Retirement

For some, retirement just means a different kind of work

One path to financial security is to continue earning money after your federal career ends.

Feature: Retirement, and the search for meaning in it …

Retirement feels a lot better when you find meaningful things to do with it.

Choosing the best 2023 dates to retire

Tammy Flanagan joins our partner podcast to discuss her annual best dates to retire column.

Fed retirees to receive highest COLA in decades—but some will get less than others

CSRS enrollees will see an 8.7% increase in their defined benefit pension payments in 2023, while those in FERS will get only 7.7%.

Big COLA boost for retirees

High inflation at least means a boost in federal retirement benefits, though in fact the increase just barely keeps pace with retail prices.

Preparing to 'Win' Retirement

Retirement expert and author Joe Casey joins our partner podcast to discuss his book on how to have a fruitful transition into retirement.

Rules and requirements for federal retirement

Tammy Flanagan shows us that some dates to retire are a better choice than others, depending on the employee.

How confident are women in their retirement plans?

The Employee Benefit Research Institute's Craig Copeland joins our partner podcast to discuss his organization's recent study.

Retiring young can cost you

What a difference two years makes. Tammy Flanagan spells it all out for you.

COLAs: Insurance analyst touts 'chained CPI'—but unions, workers orgs remain opposed

There are many ways to calculate a consumer price index, which in turn guide COLAs and raises. The various routes continue to spark controversy.

Before & after retirement: To-do list

From Tammy Flanagan, some key tips on navigating the periods sandwiched around your retirement date.

Higher inflation at least means higher COLAs

That’s generally true for federal retirees, but here it’s a bit more complicated.

What you need to know about Social Security and federal retirement

The latest on this key element of the government’s retirement package. 

How to plan for your retirement

Guests from over the last year on the GovExec podcast discuss the TSP, planning and preparation for your life after work.

A retirement journey, part 3: Health insurance issues

The third, and last, in a series from retirement expert Tammy Flanagan on one employee’s retirement experience.

House passes first responder retirement fix

This news comes as part of a weekly roundup on the latest pay and benefits developments.