Tag: FERS

You Need More Than Just Social Security for a Comfortable Retirement

By on April 25, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
You Need More Than Just Social Security for a Comfortable Retirement

The SSA says that Social Security is not meant to replace all of your income in retirement; therefore, it’s also critical to do your own saving.

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Federal Employee Retirement, Politics and Being Fired

By on March 20, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Retirement, Politics and Being Fired

Andrew McCabe was fired from the FBI shortly before becoming eligible for a federal pension at 50. Reports indicate he has lost his federal pension, but is that really accurate?

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How Much is the Maximum Annuity Supplement?

By on March 20, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How Much is the Maximum Annuity Supplement?

How do you calculate the maximum FERS annuity supplement? It’s actually a complex calculation. The author breaks down the process.

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Marrying Before or After Your Federal Retirement: Pros vs. Cons

By on March 14, 2018 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Marrying Before or After Your Federal Retirement: Pros vs. Cons

I’m retiring in a few years and I’m in a long-term relationship, but I’m not married. What are the pros and cons of marrying before or after retirement?

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What in the *~CSRDF*/@ is Going on?

By on February 27, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
What in the *~CSRDF*/@ is Going on?

How well do you understand your federal employee benefits, and how does this information tie into the recently proposed cuts?

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No Interim Pay for Some FERS Retirees?

By on February 26, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
No Interim Pay for Some FERS Retirees?

How does interim pay work with the FERS Annuity Supplement? The author provides an explanation.

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Will I Be Included in the Proposed Benefits Cuts?

By on February 25, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Will I Be Included in the Proposed Benefits Cuts?

Benefits cuts for federal employees have once again made their way into the latest budget proposal. What can federal employees do in the meantime?

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Do Not Let OPM Reduce Your Retirement Benefits Without an Appeal

By on February 22, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Do Not Let OPM Reduce Your Retirement Benefits Without an Appeal

Some retired federal employees were recently notified by OPM that their annuity payments were being reduced. Do they have any appeal options?

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Can LEO Employees Extend Their Service Outside of Law Enforcement to Become Eligible for the 1.1% Annuity Computation?

By on February 22, 2018 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments

Can a law enforcement employee extend working years in a non-law enforcement capacity to become eligible for the 1.1% FERS annuity calculation?

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Are Abnormally Successful Feds Faking Their Own Death for Financial Gains?

By on February 21, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Are Abnormally Successful Feds Faking Their Own Death for Financial Gains?

How would your spouse get by in retirement if you were to pass away? The author discusses how imagining this scenario can help with your retirement planning.

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