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Choosing between FEHB and TFL
January 23, 2013

By John Grobe for FedSmith Editor’s note: This is the second article in a two part series. In Part I, What is TRICARE for Life, we talked about the very basics of that program. Where it begins to get a little complicated is when a person who is eligible for…

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The Best Day to Retire From Now Until 2020
January 23, 2013

By John Grobe for FedSmith Last December, we determined that the best day to retire in 2011, regardless of whether you are in the CSRS or FERS retirement systems. The concept of “best” is related to financial considerations, specifically maximizing your lump-sum annual leave payment. If you do not carry…

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Buyouts and Early Outs: Are You Ready if One is Offered?
January 23, 2013

By John Grobe for FedSmith There is a lot of uncertainty for federal employees these days. Probably not as much uncertainty as the average private sector employee faces, but uncertainty none-the-less. We have the annual budget bickering (which was still going on as this article was prepared). In addition, we have the…

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YEAR-END FINANCIAL PLANNING: A CHECKLIST
January 17, 2013

The best financial decisions are made with the benefit of time, thoughtful consideration, and trusted professional advice.  As tax time approaches, take the time to prepare for sound long-term financial decisions and minimize expenses, taxes, and the headache of organizing your finances at the last minute. Organize Your Tax Records…

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