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Will We See a COLA in 2020?
July 15, 2019

As retirement planners, we often talk about the need for a retirement income that keeps pace with inflation. Without that, your spending power would erode over time, and you could find yourself a decade into retirement and struggling to make ends meet. That’s why Social Security, which provides supplemental income…

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Evaluating Your Survivor Annuity Options
July 8, 2019

As a federal employee, you know that your annuity will someday comprise a significant portion of your retirement income. But those payments also end when you pass away. So, what would happen to your spouse, if both of you are dependent upon that income, but you are the first to…

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What Are You Teaching Your Adult Children About Retirement?
July 1, 2019

We often think that we’re finished teaching our children once they’ve grown up and left home. But in reality, your adult kids are still learning from you. In fact, they’re likely to make their own retirement planning decisions based largely upon what they’ve observed you do, and what you’ve shared…

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Do You Believe Any of These Common Finance Myths?
June 24, 2019

One of the reasons so few people adequately plan for their financial futures is due to the proliferation of several common myths. Some believe that Social Security will provide everything they need for retirement (it won’t), or that their life insurance payout will take care of their families in an…

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