Federal Employee Retirement System

A ‘diet COLA’ for FERS retirees has compounding effects on retirement savings

A reduced cost-of-living adjustment, or “diet COLA,” for FERS retirees can create a much larger difference in retirement savings over time.

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For 2023, federal retirees will see largest COLA increase in over 40 years

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

In most cases there are a number of “best dates” each year to retire. Even more importantly is picking the actual year itself. What’s best for you…

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Social Security’s ‘evil twins’: Maybe not so bad?

One long-time fed said I had made unfair (and unjustified) editorial comments about the impact and the need for the WEP and GPO.

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2017, file photo, new $1 bills are cut and stacked at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington. It would be the token of all tokens: a $1 trillion coin, minted by the U.S. government, then cashed in to flood the treasury with cash and solve a political impasse over suspending the debt limit. The idea is getting some attention in Washington as an Oct. 18 deadline approaches, with Democrats and Republicans deadlocked over how to stave off an unprecedented credit default.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Inflation, debt, retirement: A bad mix

In case you hadn’t noticed, inflation is at a 20 year high. And this may be the new normal, according to some experts. That’s the not-so-good news.

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