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Federal Employee Benefits and Early Federal Retirement

Why do Federal Employees Elect Early Federal Retirement and Sacrifice Some Federal Employee Benefits and what happens to those benefits?

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Planning for Retirement in Five Years by Ron Raffino

Ron Raffino, the Federal retirement specialist, gives tips and advice for Federal Employees who plan on retiring in five years.

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Getting Started Early for a Successful Retirement by Kevin Wirth

Federal Retirement Expert Kevin D. Wirth explains how to get started for a successful retirement. Kevin Wirth explains insurance and the financial side.

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Federal Employees May Get a Social Security Boost

Federal employees may soon get a social security boost thanks to the steps taken by NARFE and Rep. Kevin Brady who are pushing to change the WEP law.

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Figuring Out Your Federal Retirement Annuity by Jeff Boettcher

Jeff Boettcher explains how to figure out your Federal Retirement Annuity.

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Can federal employees get phased retirement

We all know that the Moving Ahead for Progress program authorized the phased retirement program but are the federal employees of the US eligible to apply for it and eventually enjoy its benefits? In 2014,…

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Things to know about federal retirement and taxes

[Photo credit: Lending Memo] If you are a servant of the federal government, then there is nothing you would look forward to more than achieving your federal retirement and enjoy the benefits that follow. The…

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Retiring in 2016; These Tax Traps Are To Be Avoided

If you are retiring in 2016, you need to know about these tax traps.

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Civil Service Pay Raise Will Be Dependent On Performance

Civil Service raises are now dependent on performance.

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The Results Are In! Government Has Failed To Properly Train Federal Employees

Less than 20% of Federal Employees are satisfied with the Federal Government’s retirement benefits training.

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Reconsidering FEGLI Life Insurance at Age 55

Age 55 is a milestone when it comes to federal retirement and with 30 years of service you can retire with full benefits, but not with FEGLI.

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Senate Passes Bill to Reduce FERS and CSRS Benefits Fraud and Misuse

The U.S. Senate, in a rare act of bipartisan support for a bill through Unanimous Consent, has passed the Representative Payee Fraud Prevention Act of 2015.

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Federal Employees Could Face Higher Medicare Premiums

CSRS employees do not qualify for the “hold harmless” provision, which helps keep Medicare Part B premium steady, which is designed to keep Medicare affordable

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Programming Error Forces DFAS to Issue CSRS Offset Program Refunds

Some of the federal employees who are in the Defense Finance and Accounting Service’s CSRS Offset program may be in for a pleasant surprise.

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FERS – An Overview

Working for the federal government has its perks, and one of them is a comprehensive retirement package, commonly referred to as FERS (The Federal Employees’ Retirement System)

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Important 2014 TSP Dates

The TSP will be closed during the holiday season. As a Federal employee you should pay special attention to the dates below if you intend to make any changes to your TSP account.

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Is Retirement On Your Christmas List?

Are you planning to retire at the end of the year, starting 2015 as a retiree instead of an active Federal employee?

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Women and Retirement

A number of female Federal employees are re-evaluating their retirement plans because of having to pay child support to their ex-spouses because the spouse has custodial custody of the children.

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Does The Federal Government Know What You Need?

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) conducts a survey to check the pulse of the workforce in terms of the Government’s performance, but does the Government know what its workers really need.

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