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The Five Biggest Retirement Decisions Feds Have To Make

By on July 31, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The Five Biggest Retirement Decisions Feds Have To Make

The author lists five important decisions that he says are likely the most important for federal employees in their retirement planning.

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Observations on OPM’s Recommended Adjustments to Federal Employee Benefits

By on June 4, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Observations on OPM’s Recommended Adjustments to Federal Employee Benefits

Recent proposals would make cuts to federal employees’ benefits should they come to pass. The author analyzes their impact through a financial planning perspective.

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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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Congress and Your Federal Employee Retirement

By on July 26, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Congress and Your Federal Employee Retirement

Should a federal employee retire now to avoid unpleasant changes that may be implemented in new legislation?

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Should I Retire Now to Take the Supplemental Payment?

By on June 5, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Should I Retire Now to Take the Supplemental Payment?

I meet requirements for immediate retirement from Federal service. One thing I don’t want to lose is the supplemental payment until 62. Should I retire now?

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Special Supplement for Federal Employees Under FERS

By on April 27, 2016 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

What is a “bridge” payment, and how can it help federal employees under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)?

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Utilizing the TSP After Transitioning to Private Sector

By on June 23, 2015 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments

I’m considering resigning from my career with the Postal Service and working in the private sector. Can I leave my TSP funds in place after resigning, and I can make deposits and withdrawals thereafter?

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Military Buy Back and Your Future Annuity

By on January 5, 2015 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Military Buy Back and Your Future Annuity

At my minimum retirement age, I will have 29 years and I am eligible to buy back some military time. If I buy back the time, will it count towards the 30 years needed at MRA to be eligible for the special retirement supplement?

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Social Security Supplement and the Social Security Earnings Test

By on December 22, 2014 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments

I’m currently 51 years old, planning to retire the year I turn 55. Will the social security supplement be subject to the social security earnings test?

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At the Brink of an Irreversible Mistake

By on June 19, 2014 in Retirement with 0 Comments

One federal employee ended up pulling his retirement paperwork before the big day because he almost made an irreversible mistake. He was relying on all the previous benefits estimates he had received from his human resources department, but at the last minute found out he wouldn’t be getting the pension he had expected. Learn from his story and make sure it doesn’t happen to you.

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