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Understanding Survivor Benefits for Federal Employees - Part I (CSRS)
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses spousal benefits available to the spouse of a deceased CSRS or CSRS Offset annuitant . . . more
Potential Costs of a TSP Loan
April 14, 2014
An explanation of the basics of the Thrift Savings Plan loan program, as well as some of the less obvious costs . . . more
Federal Employees Should Be Aware of New Rules on IRA Rollovers
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses the consequences of a new US Tax Court for federal employees who own IRAs and who also have Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) accounts and other qualified retirement plans such as 401(k) and 403(b) plans . . . more
AFGE: To Close Gender Pay Gap, President Obama Should Insource More Jobs
April 10, 2014
American Federation of Government Employees called on President Obama to close the gender pay gap by hiring more federal employees to take on work now performed by contractors . . . more
Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Returns: Monthly and Annual - G, F, C, S, I and L Funds Updated: April 4, 2014
View the latest Thrift Savings Plan returns . . . more
FERS & CSRS Disability Retirement: The Problem Case
Robert R. McGill
Not all cases are winnable, and some cases are meant to be lost, no matter the client's viewpoint, the Judge's opinion, or the lawyer's skill. Ultimately, it is the facts, the law, and the effective presentation of a case that will determine the outcome . . . more
Why Some Federal Employees May Want to Keep Their Cash Value Life Insurance Policies in Retirement
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
With their loved ones no longer in need of income protection and the mortgage paid off or nearly paid off, should they "cash out" their cash value life insurance policy or let the policy lapse? . . . more
Proposed Bill to Give 3.3% Pay Raise to Federal Employees
March 26, 2014
The Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act would provide the pay hike to all federal employees in calendar year 2015 . . . more
IRS to Apply Aggregate IRA Annual Rollover Limitation
March 26, 2014
An individual taxpayer may make only one rollover between IRAs within each 12-month period regardless of how many IRAs the taxpayer maintains . . . more
OPM to Offer FEHB Self-Plus-One Enrollment Option in 2016
March 25, 2014
The Office of Personnel Management announced this week that it will be implementing a new enrollment type, self-plus-one, under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program . . . more
10 Ways to Get the Most of Social Security Benefits
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, provides 10 suggestions for individuals to get the most of their future Social Security retirement benefits . . . more
Federal Employees Need to Rethink How Much Income They Will Need in Retirement
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Many financial planners advise clients who are close to retirement to replace at least 70 to 80 percent of their pre-reti . . . more
Financial Consequences of a Voluntary Early Retirement
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
With some federal agencies recently announcing authority to offer voluntary early retirement to eligible employees, federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses some of the financial consequences of an "early out" retirement . . . more
What is 'Vesting' in the Thrift Savings Plan?
The vesting requirement in the TSP only applies to employees in the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS). . . . more
TSP Rollovers to an IRA: 10 Tips that TSP Participants Should Consider
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses 10 important tips for employees in deciding whether to rollover their TSP account to an IRA . . . more
New and Tougher Rules on Reverse Mortgages Take Effect
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Federal employees age 62 and older and who have equity in their personal residences may be considering a reverse mortgage to help them financially during their retirement. But tougher rules taking effect this month may make it more difficult for some individuals to qualify for a reverse mortgage. Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses what a reverse mortgage is, and why a reverse mortgage may not be appropriate for federal employees . . . more
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Recent Articles & Resources
 Understanding Survivor Benefits for Federal Employees - Part I (CSRS)
 Potential Costs of a TSP Loan
 Federal Employees Should Be Aware of New Rules on IRA Rollovers
 AFGE: To Close Gender Pay Gap, President Obama Should Insource More Jobs
 Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Returns: Monthly and Annual - G, F, C, S, I and L Funds Updated: April