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Posted on Friday, 2nd February 2024 by Dennis Damp

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A Federal Employee’s Dilemma Is the grass greener on the other side? Humm, maybe, depending on the circumstances, yes and no!  If you’re referring to Ireland, yes, their grass is literally greener than most. When it comes to a career change proceed with caution, especially when considering federal employment’s exceptional pay and benefits. In my […]

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Posted on Friday, 22nd September 2023 by Dennis Damp

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Good news for those planning their retirement and annuitants. OPM’s retirement center has improved considerably over the past few years. When I retired 18 years ago, their online support was a shadow of what it is today, this is why I developed and published the Federal Employee’s Retirement Planning website in 2004. When I was […]

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Posted on Friday, 16th December 2022 by Dennis Damp

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Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Clause. This time of year, the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) sends out participant’s Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs), and in early January our annuity statements will arrive reflecting an 8.7% for CSRS and 7.7% FERS COLA increase. RMDs The first year you are 72 or older and separated from service […]

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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 Friday, 15th November 2019 by Dennis Damp

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Updated 1-28-2024 Retirement is more of a destination unlike a planned vacation where you return to work a few days after the trip is over.  Whether you are going on vacation or planning your retirement you have to research and prepare to make the event truly remarkable. Carole, one of our newsletter subscribers, asked if […]

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Posted on Friday, 1st August 2014 by Herbert Casey

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I’m sure all of you remember Aesop’s fable of the Ant and the Grasshopper.  Briefly, it’s about the ant that toiled through the summer to store food for the winter.  The grasshopper hopped about and sung to its heart’s content.  He had plenty to eat and didn’t see a need to work hard to store […]

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Posted on Wednesday, 27th November 2013 by Dennis Damp

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OPM recently added a new feature to their Retiree Service Online site at https://www.servicesonline.opm.gov/. You can now download and print out a current copy of your FEGLI Verification of Life Insurance (VOLI) Coverage.  You can also print out duplicate 1099s for 2013 on this site when they are released.  Previously you had to request a […]

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