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Time for a reality check

Tom O’Rourke, a Washington-area tax and estate attorney and former IRS lawyer, shares his plan to allow federal employees to double their money and to…

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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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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - In this May 3, 2020, file photo, light shines from inside the U.S. Capitol dome at dusk on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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

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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…

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CSRS is now old enough for a Smucker’s jar

The Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) celebrated a big birthday last Friday, but there are few federal participants left in the government’s once…

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FILE - In this June 20, 2019, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in two of the term’s most closely watched cases over whether federal civil rights law protects LGBT people from job discrimination. The cases Tuesday, Oct. 8, are the court’s first on LGBT rights since Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement and replacement by Justice Brett Kavanaugh.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Lock down survival tip: Measure twice, cut once

Time in grade and in government doesn’t automatically mean you will be able to maintain a reasonable standard of living once you’ve traded your biweekly pay check for a monthly annuity. 

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