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How Should You Evaluate Your Retirement Plan?
September 3, 2018

Most American workers can look forward to a retirement funded by their own savings (such as a 401k plan) and Social Security benefits. As a federal employee, you have a more comprehensive plan than many; you can claim Social Security, enjoy your annuity payments, and reap the rewards of saving…

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Federal Employee Retirement Benefits and Your Estate Plan
August 28, 2018

You’re working hard, stashing money in your Thrift Savings Plan for retirement, also knowing that Social Security and your pension will help to round out your future income. You might also enroll in a life insurance policy, such as the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance plan. You hope there will…

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Have You Considered a Phased Retirement?
August 27, 2018

Most of us can’t wait for retirement, and often our eagerness can overshadow reality just a bit. Many a retiree has made the leap into this next phase of their life, only to realize afterward that they were not truly ready in some way. Perhaps they weren’t as financially prepared…

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Creative Uses of Life Insurance
August 20, 2018

If you have enrolled in a life insurance policy, or you’re considering one, you’re probably thinking of providing a lump sum benefit for your loved ones in the event of your passing. These funds would pay for final expenses, and of course provide for their financial security in your absence….

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Examine This Aspect of Your Thrift Savings Plan
August 13, 2018

Federal employees enjoy one of the most complete retirement systems in the country, helping you to better prepare for retirement. The downside of having such a complex system is that you might not feel familiar with all of the ins and outs of its procedures and regulations. With regard to…

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Choosing Between Traditional and Roth Contributions
August 6, 2018

When it comes to retirement planning, most of us know that making regular contributions to a retirement account is one of the best (really, mandatory) ways to prepare for the future. As a federal employee, you can enjoy more than just one stream of income in retirement, since you will…

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Who Will Provide Your Care When You Need It?
July 23, 2018

With life expectancy increasing, many of us can expect to live well into our 80s, 90s, or beyond. This is great news, but it also opens up another realm of possibilities. At some point, it is likely that you will need specialized nursing care, whether to help with a medical…

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Take These Steps Before Retirement
July 16, 2018

Federal employees enjoy one of the most comprehensive retirement plans in the country. But along with that great plan come many complex decisions. As you continue planning for your eventual retirement, you should pass these milestones along the way. Attend your agency’s informational retirement seminar. If your agency offers this…

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Are You Taking Full Advantage of Your Wealth?
July 9, 2018

If you tell the average American that they’re one of the wealthiest people in the world, you might earn a chuckle. Surely that can’t be true? Actually, it is. The Global Rich List, drawing upon data from the World Bank and global wealth statistics, has determined that an American worker…

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4 Factors to Consider When Crafting Your Retirement Plan
July 2, 2018

In several ways, the retirement plan offered to federal employees is more comprehensive than the plans enjoyed by many workers in the private sector. You have the opportunity to enjoy income from three different sources in retirement, so you might be feeling more optimistic about retirement than the average person….

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