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Posted on Sunday, 21st July 2019 by Shawn McCoy

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I would like to welcome Shawn McCoy, President and Founder of Federal Employee Benefits Advocates, LLC (FEBA) an educational and training company, to our guest forum.  Mr. McCoy is an expert on Federal employee benefits and has spoken to over 19,000 Federal employees over the last 10 years.  This is his first of many artilces […]

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Posted on Thursday, 11th July 2019 by Dennis Damp

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Many approaching 65 ask, “Why shouldn’t I simply sign up for Medicare A and B and cancel my FEHB plan?” They believe at first glance that Medicare A & B duplicates what our Federal Employees Health benefits (FEHB) plans provide. I reply to this question many times throughout the year and refer those asking to […]

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Posted on Friday, 21st June 2019 by Dennis Damp

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I receive many queries from FERS employees asking the question; When can I retire?  They aren’t sure what they would be entitled to and when they can start collecting their pension. A number of options are available depending on your years of service and age at the time you wish to leave. Request a Personalized […]

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Posted on Thursday, 13th June 2019 by Dennis Damp

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There are many things to consider when determining your FERS retirement benefits. If you meet certain requirements, you will receive a Special Retirement Supplement which is paid until you reach age 62. This supplement is similar to the Social Security benefit earned while you were employed by the Federal government. However, since the formula for […]

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Posted on Friday, 31st May 2019 by Dennis Damp

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Our Federal Retiree Jobs Board intro states, “Jobs are posted on this site by employers that are seeking highly qualified, reliable, and skilled federal annuitants and employees approaching retirement. Federal employees and retirees are sought out by corporate America due to their exceptional service, skills, education, security clearances held, and knowledge of their agency or […]

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Posted on Sunday, 26th May 2019 by Dennis Damp

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This December I’ll be retired 15 years! Seems like yesterday when I walked out the door with my good friend Nick Trush. The two of us returned to Pittsburgh’s Air Traffic Control Tower a number of times over the years to catch up with old friends. The ability to retire at 55 is a huge […]

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Posted on Saturday, 18th May 2019 by Dennis Damp

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Those approaching age 70 ½ and older are often perplexed about their Thrift Savings Plan RMD withdrawal options and how to efficiently manage the transaction’s proceeds. Some of the concerns are your TSP balance decreases with each withdrawal, annual income and taxes increase, and the earned income potential vanishes for the cash you now have […]

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Posted on Friday, 10th May 2019 by Dennis Damp

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I have two short updates to cover before starting Trust but Verify. First, Joe wrote after reading It’s Time to Get Real that you need to check your individual state’s document requirements when applying for the new REAL ID. Your State may require different forms of ID and residency documentation than what Pennsylvania requires. He […]

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