Retirement Planning

Thank the People Who Make Sure You Get Your Benefits

Public Service Recognition Week is a good time to honor those who created and those who maintain the federal retirement system.

Getting Credit for Your Work

Carefully documenting previous military or civilian service can lead to an earlier retirement and a bigger benefit. 

Last Minute Tax Tips

Things to keep in mind if you still haven’t filed—or even if you have.

Let a Thousand Investment Flowers Bloom

April is Financial Literacy Month, and a good time to get educated about your retirement savings.

Keep an Eye on These Potential Benefits Changes

Some adjustments are already on the way, and others are on the drawing board.

When to Leave to Get Paid the Most for Your Leave

The pros and cons of working all the way to the end of the federal leave year.

What Not To Do With Your TSP Account

Be careful about borrowing from your retirement investments. 

Don’t Overlook This Unloved Fund When Investing in the TSP

TSP participants can consider it another potential way to diversify a growth-oriented strategy.

Waiting For That First Retirement Check

A primer on processing, payments and patience for those looking forward to getting their benefits. 

Who Can and Can’t Get Coverage Under Your Health Insurance

OPM doesn’t know how many people with FEHB coverage are actually ineligible for the program.