George Shipe

George is Co-Founder of Federal Benefit Advisory and has developed a large clientele, applying a unique design for each individual retirement income plan. He works with federal employees about to retire, as well as those already retired with perspective on the changing needs of the client in retirement. George can be heard occasionally as expert guest on ‘Business Talk Radio’, ‘Right At Home Radio’ and ‘Aging Options’ a legal advice radio program, for the retired. He is a U.S. Army and Army National Guard veteran and member of the 3rd Infantry Regiment (Old Guard) Association.

passive income during retirement

Can I Receive Passive Income While Collecting Social Security?

Terry, from Atlanta writes:  Can I Receive Passive Income While Collecting Social Security? A good question, one that has portions to it, let me clarify. Once you achieve Full Retirement Age (FRA) your Social Security is taxed as ordinary income, however, if you are drawing social security prior to FRA, then you may have some …

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Retirement Fairness Act

The Federal Retirement Fairness Act (H.R. 4268)

For the third time in the past three years, The Federal Retirement Fairness Act (H.R. 4268) is being introduced by Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-WA). It would ensure that federal employees who began their careers as temporary workers are granted the opportunity to make catch-up retirement contributions so that they can retire on time, otherwise they would have …

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Covid Vaccine Mandate

Vaccination Mandate Halted for U.S. Postal Service

On November 6, 2021, federal appeals court temporarily blocked the Biden administration’s vaccine rule for private businesses, which applies to the U.S. Postal Service, reports The Wall Street Journal. The Fifth Circuit issued the ruling.  Thousands of federal employees have requested religious exemptions for the vaccine mandate, reported The Washington Post on Sunday. “The process could take …

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OPM Process Timeline

The OPM Retirement Process Timeline – What You Should Know

There’s always one big question that pops up in a person’s mind when they begin planning for retirement:  “How much time do I have left?”  However, for Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) employees, this timeline is relatively set in stone.  So how long does OPM take to process …

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