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Pre-Retirement: Are We There Yet?

Pre-Retirement: Are We There Yet?

Determining Retirement Qualifications Monthly Annuity Pension Your FERS or CSRS monthly annuity is also referred to as your pension. It’s the first of three paychecks that make up your retirement income. Your pension is determined by your paycheck and years of service...
Calculating Your High-3 Salary

Calculating Your High-3 Salary

When determining your FERS pension, you will need to calculate your High-3 Salary is a very important part of your FERS pension calculation. Your High-3 Salary is the highest average of BASIC pay you earned during any 3 consecutive years of Federal service. Your...
How to Navigate Benefits in Your New Career

How to Navigate Benefits in Your New Career

From Hired to Retired: Your Federal Career Roadmap How to Navigate Benefits in Your New Career When you begin a new career, you have several decisions that need to be made regarding your benefit. Oftentimes, these decisions can have a huge impact on your future. In...
Babe Ruth, The Great Depression, and Annuities

Babe Ruth, The Great Depression, and Annuities

Content adapted from material by Soeren Svendsen Annuity Reserve. What do fixed index annuities have to do with the greatest major league baseball player of all time? The Babe took advantage of one of the greatest solutions to protecting retirement income –...
What’s a safe alternative to the TSP G Fund?

What’s a safe alternative to the TSP G Fund?

The G Fund is a popular TSP option since it’s a protected account, but there’s an alternative that offers good returns as well. A protected account is an investment account that can grow but cannot lose money. The G Fund (the G stands for Government...