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5 Things a Widow or Widower Would Tell You About FERS Survivor Benefits + A Common Question

Let’s imagine the unthinkable:  you die, leaving your spouse behind in retirement. What’s left after you’re gone?  That depends upon which FERS survivor benefit you and your...

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What's Better? TSP or Roth TSP?

Which One Should You Be Saving In Today?

When TSP added the Roth option, you gained a tax planning option—but you’re also faced with making another decision!  Many people find this a...

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A Veterans Day Salute

 

Happy Veterans Day!

Hi folks, Michael Monroe 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...

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Retirement Success Habit: Getting Your TSP Ready for 2018

“I’ve got too much saved up in TSP”—said no one ever

Many people are concerned about TSP. The problem is obvious. If you don’t have enough saved in TSP, your retirement could be...

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Quick Guide: FERS Retirement for Busy Employees

“You work for the government.  You must have a great retirement!”

Many employees struggle to nail down exactly what FERS (Federal Employees Retirement System) includes, what the rules are...

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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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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...

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