Do a little bit of shopping this year. It can give you great peace of mind if you know you’ve done the best you can before you get hit with a worst case scenario.
There’s nothing like a once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic to focus one’s thinking. This year has been one for the the books.
If you knew for sure whether President Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden would be elected -- how would that knowledge change your investment strategy?
Whether you are going out this year, next summer or departure day is years away, plan ahead. Starting yesterday. But beginning now is better than nothing. A lot better.
News that they will be getting a 1.3% cost of living adjustment in January 2021 is getting a mixed reception from federal, military and Social Security retirees.
Most people know they are worth more dead than alive. But many — including those who survive them — don’t know how much more.
Some savvy investors say the President has a major impact on the economy and the stock market. Others say events -- not whoever is elected POTUS in November -- will determine whether your Thrift Savings Plan languishes or takes off like a rocket over the next four years.
For better or worse, the country is slowly beginning to re-open, so for many feds, whether long-time or relatively new, the question is -- what now?
Kathryn Troutman, a job-finder and promotion coach, shares tips for how you can excel in the federal workforce, at a time when a stable and well-paying job is at a high premium.
No matter how the pandemic has impacted your life, changes in your own situation may have happened that mean you should adjust your estate accordingly.
Did you retire before the pandemic became a fact of life? Before people other than bank robbers wore (hopefully) face masks all the time, and when working from home went from to perk to priority?…
Some are predicting the impact of the virus on the economy, nerves and personal relations may actually trigger a tidal wave of retirements in many agencies.
The Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) celebrated a big birthday last Friday, but there are few federal participants left in the government's once signature pension plan.
What Stein can diagnose are sick and healthy financial trends, pointing out that for 11 years, leading up to the virus-driven crash, the stock market was in bull-market territory longer than any time in the country’s history.
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