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Posted on Saturday, 17th March 2018 by Dennis Damp

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“Retirement is wonderful if you have two essentials — much to live on and much to live for.” The author for this quote is unknown but whomever made this observation was certainly an astute observer of the human condition. Most retire with much to live for; watching their children mature and become successful responsible adults, […]

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Posted on Saturday, 10th March 2018 by Dennis Damp

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I frequently listen to XM radio’s sixties on channel 6 while I’m out and about. Last week, on my way to my cardiologist’s office, they played The Beat Goes On by Sonny and Cher. I visualized Sonny and Cher on stage singing, “Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain La de da de de, […]

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Posted on Tuesday, 13th February 2018 by Dennis Damp

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Is the Stock Market Keeping You Up at Night? What a ride the market has taken us on since my last article that talked about ways to preserve your retirement account balances during downturns. The DOW reached a high of 26,616 and the S&P 2,872 before this latest 10% downward draft. A 10% correction is […]

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Posted on Thursday, 18th January 2018 by Dennis Damp

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1099Rs Available Now! Normally, federal annuitants don’t received their 1099R Tax Forms until the end of January or the beginning of February by regular mail. If you are registered to use OPM’s Retirement Services Website your 1099 R is now available for download. I visited the site on January 16, 2016 and was able to […]

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Posted on Saturday, 13th January 2018 by Dennis Damp

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We published the new 2018 Excel Leave Chart back in late October. Since then a number of our site visitors were only able to open the Excel chart in protected mode and couldn’t enter data. If your spreadsheet opens in protected view click the “enable editing” button in the yellow bar at the top of […]

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Posted on Friday, 29th December 2017 by Dennis Damp

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Lots of good news for federal employees and annuitants alike this year. First off, there were no major changes to our benefits even though many services wrote volumes about proposals that never materialized. I seldom cover these proposals because the majority of members in both parties currently don’t support them. That being said entitlements and […]

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Posted on Monday, 18th December 2017 by Dennis Damp

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No matter where you are at in your life; just starting out, mid career or retired, knowing where you stand financially helps you weather the storms that may be ahead. Do you have the resources to not only make ends meet today but to have the freedom in retirement to expand your horizons and do […]

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Posted on Wednesday, 1st November 2017 by Dennis Damp

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In the past, retirement was perceived as an end of an era… sitting in your rocking chair watching life pass you by. Not as a launching pad to new and exciting vistas. Many that retired in the mid to late 1900s were simply worn out from working too hard and making too little. They suffered […]

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