Tag: Social Security

Will I Run Out of Money in Retirement?

By on July 31, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Having enough saved for retirement is a concern of many federal employees. One pitfall to watch for is the time between retiring and starting Social Security.

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What June CPI Data Say About the 2021 COLA

By on July 27, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
What June CPI Data Say About the 2021 COLA

The latest CPI-W figures suggest a small COLA for federal retirees in 2021, but the author points out that it may be the start of a more positive trend.

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3 Hidden Expenses in Retirement

By on July 21, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
3 Hidden Expenses in Retirement

These are three hidden expenses you may not anticipate that can impact your retirement budget.

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Critical Steps to Take at Least 5 Years Before Retirement

By on July 20, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Critical Steps to Take at Least 5 Years Before Retirement

These are some important retirement planning steps for federal employees to take at least 5 years before leaving the office for the last time.

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Fertility Breeds Instability for Social Security

By on July 2, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Fertility Breeds Instability for Social Security

The author says that falling fertility rates may put further financial strain on Social Security.

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The Only Way That Social Security Pays Retirees Nothing

By on June 10, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The Only Way That Social Security Pays Retirees Nothing

Pretending that Social Security will pay everyone if people want to opt-out will insure that it eventually pays no one.

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Social Security’s New Day of Reckoning

By on May 26, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Social Security’s New Day of Reckoning

The author says that the “day of reckoning” for Social Security is likely to come sooner than previously thought.

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3 Social Security Questions

By on May 23, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
3 Social Security Questions

Social Security is a key part of your federal retirement benefits. These are three important things to know about it.

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Is the Social Security Trust Fund Real?

By on May 14, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Is the Social Security Trust Fund Real?

The author analyzes the debate over the existence of the Social Security Trust Fund.

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Myths About Taxes Federal Employees Face in Retirement

By on May 11, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Myths About Taxes Federal Employees Face in Retirement

Federal employees under FERS may not realize it, but they will have taxes on at least some of their retirement income during their golden years.

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