Retirement

What Withdrawal Options Are Available for the TSP?

August 13, 2020 8:44 AM

The TSP Modernization Act has made it much easier for federal employees to make withdrawals from their TSP accounts.

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The TSP During A Recession

August 12, 2020 8:11 AM
The TSP During A Recession

Volatility in the market can be stressful, but having a long-term plan for your retirement can make the inevitable swings more manageable.

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FERS Disability Retirement: Am I Entitled to Severance Pay?

August 10, 2020 9:44 AM
FERS Disability Retirement: Am I Entitled to Severance Pay?

Are you entitled to severance pay if you are terminated from your federal job for medical reasons?

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Trump’s Payroll Tax Cut is a Lose-Lose Deal

August 6, 2020 12:11 PM
Trump’s Payroll Tax Cut is a Lose-Lose Deal

The author says that a proposal to suspend the Social Security payroll tax would jeopardize the overall health of the program.

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Average Monthly Retirement Case Processing Time Jumps 17% in July

August 5, 2020 3:01 PM
Average Monthly Retirement Case Processing Time Jumps 17% in July

OPM’s retirement backlog had only a small increase in July despite a much slower average claims processing time.

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Last Minute Cramming Won’t Get You to Retirement

August 5, 2020 8:44 AM

Having a dream for what you want your retirement to be can help motivate you to plan far enough in advance to achieve it.

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Will I Run Out of Money in Retirement?

July 31, 2020 7:56 AM

Having enough saved for retirement is a concern of many federal employees. One pitfall to watch for is the time between retiring and starting Social Security.

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Annual Pay Raise vs. COLA: How Are They Different?

Annual Pay Raise vs. COLA: How Are They Different?

There is a lot of confusion about the difference between a COLA for federal retirees and a pay raise for federal employees. Here is a summary of the differences.

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Investing is Like Riding a Rollercoaster, and it Shouldn’t Be Any Other Way

July 27, 2020 2:55 PM
Investing is Like Riding a Rollercoaster, and it Shouldn’t Be Any Other Way

The ups and downs of the stock market can make for some emotional times, but those who enjoy the long-term ride are rewarded.

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What June CPI Data Say About the 2021 COLA

July 27, 2020 11:02 AM
What June CPI Data Say About the 2021 COLA

The latest CPI-W figures suggest a small COLA for federal retirees in 2021, but the author points out that it may be the start of a more positive trend.

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