Retirement Planning

Milestones on the Path to Financial Security in Retirement

If you work in government, there are several moments in your life when you’ll face key decisions about your eventual retirement.

Retirement in a Time of Covid

For the most part, feds aren’t letting the pandemic disrupt their plans.

How to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse

Federal retirees should understand the ins and outs of each retirement system, especially if they have been misclassified.

Declutter Your Life, But Don’t Throw Away the Important Stuff

Don’t shred important records you may need when it comes time to retire.

Now’s the Time to Improve Your Financial Literacy

How would you finish this sentence: “I need to become more financially…”

Countdown to Retirement: What You Need To Be Ready For

A detailed look at the steps you can expect to go through in the process.

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.