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7 Signs You’re Ready to Retire
March 19, 2018

You’ve been dreaming of retirement for years now, but maybe you’re feeling the urge much more strongly as of late. Or, maybe you’re worried that you’ll never be ready to retire, and you don’t know in which direction to head. This list is by no means a comprehensive list of…

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How Are FERS Benefits Funded?
March 12, 2018

Way back in 1920, the first version of a retirement system for federal employees was created. That was called the Civil Service Retirement System, and as we know, a new system was formed to replace it back in 1986. Some federal employees opted to stay with the CSRS system, but…

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What Did People Do, Before Social Security?
March 6, 2018

For many of us, it’s hard to imagine life before the invention of Social Security in 1935. Federal employees, like you, did have a retirement system in place beginning way back in 1920. Once the the FERS system was introduced in 1986, federal employee retirement plans included a greater measure…

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New Budget Brings Changes for Federal Employees
February 26, 2018

According to official reports, the much-awaited federal budget will be delivered any day now. It probably won’t surprise you to learn that the new spending plan will affect employees of the federal government, so let’s break down the most important items mentioned by a report from The Heritage Foundation. Federal…

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