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Are CSRS Employees An Endangered Species?
If there were an endangered species list for occupations, the roughly 300,000 remaining feds under the old Civil Service Retirement System would be on it . . . more
Don't Mess With the G Fund
A House proposal would fundamentally change the Thrift Savings Plan's "safe" investment fund . . . more
NARFE More Visible With New 'Threats' to Feds
NARFE's new president is using increased visibility to fight a congressional plan that would decimate the most popular employee retirement fund . . . more
The TSP Millionaires Among You
How do you stack up against the 4,167 feds who have $1 million-plus Thrift Savings Plan accounts? . . . more
9 Federal Benefits Questions (and Answers) for Couples
A little bit of spousal counseling . . . more
Navigating Taxes in Retirement
The tax landscape shifts suddenly in retirement. Here are things to remember when this happens . . . more
G Fund's Return Would Drop to Nearly Zero Under House Plan
The most popular fund in the Thrift Savings Plan would become "virtually worthless" as an investment option under a proposal in the House budget, a TSP spokeswoman said . . . more
'Self Plus One' Offers Premium Break for Two-Person Families
Married feds and retirees without dependent children are likely to save in health insurance premiums next year . . . more
5 Things That Could Be Coming to Your FEHB Plan in 2016
OPM's recent letter to insurers was filled with recommendations for how they can improve health benefits, save money and make it easier for participants to navigate their health care choices . . . more
2016's Zero COLA for Retirees?
For former feds and those about to retire, here's The good and bad news about the impact inflation has on your retirement . . . more
President Obama Provides Parental Leave for Federal Employees
January 15, 2015
President Obama will sign a presidential memorandum providing six weeks of administrative leave to federal employees with a new child . . . more
Taking Social Security to the Max
Crunching the numbers to see how much high-income people, who tend to live longer, can benefit by delaying Social Security . . . more
How to Interpret Your Social Security Benefit Statement
The annual statements provide a useful projection of what you can expect to receive in benefits at various retirement ages, if you become widowed or suffer a disability that prevents you from working . . . more
How To Avoid Accidentally Setting Your Retirement Date Back 5 Years
Suppose (in order to save a few bucks) you have put yourself into a position where you must work five years past your retirement deadline. Here's how it happens all the time . . . more
Pre-Retirement To-Do List
April 25, 2013
Are you one of the growing number of federal employees who are preparing to retire in the near future? If so, here's a list of things that you should do to get ready . . . more
Check List for New Federal Retirees
Although there isn't much recent retirees can do about the retirement claims backlog, there are a few things that they can do to be sure your employee benefits continue while you're awaiting final processing of your retirement. Here are a few things to be aware of . . . more
Tips for Boomers When Picking a Retirement Community
When it comes to setting down for your golden years, boomers should make sure their choice meets their social, cultural, and recreational requirements as well as future health-care costs . . . more
Requesting Your CSRS/FERS Annuity Estimate for Retirement Date
One of the important things all employees should do before retirement is request an annuity estimate. This is a calculation of your Civil Service Retirement System or Federal Employees Retirement System benefit prepared by your human resources office for a specific retirement date . . . more

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