Retirement

FEGLI Rate Increase

The FEGLI Rate Increase — What Does It Mean for You?

As a Federal Government employee, the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) program is an option for familial security during retirement. If you’re enrolled in FEGLI, however, you should get prepared for the new premium insurance rate increase. This increase goes into effect the first pay period after October 1st, 2021, so you’re likely stuck …

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Calculating Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

The Top 5 Considerations For Proactive TSP Management

For federal employees, the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is an invaluable piece of the retirement puzzle. After all, the “agency matching” that your employer provides essentially means you’re getting free money on top of what you are already contributing on your own.  On the surface, managing your TSP so that you’re maximizing your benefits seems …

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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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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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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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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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