Retirement

Baby Boomers and the ‘7 Deadly Sins’ of Retirement Planning

on April 9, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Yet another recent study shows just how woefully unprepared Baby Boomers are as a group for retirement. Here are "seven deadly sins" highlighted that you should avoid in your financial planning if you want to have a successful retirement.

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FERS Disability Retirement: SF 3112C: Physician’s Statement

By on April 8, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
FERS Disability Retirement: SF 3112C: Physician’s Statement

How does the physician’s statement form fit into the FERS Disability Retirement application? The author explains its important role in the process.

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Despite More New Claims Than Usual, Retirement Backlog Improves

By on April 5, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Despite More New Claims Than Usual, Retirement Backlog Improves

Despite more incoming claims than usual in March, OPM was able to make a sizable reduction to the retirement backlog.

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Understanding How A TSP Beneficiary Participation Account Works

By on April 3, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Understanding How A TSP Beneficiary Participation Account Works

A surviving spouse is the only survivor that can leave inherited funds, but there are important tax implications to be aware of with these accounts.

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CSRS Offset: An Explanation of the Basics

By on April 2, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
CSRS Offset: An Explanation of the Basics

What is CSRS Offset, and what impact does it have on your pension in retirement?

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A Resolution to Keep: Getting Your Financial House in Order

By on March 31, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
A Resolution to Keep: Getting Your Financial House in Order

It is important to periodically review your financial plans to ensure you remain on track for a solid retirement. These are some areas on which to focus.

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GAO: Roughly Half of Older Americans Have No Retirement Savings

By on March 28, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
GAO: Roughly Half of Older Americans Have No Retirement Savings

An updated GAO report shows that almost half of households 55 and up have no retirement savings.

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When Do I Begin Receiving the FERS Annuity Supplement?

By on March 26, 2019 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
When Do I Begin Receiving the FERS Annuity Supplement?

 I just received my first interim FERS payment. When can I expect to begin receiving the supplement?

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Is it Time to Change Federal Retirement Benefits?

By on March 22, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Is it Time to Change Federal Retirement Benefits?

Proposals to cut retirement benefits appear periodically. The author discusses some recent ones and what they might mean for federal employees.

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Will Social Security be Gone by the Time I Retire?

By on March 20, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Will Social Security be Gone by the Time I Retire?

A question younger Americans often ask is, “Will Social Security be there when I retire?” The author explores this scenario and what threats the program faces.

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