Retirement Planning

Rethinking Retirement During a Pandemic

It’s clear that fewer people are moving on this year, which isn’t exactly a surprise.

Best Dates to Retire Q&A

A look at the details of what makes one day better than another.

Best Dates to Retire 2021

Our annual look at the optimum days to bid farewell to a career in government.

You Get a Lot More Than a Retirement Benefit

Federal employees and retirees have a variety of insurance options to choose from, too.

Weighing the Retirement Tradeoffs

Effective planning for your future requires making a series of key decisions.

What You Need to Know About CSRS Offset

For those feds covered by the Civil Service Retirement System and Social Security, calculating retirement benefits can get complicated.

Be Careful of Who is Providing Your Retirement Advice

If they’re pushing alternatives to federal benefits like survivor annuities, be wary.

How Your Benefits Have Changed Recently

To address the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the government has loosened restrictions on several federal employee benefits programs.

5 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Right Now

Federal employees need to be financially ready in case they’re affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

5 Not-So-Fun Facts About Federal Retirement

A word to the wise about survivor benefits, taxes, insurance and more.

Burning Benefits Questions

A summertime Q&A featuring hot issues involving federal retirement benefits.

Myths, Misunderstandings and Managing Your Money

A look back at some important columns you might’ve missed from earlier this year.

More Retirement Myth Busting

Some additional common misperceptions and half-truths.

Social Security Services and Scams

What you need to know about recent changes in agency operations and ongoing fraud schemes.