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Have You Set a Target Retirement Date?
May 21, 2018

As a federal employee, you enjoy one of the best retirement benefit systems around. But there will still be aspects of planning that are just as confusing and difficult as they are for everyone else. One of the biggest decisions you will make involves timing… When exactly can you stop…

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3 Lessons to Learn from Current Retirees
May 14, 2018

They say that practice makes perfect, and that we should do something over and over again until we get it just right. But of course, that rule simply cannot apply to everything in life. You’ll only retire once, so you can’t just keep starting over and fixing mistakes that you…

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How Does the Federal Retirement System Provide for Your Spouse?
May 7, 2018

For many of us, the goals we set are not solely based on our own wants and needs. We also want to enjoy a long life with our spouse. They are part of the reason we work hard and plan for a secure retirement. But what happens if you pass…

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The 5 Most Common Budget Mistakes
April 23, 2018

You might be surprised to learn that American workers, when compared to the rest of the industrialized world, actually work longer hours than most. In addition, we take fewer vacation days. And yet, we tend to retire at a later age. Why? A number of factors are at play here,…

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