Tag: FERS

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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I Worked Part Time Under FERS; How Does This Affect My Annuity?

By on October 10, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
I Worked Part Time Under FERS; How Does This Affect My Annuity?

I’m a FERS employee who has worked part time for part of my federal career. How does this affect my length of service and the way my FERS annuity is computed?

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Quick Guide: FERS Retirement for Busy Employees

By on October 5, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Quick Guide: FERS Retirement for Busy Employees

Do you know the basic benefits included under FERS? This is a quick overview of them and what each provides.

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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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6 Federal Retirement Myths

By on September 25, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
6 Federal Retirement Myths

Have you believed one of these myths about federal retirement? The author provides a list of the most common ones he has heard from clients.

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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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Does the TSP’s Annual Contribution Limit Include the Agency Match?

By on August 22, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Does the TSP’s Annual Contribution Limit Include the Agency Match?

One of my co-workers said the $18,000 annual contribution limit to the TSP includes both his portion and the agency match. Is this a lost savings opportunity?

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What Penalties Would I Face If I Retire at 62 With Less Than 20 Years of Service?

By on August 16, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments
What Penalties Would I Face If I Retire at 62 With Less Than 20 Years of Service?

What penalties would I face if I retire at 62 years old but have less than 20 years in service?

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