Recent Articles
Using a Roth IRA Rather Than a Traditional 529 Plan to Save for the Cost of a College Education
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner - September 01, 2015
Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, answers the question: Why would anyone use a Roth IRA (which is a tax-favored retirement savings account) to save for the cost of a college education when the other two programs are specifically designed for that? [ MORE ]

President OKs Plan for 2016 Federal Pay Raise of 1.3 percent
The White House issued a letter to Congress Friday setting an alternative plan for federal pay raises for civilian employees covered by the General Schedule (GS) and certain other pay systems in January 2016 [ MORE ]

It's Never Too Late to Start Making TSP Catch-Up Contributions
Federal employees age 50 or over can supplement regular Thrift Savings Plan contributions to grow their retirement nest egg [ MORE ]

More federal retirement articles

   Federal Retirement Resources
2015 Federal Leave Chart / Record / Calendar
Keep track of your 2015 leave with this handy calendar downloadable in PDF [ MORE ]

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 ]

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 ]