Tag: Social Security

What No One Tells You About Taking Social Security Early

September 23, 2020 9:11 AM
What No One Tells You About Taking Social Security Early

If you choose to take Social Security benefits before your full retirement age, be sure you are aware of the potential ramifications.

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Will the New Social Security Tax Deferral Affect Your Retirement?

September 3, 2020 12:20 PM
Will the New Social Security Tax Deferral Affect Your Retirement?

A temporary payroll tax deferral is now in effect. What could this mean for your Social Security benefits?

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The Importance of the FERS Special Retirement Supplement

September 2, 2020 10:38 AM

This is a summary of the FERS Special Retirement Supplement and how it can benefit eligible federal retirees.

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“Defunding Social Security”: Monetizing the Fear of the Elderly

August 25, 2020 10:41 AM
“Defunding Social Security”: Monetizing the Fear of the Elderly

The author says that the recent “defund Social Security” debate is more about politically driven sound bites than facts.

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Trump’s Payroll Tax Cut is a Lose-Lose Deal

August 6, 2020 12:11 PM
Trump’s Payroll Tax Cut is a Lose-Lose Deal

The author says that a proposal to suspend the Social Security payroll tax would jeopardize the overall health of the program.

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Will I Run Out of Money in Retirement?

July 31, 2020 7:56 AM

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

July 27, 2020 11:02 AM
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

July 21, 2020 9:47 AM
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

July 20, 2020 7:55 AM
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

July 2, 2020 8:47 AM
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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