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Open Enrollment Season Presents a Possible Dilemma for Federal Retirees
November 20, 2017

Fall brings pumpkin spice lattes, cool nights, the promise of holidays around the corner… and decisions about healthcare. Okay, so that last item doesn’t exactly sound like a fun time, but healthcare is definitely an issue that we all face. Medicare is currently operating their Annual Election Period, from October…

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Determining Your Income Needs in Retirement
November 13, 2017

As a federal employee, you enjoy one of the best retirement systems in the nation. However, don’t let that fact mislead you into thinking that you don’t need to plan for retirement! Some people have made the mistake of simply assuming that they will have “enough” income, without defining what…

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Your Thrift Savings Plan Gets a Boost in 2018
November 6, 2017

Throughout this fall, we’ve watched as President Trump and Congress have debated various adjustments to our tax code and the federal budget overall. While many propositions currently remain undecided, one change will definitely take place beginning in January. Contribution limits for certain tax-advantaged retirement plans have been raised. The change…

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2018 Cost of Living Adjustment Has Been Announced by Social Security
November 1, 2017

Like most federal retirees, you will enjoy the potential of three forms of income in retirement: Your annuity payments, income from money you set aside in your Thrift Savings Plan, and your Social Security benefit. Since your Social Security payments are subject to periodic adjustments (indexed to the inflation rate),…

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