Posted on Saturday, 26th November 2011 by Dennis Damp

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Rosemary, a subscriber to our Retirement Planning News Letter, asked for clarification for requesting FEHB open season plan brochures on OPM’s new web site. I mentioned that the web site was easy to use in my article on the FEHB Open Season last week. She visited the site and was confused by the numbers that […]

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Posted on Friday, 18th November 2011 by Dennis Damp

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The Office of Personnel Management expects a number of agencies to request VERA and VSIP authority in FY 2012 after appropriations are finalized.  Agencies may face substantial budget cuts next year according to the OPM director. OPM is expediting requests for VSIP and early-outs and formed a special team to assist agencies with their requests. […]

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Posted on Saturday, 12th November 2011 by Dennis Damp

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We continue to receive horror stories from retirees waiting up to a year or more for OPM to process their retirement paperwork. It is a real problem even for those who thought they prepared knowing that delays were inevitable. David wrote us in early November stating that he retired September 30, 2010 and as of […]

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Posted on Monday, 7th November 2011 by Dennis Damp

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A site visitor has a $50,000 CD maturing and wanted to know what she could do to increase earnings with little risk of losing the money that she worked a lifetime to acquire. Her bank is offering a meager .9% CD yield. I am not a financial advisor and I can only relate what I […]

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