Posted on Friday, 7th December 2012 by Dennis Damp

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Yes, there are ways to retire with more than you can imagine!  There are many parts to this puzzle that YOU have control over and those who take responsible actions now will be handsomely rewarded when they decide to retire.  Having more in retirement doesn’t necessarily mean having a larger annuity, although that too is […]

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Posted on Tuesday, 4th December 2012 by Paul Risser

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IRAs & workplace retirement plans have higher contribution limits. Presented by Paul H. Risser The IRS has set annual contribution limits for IRAs, 401(k)s, TSPs and other retirement plans higher for 2013, and made other important adjustments for inflation as well. Here is an overview of some notable changes just announced. The 2013 IRA contribution […]

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Posted on Wednesday, 14th November 2012 by Dennis Damp

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It’s that time of year again and we all know that our health care premiums, in most cases, will be going up. The (FEHB) Program premiums will increase by 3.4 percent in 2013, which is lower than last year’s increase of 3.8 percent.  The average premium increase for the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance […]

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Posted on Friday, 9th November 2012 by Paul Risser

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Things you can do before and for 2013 Presented by Paul H. Risser What financial, business or life priorities do you need to address for 2013? Now is a good time to think about the investing, saving or budgeting methods you could employ toward specific objectives. Some year-end financial moves may prove crucial to the […]

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Posted on Thursday, 25th October 2012 by Dennis Damp

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Retirees are getting hit from all directions with hidden taxes, reduced purchasing power, increased healthcare, gas, food, and necessity costs. The size of our annuities, savings accounts and investments are shrinking due to a dramatically increased money supply when we truly need them to maintain our standard of living. Retirees often depend on interest from […]

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Posted on Sunday, 21st October 2012 by Dennis Damp

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OPM revised and updated several FERS and CSRS retirement application forms in 2012. Before submitting your application check your form’s date to ensure you have the updated version. (Forward this email to others in your organization to give them a heads up about this.) You can download the updated forms online at http://federalretirement.net/retireforms.htm.  The forms […]

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Posted on Monday, 15th October 2012 by Nancy Holston

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If you’ve been reading my articles over the last couple of years you have probably realized I am a huge fan of cruising. However, I had never gone on a transatlantic cruise. My first included visiting exotic places that I dreamed about for many years. What to do with 9 days at sea. The itinerary […]

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Posted on Saturday, 6th October 2012 by Paul Risser

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Why are they made again and again? Presented by Paul H. Risser Much has been written about the classic financial mistakes that plague start-ups, family businesses, corporations and charities. Aside from these blunders, there are also some classic financial missteps that plague retirees. Calling them “mistakes” may be a bit harsh, as not all of […]

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