at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court sided with a retired federal employee in his fight to get state income tax treatment for his federal pension.

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FERS OPM Disability Retirement: Legal Sufficiency

By on February 16, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
FERS OPM Disability Retirement: Legal Sufficiency

What constitutes “legal sufficiency” in a FERS Disability Retirement application?

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7 Best Places in the U.S. to Retire on A Federal Pension

By on February 14, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
7 Best Places in the U.S. to Retire on A Federal Pension

If you are considering relocating after retiring from the federal government, these are some states that offer attractive options for retired federal employees.

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Do IRAs Actually Have Lower Fees Than the TSP?

By on February 11, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Do IRAs Actually Have Lower Fees Than the TSP?

The author provides an “apples to apples” comparison of fees between the TSP and an IRA to see how they stack up.

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Is Social Security Welfare or Insurance?

By on February 11, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Is Social Security Welfare or Insurance?

New legislation promises to keep Social Security solvent for the rest of the century, but the author says the devil is in the details of the bill.

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January’s Retirement Rush Not as Bad as 2018

By on February 6, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
January’s Retirement Rush Not as Bad as 2018

The usual influx of new retirements that comes in January is not as bad as it was last year, but OPM still has a bigger backlog to deal with.

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The Best Time to Collect Social Security

By on February 5, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The Best Time to Collect Social Security

The best time to begin collecting Social Security is different for everyone. The author offers some points to consider in making the decision.

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