Retirement Planning

Open Season To-Do List

Don’t let health insurance decisions and deadlines sneak up on you.

Open Season Shopping Tips

It’s not too soon to start thinking about your health insurance options.

Best Dates to Retire 2022

The annual calendar showing optimal days to move on from government. 

When Time and Funds Run Out

The Social Security and Medicare trust funds are projected to be insolvent in a few years. What can be done about it?

Sorry, These Retirement Rumors Just Aren’t True

If it sounds too good to be true—well, you know the rest. 

When It’s Time to Retire, Be Ready for Things to Go Wrong

Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst when you file your retirement papers.

Why Does it Take So Long to Get Your Benefits?

It’s a paper-intensive process, and mistakes can cause delays.

Making Sense of Medicare Advantage

Should you be among the growing number of retirees who are opting for these plans over traditional Medicare?

How Matching Pays Off in the TSP

A guaranteed way to increase your Thrift Savings Plan balance.

Go Ahead, Retire Early. But It'll Cost You

There are no loopholes in the federal early retirement options.

Inflation and the Great COLA Countdown of 2021

For the first time in recent memory, the annual cost-of-living adjustment for federal retirement benefits could increase significantly.

Leaving as Soon as You Can

It’s possible to retire early from government with as little as 10 years of service. But it’ll cost you.