Retirement

2019 Social Security Trustees Report: Finally Some Good News?

By on May 4, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
2019 Social Security Trustees Report: Finally Some Good News?

The author discusses the 2019 Social Security trustees report and why it appears to contain good news on the surface.

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Bill Would Expand Retirement Options for Some Feds

By on May 3, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Bill Would Expand Retirement Options for Some Feds

A bill in Congress would allow a buyback for time working as a temporary employee to count toward federal retirement payments.

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How Rebalancing Your TSP May Improve Long Term Results

By on April 29, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How Rebalancing Your TSP May Improve Long Term Results

Rebalancing your TSP portfolio can potentially reduce risk and improve returns. The author describes how this works.

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Am I Allowed to Contribute to Both a Roth IRA and the Roth TSP?

By on April 24, 2019 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Am I Allowed to Contribute to Both a Roth IRA and the Roth TSP?

Can I contribute to both a Roth IRA and the Roth TSP?

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Social Security, Medicare Projected to Continue Gradual Financial Declines

By on April 23, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Social Security, Medicare Projected to Continue Gradual Financial Declines

The 2019 Trustees reports show that Medicare and Social Security are viable for now but remain on an unsustainable financial path.

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Upcoming Social Security Trustees Report: What’s The Difference Between Bad News and Worse News?

By on April 21, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Upcoming Social Security Trustees Report: What’s The Difference Between Bad News and Worse News?

The 2019 Social Security Trustees report is slated for release soon. The author says if there is bad news about the program’s future, now is the time to report it.

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Watch Out for This Retirement Tax Trap

By on April 16, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Watch Out for This Retirement Tax Trap

Will your income in retirement be less than it is now? As the author illustrates, you could be surprised thanks to required minimum distributions.

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FERS Disability Retirement: To Resign or Not to Resign

By on April 16, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
FERS Disability Retirement: To Resign or Not to Resign

What impact does resigning have on a federal employee’s ability to qualify for Federal Disability Retirement?

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When is the Best Date to Take SSA’s Early Out Retirement Offer?

By on April 10, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
When is the Best Date to Take SSA’s Early Out Retirement Offer?

SSA is offering some of its employees an “early out” on retirement. The author explains the best dates for these employees to plan their retirement.

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How Much Will Be in My IRA?

By on April 9, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How Much Will Be in My IRA?

You have to begin taking withdrawals from your IRAs when you reach a certain age. How likely is this to exhaust your principal?

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