The subject of inflation has dominated the recent economic news. After a decade of low inflation rates averaging around 2%, the core inflation rate has soared in recent months. Inflation jumped from 2.6% in March… Read More
How FERS Regular Retirement Works Before digging into postponed and deferred retirement, let’s first look at how FERS regular retirement works. Once you have at least 30 years of federal government service, you can retire… Read More
Regardless of which term you use – reduction in force or downsizing or reorganization – layoffs are a fact of life for large organizations, and the Federal Government is no different. If you’re close to… Read More
While the employment situation has brightened somewhat since the unemployment rate nearly hit 15% in April, it’s still considerably worse than it was before the coronavirus pandemic hit. And things could be about to get… Read More
Carefully Examine Your Healthcare Options Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors, many employees today are thinking about early retirement, and this includes some federal government employees. As we wrote in our post on early… Read More
When recessions strike, companies try to cut costs, often via offering early-retirement packages to employees. The current COVID-driven recession has been particularly hard on the travel sector, so unfortunately it wasn’t a surprise when Delta… Read More
Not receiving a salary can be one of the most daunting transitions to make in retiring. Here’s how you can design your own retirement paycheck and reduce your stress.
Retirement is a process – here are some key dates you should know
Bear markets are part of investing, so you should plan for them. Here are a few things you should do.
I’ve written about retirement income planning before, and at first glance it should be pretty simple. The idea of figuring out what expenses you’ll have and then lining up your sources of income and funds… Read More