Abraham Grungold

Retirement life: Dining out or Meals on Wheels?

Time, especially for federal workers under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), can be on your side. If you plan wisely and begin early.

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(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)In this Thursday, March 5, 2020, photo, antique clocks are displayed at the Electric Time Company, in Medfield, Massachusetts. Most Americans will lose an hour of sleep this weekend, but gain an hour of evening light for months ahead, as Daylight Saving Time returns this weekend. The time change officially starts Sunday at 2 a.m. local time. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

When every day is Groundhog Day, are you thriving or just surviving?

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Secrets of TSP millionaires

More than 55,000 active and retired federal and postal workers have a million dollars, or more, in their Thrift Savings Plan accounts. What’s their secret?

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FILE - In this June 15, 2018, file photo, cash is fanned out from a wallet in North Andover, Mass.  High-interest payday and online lenders have long been among the few options for Americans with bad credit and lower incomes. Guidance issued in the spring by federal regulators cut a previously suggested rate cap on loans and that could mean banks start lending small-dollar, high-interest loans. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

5% pay raise? No thanks, can’t afford it!

Every year thousands of federal workers turn down an extra 1%-4% or more contribution from the government to their TSP account because they can’t afford it.

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Back to the office or off to retirement?

Mike Causey asked long-time fed and financial coach Abraham Grungold to check out the 2020 situation, who listed some things which workers under the Federal Employees Retirement System retiring in 2020 should seriously consider.

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