January 2022's cost of living adjustment for federal retirees will depend on not only their plan, but also inflation.
A handful of strategies exist for TSP investors when the stock market expects to see a sharp decline.
If federal retirees wait until age 70 to collect Social Security, their monthly benefits could see a big increase.
Consumer prices are going up and up, which is a good sign if you're hoping for a high cost of living adjustment next January.
Mass telework occurred overnight. But policies for post-pandemic telework could take months longer.
Uncertainty over the size of the pay raise vs. the COLA is causing many feds to rethink their proposed retirement date.
It is possible to work for Uncle Sam long enough to get and qualify for benefits and an annuity, but still leave government earlier.
Whether you’ve been working from home, or as part of an office skeleton crew the the office-office, the last 15 months have been different.
More federal employees have retired so far during the first six months of the year compared to the same period in 2020, according to data from the Office of Personnel Management.
For incoming appointees, or long-time career feds dealing with appointees, the most important ingredient is trust.
Despite a deadly worldwide pandemic, the number of active and retired feds with million-dollar-plus Thrift Savings Plan accounts more than doubled in the last year.
Few things are more daunting than being audited by the Internal Revenue Service. And they are likely becoming more frequent. But you can take steps to make sure you're in the clear.
Consider the following. Delay your planned retirement by a year or two. Better yet, from a financial standpoint, hang on another three. Or more.
The agency that manages the Thrift Savings Plan is fielding a growing number of concerns about the financial risks of climate change.
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