Retirement Planning

Higher Inflation At Least Means Higher COLAs

That’s generally true for federal retirees, but it’s a bit more complicated.

What You Need to Know About Social Security and Federal Retirement

The latest on this key element of the government’s retirement package. 

If You’re Feeling Pessimistic, Do Something

Some concrete steps you can take to help you feel more secure about your retirement. 

A Retirement Journey: Health Insurance Issues

The last in a three-part series on one employee’s retirement experience. 

Things to Consider Before Moving Money Into TSP's G Fund

Many of the funds in the government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program are seeing losses from market downturns, but the G Fund is growing.

A Retirement Journey, Part Two: The Transition

The second in a three-part series on one employee’s retirement experience. 

A Retirement Journey, Part One: Pre-Retirement

The first in a three-part series on one employee’s retirement experience. 

‘It’s Time For Me To Go Fishing’

The first steps to take after you’ve decided to retire.

The Difference Between a COLA and a Pay Raise

And why you won’t get the full effect of either if you retire on Dec. 31, 2022.

When the Sum in a Lump Sum Payment Falls Short

Some employees who retired at the end of last year got smaller payments than expected.

When to Leave to Maximize Your Lump Sum Annual Leave Payment

The best dates to retire in the coming years to get the most out of what you’re owed for unused time off.