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What Happens to Federal Employees Who are Disabled?
November 19, 2018

It’s not exactly something we all love to think about, but what would happen if you became disabled due to illness or injury? Since last month was National Disability Awareness Month, it might have sparked some thoughts or conversations for you. Or, if not, now is the time to consider…

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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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