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November 30, 2022

Federal Employee Retirement and Benefits News

TSP & Retirement

Is Retirement On Your Christmas List?

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?
What To Do With My Accumulated Wealth

What To Do With My Accumulated Wealth

Instead of worrying about what to do with the accumulated wealth into old age, take care of that now so that you can see your loved ones enjoying the fruits of your labor.
Mark Your Holiday Calendar Annually

Mark Your Holiday Calendar Annually

Below is a list of suggested items you should mark on your calendar annually whether you are near retirement or just beginning employment in the Federal service:
Women and Retirement

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.
How Are My Benefits Handled If I Transfer Systems

How Are My Benefits Handled If I Transfer Systems

Federal employees under the old civil service system - CSRS and the interim plan CSRS Offset had the option during two open seasons (1987 and 1998) to transfer to the new retirement system – FERS
Getting In Shape For Retirement

Getting In Shape For Retirement

How you spend your retirement years may have as much to do with your physical plan as your financial plan. Here are a few ideas that could help you enjoy your golden years just a bit more.
How Ready Are You For Retirement?

How Ready Are You For Retirement?

There are many more retirement readiness questions we could pose, but I think we have sufficient fuel to allow us to take a good look at our readiness for retirement.
Sources of Federal Retirement Income

Sources of Federal Retirement Income

The majority of federal retirees will get income from a number of sources. However, the only sources they can really depend on are 'certified sources' of income. What are certified sources of income?
Receive a Passing Grade For Retirement

Receive a Passing Grade For Retirement

Each of us should have a Retirement Planning Report Card with the expectation of doing well pretty much like when we were kids in school.
Living Trusts for Federal Employees

Living Trusts for Federal Employees

Living Trusts are generally set up by an estate attorney while you are alive. Testamentary trusts are created after death.
Reverse Mortgages for Federal Retirees

Reverse Mortgages for Federal Retirees

It is important to distinguish the difference between a reverse mortgage and a regular mortgage sometimes called a forward mortgage.
Which Retirement Account Do I Withdrawal From First?

Which Retirement Account Do I Withdrawal From First?

What account to withdraw from first in retirement to give us the greatest benefit.
Traditional, Roth and Rollover

TSP Withdrawals and using IRAs correctly in TSP Rollovers

There are three common types of IRAs – Traditional, Roth and *Rollover. Finding the right IRA for you requires being educated about what each one offers. All IRAs are designed to help you for retirement but each has its unique...
Critical Ages For Federal Retirement

Critical Ages For Federal Retirement

There are Critical Ages that Federal Employees should be aware of. These ages represent opportunities for Federal Employees who might want to maximize their retirement benefits.
Will Spending Be The Same In Retirement?

Will Spending Be The Same In Retirement?

For Federal Employees, spending will change in retirement. Some federal retirees will spend more and some will spend less based on their individual financial situation.
Retiring In Less Than One Year

Retiring In Less Than One Year

You should carefully read all of the information in the application package and submit the forms. You do not need to submit a resignation letter. Your completed and signed application is equivalent to a resignation.
retirement guide

Records To Check Before Retirement

It is best to make certain all of your records are in place when anticipating retirement
Planning To Retire In One Year

Planning To Retire In One Year

When you get within one year of eligibility for retirement it would be prudent to: Confirm when you will be eligible to get a retirement benefit; Speak with a qualified financial professional...

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