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Would You Regret an Early Retirement?
November 12, 2018

Retiring a bit early is something we all dream about, at some point. Who wouldn’t love to skip out of the working world a bit early, and start enjoying a life of leisure? Luckily, for some of us an early retirement is a very real possibility. But because we always…

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What’s the Difference Between COLA and Pay Raises?
November 5, 2018

Each fall, a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is announced, and news this impacts Social Security beneficiaries and some federal retirees. Essentially, it means that these individuals will receive a bit more money in their monthly checks. However, current federal employees often get this news mixed up with news regarding their own…

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Trying to Save Money? Don’t Make These Mistakes!
October 21, 2018

As you plan for retirement, it’s always a good idea to examine your budget more carefully. You can reap two primary benefits by cutting back on expenses: First, you free up more money that you can use to pay down debt or stash in your Thrift Savings Account. Second, you…

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3 Important Facts About Your FERS Annuity
October 15, 2018

The Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) is one of the most comprehensive retirement benefits packages in the country. But with “comprehensive” system, comes “complex” rules and procedures. The FERS system can be confusing to most people, particularly the annuity part. These three facts tend to be misunderstood… Your COLA probably…

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