Retirement

Unbiased Survivor Annuity vs. Life Insurance

By on June 18, 2019 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Unbiased Survivor Annuity vs. Life Insurance

What are the key differences between survivor annuities and life insurance? The author provides an explanation.

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TSP Promises and Pitfalls?

By on June 17, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
TSP Promises and Pitfalls?

The guarantee that comes with the G Fund may sound great, but it comes with a hidden retirement risk that many federal employees tend to overlook.

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Anticipating the 2020 COLA

By on June 15, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Anticipating the 2020 COLA

What is the likelihood that COLA recipients see an increase in their annuity payments in January?

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The Applicant’s Statement of Disability: SF 3112A and the “Only” Problem

By on June 9, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The Applicant’s Statement of Disability: SF 3112A and the “Only” Problem

Form SF 3112A, the Applicant’s Statement of Disability, is critical in a FERS Disability Retirement process and if not prepared correctly can break one’s case.

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Retirement Backlog Relatively Unchanged in May

By on June 5, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Retirement Backlog Relatively Unchanged in May

OPM’s retirement backlog showed only a slight drop in May as compared to the previous month.

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4 Emotions New Federal Retirees May Experience

By on June 3, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
4 Emotions New Federal Retirees May Experience

Retirement is a life changing event, and new retirees are likely to experience a variety of emotions as they make the transition.

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Retirement is Coming – Here is How to Compound Your Wealth Fast

on May 23, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments

The federal employee featured in this article credits discovering the power of compound interest, contributing regularly to his Thrift Savings Plan account, and living on less than he earns as keys to building his retirement nest egg.

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FERS Supplement and the Earnings Test

By on May 20, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
FERS Supplement and the Earnings Test

Some federal employees can receive a special supplement under FERS when retiring early, but there are limits on what they can earn before it gets reduced.

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FERS Disability Retirement SF 3112D: Agency Certification of Reassignment and Accommodation Efforts

By on May 19, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
FERS Disability Retirement SF 3112D: Agency Certification of Reassignment and Accommodation Efforts

What is the role of form SF 3112D in a FERS Disability Retirement application?

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Federal Employees Who Didn’t Pay Social Security Taxes Will Now Have to Pay for Medicare

on May 16, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments

If you were under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), you did not have to pay Social Security taxes, but the author says this may turn out not to be a good thing when it comes to Medicare in retirement.

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