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Planning Your Official Retirement Date
February 17, 2020

It is often said that there are only two things that are certain in life: Death and taxes. Considering that Benjamin Franklin made that statement a couple of centuries ago, when times were quite different, we would add one more certainty to the list. Nearly all of us will retire…

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3 Important Social Security Rules
February 9, 2020

One day, you will depend upon a combination of your annuity payments, withdrawals from your Thrift Savings Account, and a monthly Social Security benefit to provide your retirement income. With regard to Social Security benefits, there are three things you should know as you plan for retirement, so that you…

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How Much Income Do You Need in Retirement?
February 3, 2020

Even though you enjoy one of the best retirement systems in the country, federal employees still need to plan carefully for retirement just like everyone else. In fact, you should definitely avoid assuming that because you can potentially draw income from three different sources, that you’re completely “set up”! As…

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Things to Know If You Become Disabled During Your Service
January 27, 2020

If you’re a federal employee, the hope is that you will enjoy comprehensive retirement benefits after completing your planned service. However, on occasion a sudden disability strikes, whether due to illness or an accident. If this happens to you during your time as a federal employee, you might have two…

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