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Posted on Saturday, 12th October 2019 by Dennis Damp

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I reported in mid-September that our 2020 COLA was projected to be 1.6% according to Kiplinger’s. They were spot on. The Social Security Administration announced a 1.6% COLA increase on October 10th for 2020. CSRS and FERS annuitants will all receive the full 1.6% this year.   Request a  Federal Retirement Report  today to review your projected […]

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Posted on Sunday, 6th October 2019 by Dennis Damp

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Each year we publish a comprehensive leave record that federal employees can use to track their annual and sick leave, comp, and credit hours. Our updated 2020 Excel Leave Chart is designed for active federal employees that are planning their retirement and need to establish realistic target retirement dates. The new Excel 2020 Leave Record […]

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Posted on Friday, 4th October 2019 by Dennis Damp

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Our government reports that inflation is low yet every time we turn around prices are increasing.  I often ponder why our COLAs are so low most years when we know from firsthand experience that the costs of almost everything is going through the roof. We purchased a new car in 2016, a luxury model at […]

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Posted on Sunday, 15th September 2019 by Dennis Damp

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We can look forward to a COLA increase for 2020 of between 1.6% to 1.8%, a significant decrease from last year’s 2.8%. The Social Security Administration estimated a 1.8% increase and the July issue of Kiplinger magazine suggested it may be lower at 1.6% based on their projections. The Social Security Act specifies a formula […]

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Posted on Sunday, 1st September 2019 by Dennis Damp

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I often receive questions from retirees desiring to return to work and from agency HR departments interested in hiring former federal employees.  Agency recruiters are trying whatever they can to fill critical positions.  With an unemployment rate of 3.7% the country is at full employment. One of the ways to fill critical positions is to […]

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Posted on Saturday, 17th August 2019 by Dennis Damp

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On September 15th the TSP will implement new withdrawal options for all participants. I published an article last March titled TSP Changes & Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) discussing the pending changes and how RMDs will be handled under the new rules. Request a  Federal Retirement Report™  today to review your projected annuity payments, income verses expenses, FEGLI, […]

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Posted on Saturday, 10th August 2019 by Dennis Damp

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Many think why wait, I don’t know if I’ll live to 70! Others simply need their benefit at 62 just to make ends meet. For those who are healthy and have several decades of retirement to look forward to, and have sufficient income to see them through those early retirement years, it makes sense to […]

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Posted on Sunday, 28th July 2019 by Dennis Damp

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Those approaching retirement and retirees often move to more conservative investments to avoid losing what they worked a lifetime to accumulate.  Many federal retirees live on fixed income from their annuity, Social Security, and Thrift Savings Accounts.  We only have a finite time on this earth and the older we get the less time we […]

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