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Posted on Friday, 12th August 2022 by Dennis Damp

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Please forward this to others needing retirement planning assistance. Those planning their retirement and annuitants require accessible resources for answers to their individual and unique questions. OPM does a good job managing our retirement system overall. However, there are limits to what they can provide. It’s often frustrating and difficult finding competent help and the […]

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Posted on Saturday, 6th August 2022 by Dennis Damp

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Please forward this article to others that may find it informative. This past winter our gas and electric bills doubled from the previous year. Both companies confirmed that my usage was about the same year to year. Inflation has taken its toll and we simply can’t escape the spiraling costs of everything these days. Why […]

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Posted on Friday, 22nd July 2022 by Dennis Damp

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No matter where we look today, costs are rising as fast as the early 1980s. I remember those days well; mortgage rates were double digit and inflation followed suit. We are fast approaching those lofty levels, a record we don’t want to breach. 2023 COLA PROJECTIONS According to Wilbert J Morell III, a retired Navy […]

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Posted on Saturday, 16th July 2022 by Dennis Damp

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The 2022 FEHB Open Season will run from November 14, 2022 through December 12, 2022. Open Season starts every year on the Monday of the second full work week in November and ends on the Monday of the second full work week in December. OPM sent a FEHB Program Carrier Letter to all FEHB providers […]

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Posted on Friday, 1st July 2022 by Dennis Damp

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Retirement account access is critical for those who need to change fund allocations, withdraw funds, add or change beneficiaries, or process other actions such as requesting an RMD. Many Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) account holders encountered major problems when trying to login to the new site. Some spent days working to regain access and were […]

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Posted on Friday, 17th June 2022 by Dennis Damp

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I described the advantages of Treasury bills in “Ditch your Bank’s Low Savings Rates” last March. They provide higher yields for savers; if you ladder your investments a portion of your savings will be available at set intervals throughout the year. I’ve gone through several reinvestment cycles since starting treasury bill ladders earlier this year. […]

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Posted on Friday, 3rd June 2022 by Dennis Damp

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The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) has updated their site and requires all account holders to establish a new login to regain access to their account. I was able to sign into my new TSP account on Thursday June 2nd without incident. Their updated site is now up and running. However, you may have problems accessing […]

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Posted on Friday, 27th May 2022 by Dennis Damp

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Retirees use OPM Services Online to start, change or stop federal or state income tax withholdings; download 1099-R forms, change your mailing address, start or change direct deposits and view annuity payments. This system is available to those under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), FERS Special, or the Organization […]

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