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How to Improve Cash Flow During Federal Retirement with an Annuity

Retirement is an exciting time, especially when you have all of the proper details squared away. However, it can also be frightening and full of uncertainty when you don’t know how to manage cash flow during federal retirement.  During the months and years spent planning leading up to your retirement, you may find yourself with …

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Should a Federal Employee Enroll in Medicare? (Medicare vs FEHB)

If you’re a FERS (Federal Employee Retirement System) or CSRS (Civil Service Retirement System) employee, you’re likely aware of the government-provided health benefits that you’re eligible for. What you may not know, however, is that most working-class adults are automatically enrolled in Medicare Part A. For federal employees who already have health insurance provided through …

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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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What is a TSP (Thrift Savings Plan)? And What Does It Do? (Your How-To Guide)

In 1986, the Federal Employees’ Retirement Security Act established a new qualified retirement plan known as the TSP or Thrift Savings Plan. Similar to a 401k, this plan is offered to federal employees and members of the armed forces.  Today, many federal employees find themselves with questions about their TSP. These questions include the benefits …

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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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Top 5 Facts About Federal Retirement – How to Get Started

Federal retirement can seem like a daunting, complicated subject at first glance—and we won’t tell you it isn’t.  There are many rules, regulations, and processes that you will encounter over the course of your retirement, and not knowing about them puts you behind the curve.  Federal Benefit Advisory, however, is here to help. We are …

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