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,
More than a quarter of senators say they’re concerned about the Office of Personnel Management’s four legislative proposals to change federal retirement.
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.
Stephen Zelcer, a financial advisor for federal employees, explains how the changes to the TSP in 2019 will impact you and what you should keep in mind.
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.
Congress once again is considering higher Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments (VSIPs) for civilian federal employees.
About 9.1 percent fewer retirement claims were received in May than the month before and nearly 26.4 percent fewer retirement claims processed last month than in April, according to the Office of Personnel Management.
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.
Benefits expert Tammy Flanagan makes the case for a centralized retirement counseling service.