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A Comparison of FECA & Disability Retirement

A Comparison of FECA & Disability Retirement

A Comparison of FECA & Disability Retirement The Federal Employees Compensation Act, which is a compensation plan to help employees who are incapacitated due to illness or injury, is entirely different from the disability retirement…

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2018 FEHB Open Season

2018 FEHB Open Season

2018 FEHB Open Season The Federal Employees Health Benefits program Open Season allows you to choose a healthcare plan that best suits your needs. Open Season 2018 began on Monday, November 13 and runs for…

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Picking Smarter Investments in Your TSP by Jeff Wiedrich

Picking Smarter Investments in Your TSP by Jeff Wiedrich Jeff Wiedrich is the founder of Olive Creek Investment’s, LLC as well as an advisor working with government employees in the Phoenix metro area, as well…

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TSP Modernization Act Passes Congress

TSP Modernization Act Passes Congress

After successfully passing the Senate and the House, the TSP Modernization Act (H.R. 3031) is now in the process making its way to Trump’s desk at the White House.

Widest Ever Margin for Public/Private Pay Gap

Widest Ever Margin for Public/Private Pay Gap

Wildest Margin Ever for Public/Private Pay Gap Depending on where you focus your attention, the various studies looking into federal employee compensation will normally bring different numbers. However, the Cato Institute has been working on…

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New TSP Bill Adds More Withdrawal Options for Federal Workers and Retirees

New TSP Bill Adds More Withdrawal Options for Federal Workers and Retirees

New TSP Bill Adds More Withdrawal Options for Federal Workers and Retirees   The U.S. Senate passed a new TSP bill this week and it is now heading for President Donald Trump’s desk. If signed…

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A Social Security Increase is Expected for 2018, Along with a Cost-of-Living Increase

A Social Security Increase is Expected for 2018, Along with a Cost-of-Living Increase

A Social Security Increase is Expected for 2018, Along with a Cost-of-Living Increase The cost-of-living is now the highest that it’s been in the last 6 years. How will this affect retirees? A cost-of-living adjustment…

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INSURANCE CAN STILL BE A GOOD DEAL FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES DESPITE COSTS

INSURANCE CAN STILL BE A GOOD DEAL FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES DESPITE COSTS

INSURANCE CAN STILL BE A GOOD DEAL FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES DESPITE COSTS Cаn thе Federal Emрlоуееѕ Hеаlth Bеnеfіtѕ Prоgrаm (FEHBP) be соnѕіdеrеd a great орроrtunіtу? Dоеѕ the premium іnсrеаѕе ѕеrvе аs a аnоthеr hіt to rеtіrееѕ…

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Major Changes to the Military’s Retirement Policy

Major Changes to the Military’s Retirement Policy

Major Changes to the Military’s Retirement Policy Starting in January, there are going to be some major changes to the United States military’s retirement policy. These changes, inspired by the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization…

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TSP and 401(k)s May See An Increase In Investment Limits For 2018

TSP and 401(k)s May See An Increase In Investment Limits For 2018 With the increase in investment limits imposed on Thrift Savings Plan, people have wondered if it is also applied to the 401(k).  The…

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Will We See Changes to Retirement in 2017/18?

Will We See Changes to Retirement in 2017/18?

Will We See Changes to Retirement in 2017/18? For the past two decades now, we’ve been predicting some form of retirement disaster with the aging population suddenly creating a tidal wave of retirements. For the…

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TSP Returns Are Lower

TSP Returns Are Lower

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TSP Returns Are Lower The TSP returns are lower for the most part, but they still showed some positivity in October. Even though none of the funds charged by the Thrift Savings Plan showed negative returns…

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More and More TSP Accounts Hit $1M With Smart Investing and Positive Stock Market Streak

More and More TSP Accounts Hit $1M With Smart Investing and Positive Stock Market Streak

More and More TSP Accounts Hit $1M With Smart Investing and Positive Stock Market Streak Is there any financial advice a person can give a career civil servant who invested money into his Thrift Savings…

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Does Remaining Sick Leave Have Value When It Comes to Your Retirement Eligibility?

Does Remaining Sick Leave Have Value When It Comes to Your Retirement Eligibility?

Does Remaining Sick Leave Have Value When It Comes to Your Retirement Eligibility? Not everybody knows how sick leave and yearly leave are handled when they are no longer with federal service. Many federal employees…

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Taking Action Against the Proposed $32bn Federal Pension Hit

Taking Action Against the Proposed $32bn Federal Pension Hit

Taking Action Against the Proposed $32bn Federal Pension Hit In a move we are sure you have heard all about, all federal and postal workers could soon face changes that would reduce take-home pay, eliminate…

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Report on proposed TSP Withdrawals

Report on proposed TSP Withdrawals

Report on proposed TSP Withdrawals This documents the details of a recently passed bill expanding Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) investors’ withdrawal options. The withdrawal options of the TSP, which is the 401(k) equivalent for federal…

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Jeff Wiedrich

TSP – Should you play it safe? by Jeff Wiedrich

TSP – Should you play it safe? By Jeff Wiedrich Jeff Wiedrich is the founder of Olive Creek Investment’s, LLC as well as an advisor working with government employees in the Phoenix metro area, as…

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Will the 2018 Budget Resolution Impact Your Retirement?

Will the 2018 Budget Resolution Impact Your Retirement?

Will the 2018 Budget Resolution Impact Your Retirement? In the past few weeks, there’s been much talk regarding the House budget resolution and whether it will impact the federal retirement system. In truth, this is…

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