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How Does the GPO Affect Your Pension?

By on January 18, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How Does the GPO Affect Your Pension?

What is the Government Pension Offset, and how does it affect your pension?

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How Does the WEP Affect Your Retirement Income?

By on January 9, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How Does the WEP Affect Your Retirement Income?

What is the Windfall Elimination Provision, and how can it affect your retirement income?

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Maximized Pension vs Survivor Protection: A Fresh Take on an Age Old Debate

By on December 12, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Maximized Pension vs Survivor Protection: A Fresh Take on an Age Old Debate

Is the Surviving Spouse Benefit a good buy for federal employees? Here are some considerations.

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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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Federal Retirees: Will You Receive a Full or Prorated COLA?

By on October 18, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Federal Retirees: Will You Receive a Full or Prorated COLA?

The 2018 COLA increase will be reflected in payments for federal retirees in January 2018. Some will receive a full COLA; others will receive a prorated COLA.

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How FedSmith.com Readers Utilize the TSP: FERS vs. CSRS

By on October 3, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How FedSmith.com Readers Utilize the TSP: FERS vs. CSRS

What are the similarities and differences in how FedSmith.com readers under FERS and CSRS use their TSP accounts? See how our latest survey results came out.

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When is the Best Date to Retire in 2017?

By on September 26, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
When is the Best Date to Retire in 2017?

Are you planning to leave federal service at the end of the year? These are some important considerations for maximizing your annuity and leave payments.

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How Much Do I Need In Savings If I Want $X Per Year In Retirement and Not Run Out of Money?

By on September 6, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How Much Do I Need In Savings If I Want $X Per Year In Retirement and Not Run Out of Money?

Federal employees have several retirement savings benefits at their disposal. The author explains how these can work together to create a full retirement income.

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Options for Changing Federal Employee Retirement

By on August 31, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Options for Changing Federal Employee Retirement

Congress is looking for ways to reduce expenses. The $93 billion spent on federal retirement is a big target.

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Glass Half Full: A Review of Your Federal Benefits Beyond 2018

By on July 31, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Glass Half Full: A Review of Your Federal Benefits Beyond 2018

Federal employees are understandably concerned about recent proposals to cut their pay and benefits, however, the author points out that there are still plenty of reasons to remain positive.

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