Federal Retirement Resources

Federal Retirement Planning Checklist: 5-10 Years Prior
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, provides a checklist of the financial and retirement planning issues federal employees should consider within the last 5-10 years of service [ MORE ]

10 Biggest Mistakes Federal Employees Make When Planning for Retirement (and How to Avoid Them)
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
While many federal employees will be eligible to retire in the next fifteen years, unfortunately some of them will discover they will be unable to retire at the time they intend to because important tasks -- that should have been performed during their federal service -- were not completed. Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, outlines the 10 biggest mistakes many employees make -- and how to avoid them. [ MORE ]

State-By-State Income Tax Treatment Report Released for Federal Retirees
Which states have exemptions for civil service annuities or Social Security? Which have no personal income tax? [ MORE ]

How to Submit a Healthy Federal Retirement Application Package
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Learn how -- after making sure all documents, forms and information are complete -- a retiring federal employee will be submitting a "healthy" federal retirement package under OPM's guidelines, thereby avoiding unnecessary delays in processing of their retirement application package [ MORE ]

8 Strategies for Federal Employees Planning to Retire in the Next 5 Years
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
For many federal employees, their retirement date comes sooner than they may have expected and before they may have had a chance to fully prepare. Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, outlines the most common areas that need to be addressed by federal employees who plan to retire within the next five years [ MORE ]

2016 Federal Leave Chart / Record / Calendar
Keep track of your 2016 leave with this handy calendar downloadable in PDF [ MORE ]

2016 Federal Holidays
Here is a list of the public holiday schedule in 2016 for federal employees [ MORE ]

Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees and Annuitants for 2016
The guide tells you how much money you can save by changing -- or by staying in -- your health insurance plan. It summarizes thousands of facts about the plans to simplify your choice. Some agencies have arranged access to the guide for their employees. [ MORE ]

Federal Employee Pay Freeze Calculator
An employee group has created an online calculator to help all federal employees understand the true long-term costs to their wallet from an extended pay freeze [ MORE ]

New Online Tool: Estimate Your Retirement Costs
Use this online tool to estimate the income you'll need as a retiree to achieve economic security [ MORE ]

What Is Your Investment Risk Tolerance? Take the Quiz
February 8, 2012
The online quiz was developed by two university personal finance professors, and is provided by Rutgers University [ MORE ]

2012 Federal Holidays
Federal law (5 U.S.C. 6103) establishes these public holidays for federal employees in 2012. [ MORE ]

2011 Federal Holidays
Federal law (5 U.S.C. 6103) establishes these public holidays for federal employees. [ MORE ]

TSP Loan Calculator: Should You Borrow from Your TSP?
Is a TSP loan a good idea? What will it cost you in the long run? Will it jeopardize your future retirement income? And, if so, by how much? Get pointers plus access two helpful TSP loan calculators to help you make a decision [ MORE ]

2010 Federal Tax Withholding Calculator for Federal Employees
How much federal income tax should be withheld from your monthly payment? Use this updated online calculator for 2010 from the Office of Personnel Management [ MORE ]

2010 Federal Employee Travel Per Diem Rates
August 24, 2009
The General Services Administration (GSA) has released the 2010 federal employee travel per diem rates, which apply to travel from October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2010. cf [ MORE ]

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