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2015 Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees and Annuitants
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
2014 Federal Leave Chart / Record / Calendar
Keep track of your 2014 leave with this handy calendar -- downloadable in PDF and a new app for mobile devices . . . more
Federal Employee Pay Freeze Calculator
March 20, 2012
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
Guide to Children Survivor Benefits Upon the Death of an Employee or an Annuitant
Edward A. Zurndorfer, CFP
Learn how a child qualifies for a monthly survivor benefit, when the child is eligible to receive benefits, and what information must be provided to OPM. Also included are the forms you need and a practical example. . . . more
College Savings Calculator
Use this college savings calculator to determine the amount you need to invest each year to ensure that you will have enough to cover your child's college costs. . . . more
FEGLI Calculator: Calculating Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Options and Premiums
Determine the face value of various combinations of FEGLI coverage, calculate the premiums for the various combinations of coverage, see how choosing different options can change the amount of life insurance and the premiums, plus view how the life insurance carried into retirement will change over time . . . more
Guide to CSRS Spousal Survivor Benefits at the Death of an Employee or an Annuitant
Edward A. Zurndorfer, CFP
Learn the details of CSRS survivor benefits for spouses of deceased employees and retirees. Numerous practical examples are included. . . . more
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8 Federal Career Strategies for the Almost Retired
Kathryn Troutman, Federal Career Expert
Has the slumping economy and the hit to your Thrift Savings Plan derailed your retirement plans? Federal career expert Kathryn Troutman provides 8 inspiring tips to keep you moving along toward your goal to retire sooner, rather than later. . . . more
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