Tag: FERS

Letters Express Opposition to Proposed Benefits Cuts

By on June 19, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Letters Express Opposition to Proposed Benefits Cuts

Two letters were sent last week to Congress expressing opposition to proposed cuts to federal employee benefits in the White House’s budget proposal.

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5 Social Security Questions Everybody Should Be Able To Answer (Before Retiring)

By on May 30, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
5 Social Security Questions Everybody Should Be Able To Answer (Before Retiring)

When is the best age to take Social Security? The author provides some considerations for federal employees under FERS.

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2018 Budget Proposes Eliminating COLAs, Increasing Retirement Contributions

By on May 23, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments

The 2018 budget proposal from the White House includes various cuts to federal employee retirement programs. Here is a summary of the proposed changes.

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Scrutinizing Federal Employee Benefits

By on May 21, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Scrutinizing Federal Employee Benefits

Are changes likely to be made to federal employee benefits? New proposals will likely be upsetting to some readers. Here is an analysis.

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Nervous Feds Nearing Retirement Continue to Ask, ‘Am I Invested Correctly?’

By on May 17, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Nervous Feds Nearing Retirement Continue to Ask, ‘Am I Invested Correctly?’

I am under FERS and plan to remain in federal service until I get an additional 10% annuity, but am wondering if my TSP funds are invested correctly.

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Contributing Too Much to the TSP Will Reduce Your Match

By on May 3, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Contributing Too Much to the TSP Will Reduce Your Match

If you contribute too much to the TSP each pay period, it can actually cause you to lose money. The author provides a detailed explanation.

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What Happens to My Benefits If I Leave Federal Service and Then Return in the Future?

By on April 29, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments
What Happens to My Benefits If I Leave Federal Service and Then Return in the Future?

I’m considering leaving federal service, however, I’m wondering what would happen to my benefits if I ended up coming back in the future?

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How to Use Military Service to Increase Your FERS Pension

By on April 20, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How to Use Military Service to Increase Your FERS Pension

There is a provision in FERS that allows you to “buy back” your active duty military service. The author provides a basic overview of how this process works.

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From Dream to Reality: How to Define and Design Your Federal Retirement

By on April 13, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
From Dream to Reality: How to Define and Design Your Federal Retirement

Having a plan is crucial for a successful retirement. The author provides some ideas on how to start the planning process.

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How Much is the Maximum 2017 FERS Annuity Supplement?

By on March 8, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How Much is the Maximum 2017 FERS Annuity Supplement?

How much is the FERS annuity supplement for 2017? The author provides an explanation and an example.

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