Working for the federal government has its rewards and challenges. The same when you retire — a lot of options which also means a lot of choices.
Is this maybe not the best time for government agencies to be cutting back on their telework programs? Can you say coronavirus?
Even in the federal government where workers are supposed to be treated the same and be paid based on their grade level, there are differences. Take the two main retirement systems.
One of the great fears of people planning for retirement is running out of, or low on money while they are still breathing.
While there are some really dangerous federal jobs, including law enforcement officers, firefighters and prison personnel, even the 9-to-5 office positions are pretty scary now.
For many people nearing retirement, running out of money is one of the top fears. Unless they work for the federal government.
The two decades-old laws impact, as in reduce or almost eliminate, the Social Security benefits of 1.8 million public servants.
Do you have the day off or are you on the job this President’s Day? Either way, thank you and happy holiday!
When you leave government are you going to keep your optional retirement nest egg in the Thrift Savings Plan, or move some or all of it to an outside investment option? And does it matter?
The likely amount is now a 3.5% bump up in January 2021, but anything could happen.
In what’s become the administration’s evergreen budget plan, the White House has again proposed that federal workers kick in more of their salary toward their retirement plan in return for smaller lifetime annuities that are frozen when they retire.
If history repeats itself, the budget President Donald Trump sent to Congress Monday afternoon will again be a political bombshell
Most people stop looking forward to birthdays after they first become eligible to drive, or vote.
Somewhere out there, the person or persons who, in the late 1990s, predicted Uncle Sam was facing a massive wave of retirements may be happy at last. Or not!
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