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More Big Retirement Differences for FERS Special Provision Employees

December 21, 2020 8:14 AM

There are a number of special provisions afforded to certain federal employees under FERS.

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The Big Retirement Differences for FERS Law Enforcement, Firefighters and Air Traffic Controllers

December 14, 2020 9:04 AM
The Big Retirement Differences for FERS Law Enforcement, Firefighters and Air Traffic Controllers

There are special provisions for certain federal employees which can make a big impact on their pensions at retirement.

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The Big ‘Gotchas’ of Deferred Retirement

November 30, 2020 10:17 AM
The Big ‘Gotchas’ of Deferred Retirement

Deferred retirement is an option for some federal employees, but there are potential downsides.

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I’m xx Age; Can I Retire Yet?

September 23, 2020 2:34 PM , Updated October 2, 2020 7:23 AM
I’m xx Age; Can I Retire Yet?

How does the Minimum Retirement Age (MRA) under FERS factor into your retirement eligibility?

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Postponed vs. Deferred Annuities Under FERS

September 21, 2020 11:14 AM , Updated September 25, 2020 1:46 PM
Postponed vs. Deferred Annuities Under FERS

What are the differences between deferred and postponed annuities?

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The FERS Earnings Test

August 20, 2019 12:23 PM , Updated September 4, 2019 2:01 PM
The FERS Earnings Test

Are you planning to retire before full Social Security retirement age? Be aware of these earnings tests under FERS.

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The Five Biggest Retirement Decisions Feds Have To Make

July 31, 2018 4:02 PM , Updated August 8, 2018 9:50 AM
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

June 4, 2018 12:19 PM , Updated June 12, 2018 4:54 PM
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

July 31, 2017 2:30 PM , Updated August 6, 2017 5:22 PM
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

July 26, 2017 3:02 PM , Updated August 3, 2017 9:39 AM
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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