Posted on Sunday, 26th February 2012 by Paul Risser

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Meeting your obligations & finding some opportunities. Presented by Paul H. Risser After you turn 70½, the IRS requires you to withdraw some of the money in your retirement savings accounts each year. These withdrawals are officially called Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs).1 While you never have to make withdrawals from a Roth IRA, you must […]

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Posted on Monday, 20th February 2012 by Dennis Damp

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There is much to consider before applying for Social Security. I’ll be 63 in May and my wife turns 62 this year. Do you need your Social Security card to apply? Many misplace their card and it isn’t uncommon to lose a card that you’ve had around the house for 40 years or more. You […]

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Posted on Friday, 10th February 2012 by Dennis Damp

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A recent Pew Research Center report titled The Rising Age Gap in Economic Well-being contends that the old prosper relative to the young and they provide abundant statistics to prove their assumption. I’m tired of the constant subtle attacks on anyone that did the right things throughout their lives; saved, worked hard, spent responsibly, paid […]

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Posted on Thursday, 9th February 2012 by Paul Risser

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A few months ago, while meeting with a federal employee couple, I came across a story that I think is worth repeating. I’ve changed the names and some of the details, but the overall theme of the story is true. Mr. Jones was a good man and longtime CSRS government employee with many years of […]

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Posted on Wednesday, 8th February 2012 by Nancy Holston

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The recent Costa Concordia cruise ship accident got me thinking about Travel Safety.  I love cruising and have gone on at least 25 cruises.  Most cruise lines conduct a Life Boat Drill prior to leaving the dock, but completing it within 24 hours of sailing does meet maritime recommendations.  In the past the drills were […]

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Posted on Friday, 3rd February 2012 by Dennis Damp

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For those of you not yet retired this is good to know information. A 1099-R is what retirees receive from OPM for filing your taxes.  It lists your gross and taxable annuity amounts, federal and state tax withholding, healthcare premiums, and other relevant information.  If you are retired and haven’t received your 1099-R yet you […]

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