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Inflation and your retirement date

If you are planning on retiring soon (this year or next) have you thought of the lifetime impact of long-term inflation on your diet-COLA annuity?

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Retire at the ‘right age’ and write your own ticket!

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(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)Gasoline prices are displayed at a station in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021.  Prices for U.S. consumers jumped 6.8% in November compared with a year earlier as surging costs for food, energy, housing and other items left Americans enduring their highest annual inflation rate since 1982.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Is 2022 the start of big time inflation?

The good news is that federal, postal, military and Social Security retirees in January will be getting the largest cost of living adjustment they’ve…

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January COLA or January raise: Why not both?

Every time there is a federal pay raise AND a cost of living adjustment for retirees, some folks figure they can get a piece of both. While it sounds good…

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A 7 step pre-retirement checklist

FERS workers must plan their retirement under a system that has lots of moving parts. We asked long-time, successful career fed and part time financial coach Abraham Grungold if he had a plan. He did and he agreed to share it with us.

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