Federal Employee Retirement: Best Day to Retire in 2018 Is Approaching

Earlier this year, we covered the best days for FERS retirement. Because FERS benefits kick in on the first day of the next month, the best days to retire each year are the last days of the month. That’s because those who decide to wait until the second or third day of the month for […]

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CSRS Retirement: When is the Best Day to Retire?

If you are a federal employee who has contributed to the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) throughout your tenure, then you may be ready to leave public service and begin your CSRS retirement. Before you can do that, it is important to strategically plan your retirement date to maximize your benefits and start receiving your […]

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Find The Best Day of the Month for FERS Retirement

If your tenure in the federal government comes to an end and you’re thinking about FERS retirement, you’re likely looking ahead to the start of your retirement. Whether you plan to explore various hobbies or want to travel the world, the best is yet to come in the next years of your life. While you […]

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Checking The OPM Backlog: Make Sure You Retire on Time This Winter

We try to report on the OPM backlog on a regular basis to provide insight into the state of retirement processing and to give employees an idea for what they can expect when they apply for retirement. The Office of Personnel Management has a significant backlog in the number of retirement applications it needs to […]

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Use An Annuity Calculator to See How the High-5 Plan Affects You

The MyFEDBenefits team has kept a close eye on the government’s proposed retirement policies over the past 2 years. Though the changes aren’t done yet, it looks like retirement benefits may be a sticking point in the 2019 proposed budget. It’s time that we can start to use an annuity calculator to see how some of […]

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Are Your FERS, TSP, and Social Security Accounts Indexed for Inflation?

There are multiple factors to consider when saving for your federal retirement. You want to enjoy your life now, but you also need to make sure you have enough saved once you leave public service. Once you’re finally ready to retire, you have to consider what to withdraw, when to pull your funds, and how […]

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What FERS Employees Need to Know About Crediting Unused Sick Leave

Every employee treats their sick leave differently. Some employees battle through colds and stomach issues, determined not to miss a day. Other employees use every sick day possible, wanting to take advantage of the time off — even if they just have a light sniffle. FERS employees may want to consider additional information before deciding […]

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Meet MyFEDBenefits At The UPMA Convention In Reno

MyFEDBenefits Wants You To Win Big At The UPMA Convention In Reno! The United Postmasters and Managers of America (UPMA) is holding their second annual convention in Reno, Nevada, and our team of benefits specialists is excited to attend for the second year in a row. Last year, we chatted with many postmaster union leaders […]

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TSP Withdrawal Changes Go Into Effect September 2019

Following the approval of the 2017 TSP Modernization Act, the federal government is taking steps to ease the TSP withdrawal process and help retired and retiring employees access their funds. By giving employees more control over their retirement accounts, the government hopes to increase participation in the TSP program, grow recruitment efforts to government positions, […]

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How The TSP Modernization Act Impacts Your Retirement Options

In November 2017, President Trump signed the TSP Modernization Act into law. This TSP bill is meant to increase participation in the government’s 401(k)-style retirement plan and make it easier for current and retired employees to access their funds. Despite the ease of use of the new Thrift Savings Plans, many federal employees are left […]

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