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Full Social Security Retirement Benefits and a COLA Update

By on April 20, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Full Social Security Retirement Benefits and a COLA Update

Requirements for full Social Security retirement benefits are changing in 2018. Also, here is an update on the 2018 COLA.

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Five Steps Toward Your Financial Security

By on April 15, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Five Steps Toward Your Financial Security

As part of National Social Security Month, the Social Security Administration is providing various activities to make the public more aware of the benefits of Social Security.

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Debating Privatizing Social Security

By on April 4, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Debating Privatizing Social Security

Two writers debate the pros and cons of privatizing Social Security. The author summarizes their positions and offers his analysis.

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Challenges for Social Security Under a New Administration

By on March 28, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Challenges for Social Security Under a New Administration

2016 was a great year for Social Security, however, the author says that this doesn’t mean President Trump has an easy job of balancing Social Security for the next four years.

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2018 Federal Employee Pay Raise and COLAs

By on March 13, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
2018 Federal Employee Pay Raise and COLAs

There is often confusion about the federal employee pay system. Here are some of the common misconceptions and an explanation.

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How Much is the Maximum 2017 FERS Annuity Supplement?

By on March 8, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How Much is the Maximum 2017 FERS Annuity Supplement?

How much is the FERS annuity supplement for 2017? The author provides an explanation and an example.

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Will the Hiring Freeze Cause Delays in Getting Social Security?

on March 2, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The hiring freeze could make it take longer for new retirees to start collecting Social Security benefits.

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COLA Wars

By on March 2, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
COLA Wars

Recently proposed legislation would apply a new COLA for all federal benefits programs. While the bill claims to be an improvement for benefits recipients, the author says that “better” in this case means that everybody would ultimately pay more.

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A Billion Dollar Tweak For Saving Social Security

By on February 24, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
A Billion Dollar Tweak For Saving Social Security

The author proposes a change to Social Security that he says would enable the program to pay out more in benefits than it is currently projected to be able to do.

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Where is Esurance Beatrice When You Need Her?

By on January 31, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Where is Esurance Beatrice When You Need Her?

The author says that it appears that the Trump administration’s nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget has a fundamental misunderstanding of Social Security’s relationship to the federal debt.

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