Federal Employees Retirement System.

  • When you really can retire, can you really retire?

    Have you asked yourself all the right questions about your retirement?

  • Not rocket science, but close

    Is the government using the wrong measuring tool to track inflation and thus producing the wrong cost of living adjustments?

  • CSRS time buyout: Fact, fiction or fantasy?

    So what if the government gave current CSRS employees a choice:  retire by a to be determined date and get full CSRS credit for their annuity, or continue in their jobs  but with future benefits compiled under the less-generous FERS system. Which would you choose?

  • It’s August, so hold that thought

    It’s quiet, as August is a time when things are on hold until at least after Labor Day. But a lot awaits lawmakers when they return.

  • Hate to rain on your parade, but…

    Things are looking good. but the possibility of yet another government shutdown remains, as today’s guest columnist Abraham Grungold points out.

  • Round up the usual suspects! Does that include your annuity?

    Nearly every year for the past decade lawmakers have gone after the two major federal retirement programs, FERS and CSRS. So far, groups representing workers and retirees have managed to beat back the changes — but there have been some close calls.

  • FERS/CSRS programs are probably safe, for now

    With half the legislative year over and Democrats running the House while political eyes focus on 2020 races, the retirement plan looks safe for now.

  • Timing the TSP

    Most TSP investors know the stock market is long overdue for a major correction. The question is when will that happen, how long will it last, and what if anything you should be doing about it?

  • TSP nest eggs growing

    When it comes to saving and investing for retirement, federal and military personnel are way ahead of their private sector counterparts.

  • January 2020 cost-of-living adjustment inching upward

    The slight upward creep in living costs in the first four months of this year points to a modest January 2020 cost-of-living adjustment.