Retirement

Determining Your Medicare Part B Premium Cost Has Gotten More Complicated

By on November 19, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Determining Your Medicare Part B Premium Cost Has Gotten More Complicated

The 2018 Medicare Part B premiums have been released, but the formula for figuring them out has become more complex.

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Earning Income as a Federal Government Retiree

By on November 15, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Earning Income as a Federal Government Retiree

How can you earn extra income after you’ve retired? The author provides some ideas.

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Proposed Amendment Would Eliminate Current TSP Catch Up Contributions

By on November 13, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Proposed Amendment Would Eliminate Current TSP Catch Up Contributions

A proposed amendment to the Senate’s tax reform bill would eliminate current retirement savings catch-up contributions.

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Open Season Changes and the Five Year Rule

By on November 12, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Open Season Changes and the Five Year Rule

If you plan to carry your FEHB into retirement, be careful not to get tripped up by the five year rule.

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OPM’s Retirement Backlog Climbs 12% in October

By on November 7, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM’s Retirement Backlog Climbs 12% in October

OPM’s retirement backlog climbed higher in October. How does this compare to the last few years?

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Buy Out vs. Early Out – Which is Better?

By on November 2, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Buy Out vs. Early Out – Which is Better?

Buy outs and early outs are two incentive programs offered to restructure the federal workforce. How can an employee determine which is better?

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How Much Income Will I Need in Retirement?

By on October 30, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How Much Income Will I Need in Retirement?

Many people haven’t given much thought to how much income they will need in retirement. These are some tips on how to help you with your planning.

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CBO’s Improving, Pessimistic View of Social Security’s Future

By on October 30, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
CBO’s Improving, Pessimistic View of Social Security’s Future

A new CBO report highlights improvements to the financial health of Social Security but remains pessimistic about its future overall.

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Should You Elect Medicare Part B?

By on October 29, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Should You Elect Medicare Part B?

While there is no “one size fits all” answer on Medicare Part B, these are some things you should keep in mind when deciding whether to enroll.

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The Decisive Decade: The 10-Years That Will Shape Your Retirement

By on October 26, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The Decisive Decade: The 10-Years That Will Shape Your Retirement

There is a span of roughly 10 years that largely determines the sustainability of your lifestyle throughout your retirement. Here are tips on how to make the most of the two planning phases that comprise this time period.

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