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Quiz: How Ready Are You To Retire?
August 20, 2015 More and more federal employees are taking a hard look at just how ready they are to retire. If you’re among this group (or even if you’re not -- yet), we’ve developed a tool that can help you figure out where you stand. The Retirement Readiness Assessment debuted last year.
The High Cost of Health Coverage
2015 Last week, we looked at some expenses to watch out for in retirement. This week, let’s explore one area in which you can be almost certain your costs will increase over time: health care. There are several reasons why this is the case: Many Americans are going to live a.
Let’s Get Real About Costs
August 6, 2015 There’s a common belief that retirees can live on a lot less money than active employees. The truth, unfortunately, is more complicated. The good news about retirement is that some of the deductions from your earned income go away. You won’t be saving for retirement, so you won’t have funds.
July 30, 2015 Some agencies provide their employees with top-notch retirement counseling. Such agencies typically respond to requests for retirement estimates in a timely fashion. They allow employees to request estimates for several different retirement dates and offer to update those estimates as the employee gets closer to retirement. And they provide a.