Retirement Benefits

GovExec Daily: How to Plan For Your Retirement

GovExec Daily guests from the last year discuss the TSP, planning and preparation for your life after work.

GovExec Daily: Retirement Planning Tricks for All Feds

NARFE's Erin Carter joins the show to discuss how public servants should plan for their future.

GovExec Daily: Why Aren't More Feds Taking Advantage of the Roth TSP?

GovExec contributor Dallen Haws joins the podcast to discuss feds' retirement investment options.

GovExec Daily: A New Bill Could Help You Save for Retirement Longer

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to talk about the Securing a Strong Retirement Act.

Some Federal Employee Retirement Funds Made Up a Little Ground in March

Three of the TSP’s five basic funds ended the month up and all of the lifecycle funds were in the black.

Why a Health Savings Account is a Secret Weapon in Saving for Retirement

Many federal employees can save money by switching to a high deductible health insurance plan with an HSA when they have the chance.  

Democrats, Employee Groups Rally Around Social Security Reform Bill

Legislation with nearly 200 sponsors would change how annual cost of living adjustments are calculated, temporarily eliminate the controversial Windfall Elimination Provision, and restrict the agency’s ability to close field offices.

OPM to Offer Same-Sex Spouses Another Chance at Survivor Benefits

A new notice this week announced that the federal government’s HR agency is waiving the requirement that a widow or widower be married to a federal worker for nine months to be eligible for survivor benefits in some cases.

Lawmakers Introduce Another Bill to Repeal Controversial Tax Rule Affecting Federal Retirees

Bipartisan legislation would replace a provision that reduces Social Security benefits for federal, state and local agency employees who spent time in the private sector with a new formula that accounts for their time outside of government, and provide rebates for current retirees.

GovExec Daily: The Best Dates to Retire in 2022

Retirement planning expert Tammy Flanagan joins the podcast to discuss the best timing for leaving federal service.

Federal Retirees to See Largest Cost-of-Living Adjustment in Decades in 2022

While CSRS retirees will receive a 5.9% boost to their defined benefit annuity payments next year, enrollees in FERS will only see a 4.9% increase, renewing calls to change the law.

Tax-Wise Savings and Distribution Strategies for Feds

With the national debt roaring towards $29 trillion dollars, it would be prudent to plan for higher future tax rates.