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16
Nov

Unions Sue VA Over Official Time Restrictions

Unions Sue VA Over Official Time Restrictions Federal employee unions have filed a lawsuit against the VA over restrictions the agency placed on the use of official time. Read the full blog post by clicking below: Unions Sue VA Over Official Time Restrictions The post Unions Sue VA Over Official Time Restrictions appeared first on My Federal Benefits. Source: Federal

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16
Nov

Is There Such a Thing as “Too Diversified?”

Is There Such a Thing as “Too Diversified?” A client brought up the concept of being too diversified recently, and it gave me pause. My initial reaction was that there is no such thing . Diversification is a good thing. It allows you to minimize  risks inherent in individual investments (company gets sued, senior executive leaves, “next big thing” flops,

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15
Nov

Postal Service Now Going on 12 Years of Losses

Postal Service Now Going on 12 Years of Losses The Postal Service has suffered 12 straight years of net losses with the announcement of its FY 2018 financial results. Read the full blog post by clicking below: Postal Service Now Going on 12 Years of Losses The post Postal Service Now Going on 12 Years of Losses appeared first on

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14
Nov

Find The Best Day of the Month for FERS Retirement

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

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13
Nov

Free Guide to Long-Term Care and Tweetable Facts

Free Guide to Long-Term Care and Tweetable Facts It’s Long-Term Care Insurance Awareness Month—and for good reason. Many people don’t know exactly what this type of insurance is or what kind of benefits it provides. But don’t worry if you fall into the “I don’t know” category, because as part of our mission as a nonprofit is to educate consumers

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12
Nov

The 2018 Open Season is Underway

The 2018 Open Season is Underway The 2018 open season is officially underway. Here is some important information to help you prepare for making your benefits selections. Read the full blog post by clicking below: The 2018 Open Season is Underway The post The 2018 Open Season is Underway appeared first on My Federal Benefits. Source: Federal Benefits Help The

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9
Nov

Too Good To Be True?

Too Good To Be True? Ever heard the old saying, “that’s too good to be true?” I hear this from potential clients all the time; particularly when it comes to fixed-indexed annuities. Since 1984, I’ve sold every financial product you can imagine, and here’s what I’ve discovered: there is no perfect financial product and there is no terrible financial product.

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8
Nov

OPM’s Retirement Backlog Spikes 12% in October

OPM’s Retirement Backlog Spikes 12% in October Thanks to receiving over 9,000 new applications, OPM’s retirement backlog grew considerably in October. Read the full blog post by clicking below: OPM’s Retirement Backlog Spikes 12% in October The post OPM’s Retirement Backlog Spikes 12% in October appeared first on My Federal Benefits. Source: Federal Benefits Help OPM’s Retirement Backlog Spikes 12%

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7
Nov

Mid-Term Elections and Federal Employee Pay and Benefits

Mid-Term Elections and Federal Employee Pay and Benefits The change in Congressional control of the House will result in a new emphasis on federal employee issues. Here is an overview. Read the full blog post by clicking below: Mid-Term Elections and Federal Employee Pay and Benefits The post Mid-Term Elections and Federal Employee Pay and Benefits appeared first on My

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6
Nov

Medicare Income Planning in Retirement

Medicare Income Planning in Retirement Without smart planning, distributions from other sources of retirement income can drive up your Medicare costs. Read the full blog post by clicking below: Medicare Income Planning in Retirement The post Medicare Income Planning in Retirement appeared first on My Federal Benefits. Source: Federal Benefits Help Medicare Income Planning in Retirement