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Simplifying Your Retirement Plan
April 15, 2019

According to the principles of behavioral finance, there is one standout reason behind the difficulties involved in retirement planning: For most of us, it is very hard to picture ourselves in the distant future. It’s easy to think about this summer or even next year, and to make plans for…

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What to Do About FEHB in Retirement
April 8, 2019

From your three-tiered retirement system to your Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB), you’re lucky to enjoy one of the most comprehensive benefits systems in the country. And, unlike many private sector workers, you can actually take your FEHB with you when you retire. So, why do many federal employees decide…

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Putting Your Tax Return to Work
April 1, 2019

It’s that time of year again! Millions of taxpayers will receive their refunds, and retailers are running tempting sales. It’s tempting to rush out and shop for a long-desired item… But what if you put that money to work for you? It’s your money, after all. You should do with…

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Reaping the Maximum Social Security Benefit
March 25, 2019

As a federal employee, your future retirement income will be based upon your annuity payments, withdrawals from your Thrift Savings Plan, and Social Security benefits. It makes sense to max out your potential retirement income by stashing as much as possible in your Thrift Savings Plan, and working enough years…

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