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Road Map To Retirement: Putting the Pieces Together

Road Map To Retirement: Putting the Pieces Together

As you start to near the finish line of the Federal Retirement process, you will likely have many questions. How long does everything take to process? When will you see your first payment? Is there anything in particular that you need to be on the lookout for? It can be stressful to keep track of everything, but hopefully, this article can help...

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Road Map to Retirement: What do I do with my TSP?

Road Map to Retirement: What do I do with my TSP?

As a federal employee, you are probably aware that your Thrift Savings Plan offers many of the same advantages as a 401(k) plan often offered by private sector employers. There are many options to consider when managing your TSP—fund options, how much to contribute, and Traditional vs. Roth. Contribution limits usually go up a little bit each...

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Road Map to Retirement: Mapping Out an Income Strategy

Road Map to Retirement: Mapping Out an Income Strategy

As a federal employee approaching retirement, understanding all the options with your benefits is critical. By understanding your benefits, you can put together an income strategy for a successful retirement. You’re probably familiar with the three main pillars of income for retired federal employees: Social Security, FERS pension, and TSP. Each...

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Road Map To Retirement: Can I Make as Much in Retirement as I Do Working Full-Time?

Road Map To Retirement: Can I Make as Much in Retirement as I Do Working Full-Time?

If you are on the road to retirement, one roadblock you might run into is deciphering how your current net income will compare to your net income in retirement. While it may not be true for every case, many don’t realize that their retirement net income can be equal, if not more, than their net income while employed. To get a sense of how this...

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Five Tips for Retiring in a Bear Market

Five Tips for Retiring in a Bear Market

It’s not unusual for the market to take a turn in a not-so-ideal direction. But if you are on the cusp of retirement, you may be wondering if retirement is an option at all. While the market changes can be painful for a lot of investors, the good news is that it is not permanent. You don’t need to delay retirement if you have a solid strategy in...

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