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Should Both Spouses Retire at the Same Time?
March 23, 2020

When scheduling your retirement date, your spouse (and their career) become an important consideration. Maybe you can’t wait to travel together and spend more time with family, so you might wish to both retire at the same time. On the other hand, there can be important reasons for retiring at…

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Would You Take Advantage of a TSP Hardship Withdrawal Option?
March 16, 2020

Sometimes life throws us curveballs, and we need access to emergency cash. To this end, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has proposed a change that would allow greater access to hardship withdrawals from Thrift Savings Plans. Currently, hardship withdrawals fall under four categories based on the type of hardship…

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Carrying Your Health Benefits Into Retirement
March 9, 2020

If you’re a federal employee who appreciates your healthcare program, you might be happy to learn that you can indeed continue your Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) into retirement. This provision, available to federal employees, is unlike most healthcare systems offered to private sector workers. Carrying your FEHB into retirement…

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Changes Coming to the TSP Catch-Up Contribution Process
March 2, 2020

If you currently participate in the Thrift Savings Plan “catch up” contribution program, take note of this: The process for making these contributions will change beginning in 2021. These rules concern catch-up contributions only, which are available to workers aged 50 and older. Essentially, these contributions allow you to stash…

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