Posted on Friday, 28th September 2012 by Dennis Damp

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Recently, the Congressional Budget Office has suggested that a 1.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment is pending for Dec. 1 that includes military, civilian, retired pay, and Social Security recipients. There was talk of an increase of as high as 1.9%. We will see the increase in our January annuity check. Today, 1.3% doesn’t look that bad […]

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Posted on Friday, 21st September 2012 by Dennis Damp

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Social Security resumed mailing annual statements to all who are 60 or older and I received mine several months ago.  They also started sending a statement to workers when they first turn 25 to give them an idea of what their retirement benefits will be down the road.  For all of those in between you […]

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Posted on Saturday, 15th September 2012 by Dennis Damp

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Most fantasize about retirement while working. I recall telling my wife when I was in my mid 20s that I wanted to stay with federal service because I could retire at age 55, which I did by the way. However, we live in the real world and retirement is a HUGE decision that changes your […]

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Posted on Saturday, 8th September 2012 by Dennis Damp

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Had this program been available when I was planning my retirement I might have considered it to test the waters before leaving altogether? The new Phased Retirement program is authorized under section 100115 of Public Law 112-141, the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act,” or “MAP-21,” approved on July 6, 2012. If […]

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Posted on Thursday, 6th September 2012 by Paul Risser

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Investing timidly may shield you against risk … but not against inflation. Presented by Paul H. Risser When is being risk-averse too risky for the sake of your retirement? After you conclude your career or sell your company, you have a right to be financially cautious. At the same time, you can risk being a […]

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