Retirement Planning

You Have More Time to File Your Taxes. Here’s How Not To Pay Too Much

Many federal retirees overpay because they aren’t aware of the rules about taxation of their benefits.

What’s Not To Like About the TSP

Leaving your money in the plan as a retiree does have some drawbacks.

What’s To Like About the TSP

The case for leaving your money in the Thrift Savings Plan after retirement.

A Perennial Health Insurance Conundrum

FEHBP, Medicare and the difficulty of predicting the future.

Spouses and Annuities: A Closer Look

Avoiding potential confusion about survivor benefits.

Marital Advice For Those Nearing Retirement

Tips on answering what can be a tricky question on your retirement application.

Retirement Planning Index: 2021 Edition

The annual guide, by topic, to key columns over the years.

The Best Time to Retire

When you choose to end your federal career could make a big difference in your retirement security.

Turning On Your Benefits

The art of timing when you begin drawing on your various sources of income is key to ensuring a comfortable retirement.

The Numbers That Matter in 2021

Do figures like 300, $172,500 and 1.3% mean anything to you?

A Good Time for Some Long Term Thinking

The COVID-19 pandemic provides a sobering reminder of the potential need for long-term care.

Looking for a Medicare Advantage

There’s a new type of FEHBP plan worth considering this open season.

Retirement Gets Real: The Final To-Do List

Make sure you take care of these items of business before your departure date.