Tag: FERS

Are You Covered for a Disability as a Federal Employee Outside of Work?

By on October 10, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Are You Covered for a Disability as a Federal Employee Outside of Work?

Federal employees have various options for protecting their incomes in the event of a disability.

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Is ‘When Actually Employed’ Service Treated Differently From Full-Time Service?

By on September 29, 2018 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Is ‘When Actually Employed’ Service Treated Differently From Full-Time Service?

Is WAE (When Actually Employed) service treated differently from full-time service?

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How Federal Employees Can Plan a Successful Early Retirement

By on September 27, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How Federal Employees Can Plan a Successful Early Retirement

If you are a federal employee who is considering early retirement, it is important to understand your options and whether or not it is feasible.

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How is the FERS Annuity Supplement Calculated?

By on September 24, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How is the FERS Annuity Supplement Calculated?

How does one calculate the special retirement supplement for FERS employees?

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A New Tool for the Annuity Supplement

By on September 5, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
A New Tool for the Annuity Supplement

The author says that OPM should develop software to aid in calculating the FERS annuity supplement.

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Should We Kill FERS?

By on September 3, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Should We Kill FERS?

Pension plans are becoming less common in the private sector. Should the government follow suit? The author discusses the situation.

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4 Things to Know About Your FERS Annuity

By on August 22, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
4 Things to Know About Your FERS Annuity

Are you aware of these four key elements of your FERS annuity?

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Taxes Are Temporarily ‘On Sale’ – Are You Taking Advantage?

By on July 30, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Taxes Are Temporarily ‘On Sale’ – Are You Taking Advantage?

With federal spending rising, future individual tax rates are expected to be higher. The author describes options for offsetting this potential tax burden.

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How Much Difference Does Changing Annuity Contribution Rates Make?

By on July 26, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How Much Difference Does Changing Annuity Contribution Rates Make?

How much of an impact do the increased retirement contributions under FERS have for retirement savings overall? The author analyzes some numbers.

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Four Reasons Not To Take A TSP Loan

By on July 16, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Four Reasons Not To Take A TSP Loan

Federal employees can borrow against their TSP accounts to raise cash. However, the author advises that this is not a good idea.

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