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

Most feds under the old CSRS program are already retired. About 99% of the current workforce is under the FERS retirement plan, which has many moving parts,…

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Inflation is becoming a big issue for some federal retirees’ cost of living increases

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When should you retire? Turns out, it pays to be strategic

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COLA, COVID, pay raise, shutdown: Time for a time out?

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Would you take less pay, smaller pension for better lifestyle?

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Would you telecommute for a smaller FERS annuity?

Lots of federal workers have said they might be willing to take a pay cut if they could do their jobs from a site a hundred miles from their home office.

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Janitor-Marine-TSP millionaire tackles Social Security offset and windfall

While most feds oppose WEP and GPO, today’s guest columnist said he’s looked at the background, crunched the numbers and in his opinion they are fair.

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A sign alert voters at the United Methodist Church polling place Tuesday, May 12, 2020, in Hudson, Wis.in Wisconsin's special congressional election to replace retired Republican reality TV star Sean Duffy, in the 7th District race between Republican Tom Tiffany and Democrat Tricia Zunker. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

COVID-19 impact on 2021 COLA, pay raise and WEP/GPO

Given the impact of the pandemic on the economy, and on prices, it is unlikely that retirees who get cost of living adjustments most years will be getting a COLA in January 2021.

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