The Pandemic Impact Upon Social Security

The Pandemic Impact Upon Social Security

The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot about the way we live, but one thing is still certain: We all still need to plan for retirement someday. As a federal employee, you enjoy some retirement planning benefits that are less common in the private sector. But since we will all be impacted by Social Security, you might be wondering how that program will fare in the future – especially with regard to the latest economic downturn. Solvency of the program....
Putting Economic Impact Payments to Best Use

Putting Economic Impact Payments to Best Use

As economic impact payments are distributed throughout the country, many Americans are finally able to make an overdue payment on their mortgage or purchase some much-needed groceries. But for some of you, who engaged in telework practices and continued your regular salary, the payment is more of an extra help than an overdue lifeline. So at this time, you might be wondering how you can put that payment to best use for the future. Stash it in savings. If we’ve...
Returning to Work Safely

Returning to Work Safely

Most of us feel eager for life to return to (somewhat) normal, and that is indeed beginning to happen in many areas. But will you be safe as you return to work as a federal employee? How does each office take local and state restrictions into account? And what about school-aged children who are still out of school? The Office of Personnel Management sought to answer those questions, and more, with a recently-released bulletin. The list of frequently asked...
Watch for These Signs of a Coronavirus Scam

Watch for These Signs of a Coronavirus Scam

It seems that con artists never take a break, even during a worldwide pandemic. Due to emotions running high, and the promise of billions in economic impact payments, many have devised clever schemes to get their hands on personal information or even cash. We wanted to share these signs of a scam with you, so that you can avoid falling victim to one of these plots. The IRS, CDC, WHO, and other official organizations won’t be contacting you. If you receive a call...
Rethinking Your Long-Term Retirement Plan

Rethinking Your Long-Term Retirement Plan

As we continue to evaluate the impact of the coronavirus epidemic, you might find yourself reconsidering your retirement plan. The following answers to common questions can help to point you in the right direction, but remember that this is just general information. Should I sell investments? Generally speaking, it’s probably not necessary to rush into a selling decision at this time. Selling when assets are at a low point might trigger regret later, and we...

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