If you are a federal employee and do not know your MRA (Minimum Retirement Age), you are probably in the CSRS system. There is a financial penalty for FERS retirees who leave government under the MRA +10 provision. Look before you leap!
If you have an opportunity for an early out or a buyout, are you focused exclusively on not liking your current job? Here are questions you need to ask yourself before making a decision.
Tens of thousands of federal employees are heading into retirement. They will get a COLA each year. Will it really keep up with inflation? Will you have enough money to last until you die? Unpleasant questions and here are some thoughts before you file your retirement forms.
Retirement on your mind? Consider long term care insurance. What you are really buying is protection for your assets.
Many federal employees are apparently thinking of retirement. If you are thinking of retiring in 2008, what is the most advantageous retirement date? Here are suggestions that may be of interest as you mull over the question.
Imposing restrictions on frequent trades in the TSP has generated numerous comments and frequent expressions of outrage from readers. Some readers give examples of how they have made considerable amounts of money with their frequent trading. Should everyone be trying to time the market with their future retirement funds?
All of the baby boomers will be long retired before we have a solution to this crisis that is supposedly going to be brought about by their retirement. Perhaps agencies should be looking seriously at a career development program that can be implemented at a local level and that does not require an Act of Congress.
The Government Pension Offset (GPO) and the Windfall Elimination Provision can impact your retirement income. This article briefly explains how the GPO may impact a federal retiree.
How does the Windfall Elimination Provision apply to CSRS Offset Employees? The author explains in this short article.
The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) may impact your retirement income. Here is an explanation of the WEP and how it may impact you.