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5 Hidden Costs That Can Sneak Up on You!
August 26, 2019

Living within your budget is the tried-and-true method for preventing excess debt, beefing up your savings, and even helping you transition into retirement more smoothly. But in some cases, extra charges can surprise you. Learn the sneaky insider secrets to common industries, so you can be on guard for unnecessary…

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A Checklist for Spousal Survivors of Federal Workers or Retirees
August 19, 2019

After the loss of a spouse, paperwork and phone calls are the last thing anyone wants to deal with. Unfortunately, these things are also a fact of life. If you’re a federal employee or retiree, reviewing your survivor benefits with your spouse will become an important part of estate planning….

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9 Strategies That Can Lead to Early Retirement
August 12, 2019

Many of us would prefer to retire earlier, rather than later. But is that option out of reach for those of us with middle class incomes? Not necessarily! An early retirement might require a bit of sacrifice, and will definitely require some smart strategizing. The following strategies could make a…

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6 Steps That Get You Closer to Federal Employee Retirement
August 5, 2019

If you’re approaching your expected retirement date in the next few years, you might be wondering what steps you will need to take in the near future. This brief guide will provide an overview of that information for FERS employees. Calculate your expected retirement income and budget. We can help…

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