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Accessing Your Thrift Savings Plan
February 24, 2020

In past blogs, we have discussed retirement timing and planning for your ideal retirement date. But of course, sometimes things don’t go as planned. In the event that you want or need to retire earlier than you originally scheduled, you might need to access your Thrift Savings Plan and you…

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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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