Month: September 2021

Early retirement for Federal Employees

What Does Early Retirement Mean for Federal Employees? (Top 3 Things)

Once you realize that you’re looking forward to retirement years before you’re actually eligible to retire, working (whether you love your job or not) becomes much less exciting. Instead, most of your days are spent counting down to the moment you can retire and collect annuity from the comfort of your own home. Eventually, you …

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Military Buyback for Veterans of Armed Services

What is the Military Buyback Program? (Everything Explained Here)

If you’re preparing for your federal retirement, you’re likely looking into all of the options available to you regarding benefits and increasing your annuity to get the maximum payout possible.  One program that many FERS employees overlook, however, is the Military Buyback Program.  The Military Buyback Program was created to serve as a method for …

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VERA early retirement planning

4 Common VERA Retirement Myths You’ve Definitely Heard (and Maybe Even Believe)

Retiring early from any job is a dream come true, and even more so when you can collect a pension while doing it. VERA (Voluntary Early Retirement Authority) was designed to allow early retirement for those who need or want it.  VERA retirement is a form of retirement that allows one to retire earlier than …

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Federal Disability Retirement Couple

How to Start Federal Disability Retirement (What You Need to Know)

It’s common for workers of all trades to be frightened at the prospect of disability. After all, federal disability payments are usually much lower than your ordinary income, and if you can’t work, what are you supposed to do?  Luckily, the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) has provisions to protect federal workers from this sort …

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