Retirement

Alternative Ways to Determine Future COLAs

By on August 21, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Alternative Ways to Determine Future COLAs

Alternative ways have at times been considered for computing benefits payments to federal retirees. The author describes some of the options.

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Federal Employees, Federal Benefits and Debt

By on August 20, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Federal Employees, Federal Benefits and Debt

The Treasury Secretary says the government needs authority to borrow more money by September 29th. Could federal pension payments be suspended after this date?

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Should Federal Employees Invest in a Roth IRA?

By on August 17, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Should Federal Employees Invest in a Roth IRA?

One advantage of a Roth IRA for federal employees is the opportunity to increase exposure to international markets. The author explains.

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How to Determine if a Financial Adviser is Right For You

By on August 15, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How to Determine if a Financial Adviser is Right For You

How can you go about selecting a financial advisor to help you plan for retirement? These are some questions to ask and red flags to watch for.

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Social Security: It’s All Part of the Plan

By on August 15, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Social Security: It’s All Part of the Plan

The author says that Social Security is gradually heading towards a financial crisis, and the worst part about it is there seems to be no plan to deal with it.

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Be Prepared for a Moderate COLA in January

By on August 14, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Be Prepared for a Moderate COLA in January

There is both good and bad news about the likely COLA in 2018. The author provides the details.

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Best Estimate for 2018 COLA: 2.2%

By on August 11, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Best Estimate for 2018 COLA: 2.2%

The best estimate for the 2018 COLA is 2.2% according to the Board of Trustees for the Social Security Trust Funds.

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Some Medicare Beneficiaries Could See Higher Premiums in 2018

By on August 10, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Some Medicare Beneficiaries Could See Higher Premiums in 2018

Income related monthly adjustments increase the Medicare Part B premiums for some beneficiaries. Here is a summary of when these kick in.

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Details of SEC Complaint Against Brokers Allegedly Targeting TSP Investors

By on August 10, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Details of SEC Complaint Against Brokers Allegedly Targeting TSP Investors

The SEC recently charged four Atlanta area brokers with fraudulently targeting TSP investors. These are details of the formal complaint that was filed.

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OPM’s Retirement Claims Backlog Jumps 18% in July

By on August 7, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM’s Retirement Claims Backlog Jumps 18% in July

The retirement applications backlog at OPM increased almost 18% in July.

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