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Balancing Work and Well-being: Leveraging Annual Leave and Sick Leave for a Healthy Work-Life Integration

Do you feel stressed and overwhelmed by your work demands and responsibilities? Do you find it hard to balance your work and personal life, and to take care of your physical and mental health? Do you often neglect or postpone your annual leave and sick leave, and feel guilty or anxious about using them?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are not alone. Many federal/postal employees face the same challenges and dilemmas as they try […]

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What Happens to Your Federal Benefits When You Die?

Death is a difficult and sensitive topic that many people avoid talking about. However, as a federal or postal employee or retiree, you need to be aware of what happens to your federal benefits when you die. You also need to plan ahead and make sure that your loved ones are taken care of and receive the benefits they are entitled to.
In this blog, we will explain the survivor and death benefits that are available to your spouse, children, […]

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How to Retire with Confidence and Peace of Mind

Retirement is a major life event that requires careful planning and preparation. It is also a time of uncertainty and anxiety for many federal and postal employees. You may have questions like:

How much money do I need to retire comfortably and securely?
How do I make the most of my retirement benefits and savings?
How do I avoid common retirement pitfalls and mistakes?
How do I cope with the emotional and psychological aspects of retirement?

If you are looking for answers to these […]

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How to Use Your FEGLI Basic Insurance as a Living Benefit

If you are a federal employee or retiree who is enrolled in the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) program, you may be familiar with the benefits that your life insurance provides to your beneficiaries or survivors when you die. But did you know that you can also use your FEGLI Basic insurance as a living benefit if you are terminally ill?
A living benefit is a lump sum payment that you can receive from your FEGLI Basic insurance while […]

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How to Choose the Right TSP Beneficiary for Your Retirement Plan

As a federal employee, you have access to one of the best retirement savings plans in the country: the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). The TSP allows you to save and invest your money in a tax-advantaged way, and to enjoy a steady and secure income in retirement. But have you thought about what will happen to your TSP account when you die? Have you decided who will inherit your TSP balance and how they will receive it? Have you […]

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Your First Year of Federal Retirement: What You Need to Know and Do

You have worked hard for many years as a federal employee, and now you are ready to retire. Congratulations! You have earned the right to enjoy your golden years with the generous and comprehensive retirement benefits that you have accumulated, such as a pension, social security, and a thrift savings plan (TSP). You also have health insurance, life insurance, and other benefits that can protect you and your family from unexpected expenses and risks.
But retiring from federal service is […]

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Are You Ready for Federal Retirement? 5 Essential Questions to Ask Yourself

Are you a federal employee who is thinking about retiring soon? Do you have a clear vision of what your retirement will look like? Do you have a solid plan for how to achieve your retirement goals? Do you have the confidence and the skills to manage your retirement finances and lifestyle?
If you answered no to any of these questions, then you may not be ready for federal retirement. Retirement is a major life change that requires careful preparation […]

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Step-by-Step Checklist for Federal Retirement Preparation

Are you a federal employee who is planning to retire in the next year? Do you want to make sure that you have everything in order and ready for your big day? Do you want to avoid any mistakes or delays that could affect your retirement benefits and income?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this blog post is for you. In this post, we will share with you a checklist of essential steps that you […]

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How to Plan Your Finances as a New Federal Retiree: A Step-by-Step Guide

Congratulations on your federal retirement! You have worked hard to serve the government and the public, and now you deserve to enjoy the fruits of your labor. You have access to some of the most generous and comprehensive retirement benefits in the country, such as a pension, social security, and a thrift savings plan (TSP). You also have health insurance, life insurance, and other benefits that can protect you and your family from unexpected expenses and risks.
But how do […]

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What Happens to Your Federal Benefits After You’re Gone

As a federal employee, you have access to some of the most generous and comprehensive retirement benefits in the country. You have a pension, social security, and a thrift savings plan (TSP) that can provide you with a steady and secure income for the rest of your life. You also have health insurance, life insurance, and other benefits that can protect you and your family from unexpected expenses and risks.
But have you thought about what will happen to your […]

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