Obits can help you figure out how much money you are going to need for the years, maybe decades, after your regular paycheck stops. But your urge to live, have fun, travel, etc. continues.
Every day, we at Federal News Radio get calls or emails from readers and listeners who want to know the latest, the cost and the timetable for action regarding retirement changes. But we can’t predict what’s going to happen,
The Trump administration wants to make the federal retirement plan more costly to workers and less valuable to retirees. But officials could probably “drain the swamp” of thousands of bureaucrats if they made the changes effective later rather than sooner.
When financial times get tough and a bull market rears its ugly head, many Thrift Savings Plan investors head for the safety of the bond index F Fund or, more likely, the super-safe never has a bad day G Fund.
When financial times get tough and a bear market rears its ugly head many Thrift Savings Plan investors head for the safety of the bond index F Fund or, more likely, the super-safe never has a bad day G-fund.
The number of federal/postal workers with Thrift Savings Plan accounts worth at least $1 million jumped nearly 600 percent between April 2016 and April 2018. The value of the biggest account grew by nearly 30 percent in that time.
As of April 3, the number of federal and postal workers and retirees with million-dollar-plus Thrift Savings Plan accounts had grown to 23,098.
When most people focus on millionaires in government they are talking about a relatively small number of super-rich political appointees. But there is a larger group who did it by saving and investing in the Thrift Savings Plan.
Although feds are supposed to avoid partisan politics at work, chances are you have a pretty good idea how most of your colleagues voted in the last election.
The Trump administration has submitted a legislative package that would, among other things, eliminate cost of living adjustments for current and future retirees. Will Congress pass it? Find out when NARFE Deputy Director for Advocacy John Hatton joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to discuss the president’s proposals. June 6, 2018
Federal retirees in 1980 could establish a standard of living and keep it even during 14 percent inflation and 11-plus percent the following year. Now, the Trump administration has submitted a legislative package that would, among other things, eliminate cost of living adjustments for current and future workers retiring under the Federal Employees Retirement System.
The private sector can bring perks and pay many feds only dream of, but a recent report by the Federal Reserve Board, indicated life outside the federal fold is not always a bed of roses.
Republican politicians might be making a big mistake in writing off federal workers and retirees, and Democrats might make an equally big mistake by taking them for granted.
Politicians who want to reduce the cost of the federal retirement and labor-management programs say they are doing it for the most noble reasons.