Retirement

How to Use Military Service to Increase Your FERS Pension

By on April 20, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How to Use Military Service to Increase Your FERS Pension

There is a provision in FERS that allows you to “buy back” your active duty military service. The author provides a basic overview of how this process works.

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Full Social Security Retirement Benefits and a COLA Update

By on April 20, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Full Social Security Retirement Benefits and a COLA Update

Requirements for full Social Security retirement benefits are changing in 2018. Also, here is an update on the 2018 COLA.

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Five Steps Toward Your Financial Security

By on April 15, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Five Steps Toward Your Financial Security

As part of National Social Security Month, the Social Security Administration is providing various activities to make the public more aware of the benefits of Social Security.

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From Dream to Reality: How to Define and Design Your Federal Retirement

By on April 13, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
From Dream to Reality: How to Define and Design Your Federal Retirement

Having a plan is crucial for a successful retirement. The author provides some ideas on how to start the planning process.

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States with the Highest and Lowest Taxes for Retirees

on April 10, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Planning to relocate after retirement? This is an overview of states that offer the best and worst tax environments.

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Americans Continue to Do a Mediocre Job of Preparing for Retirement

By on April 6, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments

An annual survey on retirement preparation shows that many Americans believe they are not saving enough for retirement and are consequently feeling stressed.

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OPM Makes Progress on Reducing Winter Backlog Growth

By on April 6, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM Makes Progress on Reducing Winter Backlog Growth

After a sharp increase in the number of backlogged retirement applications during the first two months of the year, OPM was able to make some progress in reducing the overall backlog in March.

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Debating Privatizing Social Security

By on April 4, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Debating Privatizing Social Security

Two writers debate the pros and cons of privatizing Social Security. The author summarizes their positions and offers his analysis.

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OPM Disability Retirements: As a Practical Matter

By on April 4, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM Disability Retirements: As a Practical Matter

Filing a Federal Disability Retirement application can be a cumbersome process. The author provides some potential pitfalls to watch for and some suggestions of how to handle an initial application denial.

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TSP – How Wide Is Your Road?

By on April 3, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
TSP – How Wide Is Your Road?

The author describes the importance of risk as it relates to your TSP portfolio and provides some hypothetical examples to illustrate the potential impact to your investments.

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