What If FERS Changed? Can You Still Retire Comfortably?

Many employees are concerned about being able to retire comfortably if their pension is changed. We all know how frustrating it is to spend years counting on something that may end up being less than...

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5 Social Security Questions You Should Be Able to Answer (Before Retiring)

 

There’s been a serious tug-o-war going on between two groups.  On one side, there are the people who believe that you should take Social Security as soon as possible.  And on the other...

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How To Get More FERS Retirement Income With Military Deposit

HOW TO USE MILITARY SERVICE TO INCREASE YOUR FERS PENSION

Your active duty military service with an honorable discharge may help you:

  • GET MORE money each month for life; and
  • REDUCE the number of years you...
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Easier TSP Planning for Public Safety Officers

THIS MADE PLANNING HARD

For years, there was a tax advantage that applied to most Public Safety officer retirees; but it DID NOT APPLY TO certain FERS and CSRS Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, and Air...

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5 Tips To Make The Most of TSP in 2017

 

What is TSP?  It stands for Thrift Savings Plan.  It’s a retirement savings account a lot like a 401k.  As a Federal employee, you can have money deducted from your paycheck and...

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How To Pick Your Retirement Date Like A Pro

A few weeks back, I taught a FERS retirement class, and I heard myself mutter something I hadn’t thought of in years!  “If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me ‘what’s...

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Did The Changes to Social Security Change Your Retirement?

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 Changed Social Security

Social Security has special age rules for retirement—by starting your benefits at Full Retirement Age, you’ll receive what’s...

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Gratitude Is Rooted In Service

When I Feel Most Grateful

It dawned on me this morning that I feel most grateful when I am serving others. I’m not even sure what I was pondering when this realization became quite clear in my mind.

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A Veterans Day Salute

Happy Veterans Day!

Hi folks, Michael here, wishing you and yours a happy Veterans Day celebration.

As a veteran of our Navy’s submarine service, I have an affinity and respect for the women and men...

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[Big Changes] FEHB & Open Season

Big Changes To FEHB In 2016

The 2015 Open Season for Federal Employees Health Benefits will soon be underway!  From November 9th through December 14th, 2015, Federal employees and retirees can make...

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