financial planner Stephen Zelcer
CSRS vs FERS - Full COLA, Diet COLA, or NO COLA

CSRS vs FERS – Full COLA, Diet COLA, or NO COLA (w/video)

CSRS vs FERS – Full COLA, Diet COLA, or NO COLA (w/Video) Read the video transcript: Welcome back to the channel. So, FERS employees, I want to compare you to the CSRS system. I know you’ve heard about the CSRS system. I know. I know. You’re green with envy because you’ve heard that they got

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How will my social security impact my CSRS offset pension?

How will my Social Security impact my CSRS Offset Pension? CSRS-offset has got to be one of the more obscure, challenging areas of federal retirement. CSRS-offset retirees have a retirement benefit which combines CSRS and Social Security. The CSRS portion, however, will be reduced by the amount of Social Security earned while employed in CSRS-offset.The

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Q&A: Tax Withholding on a FERS or CSRS Pension

Q&A: Tax Withholding on a FERS or CSRS Pension

Q&A: Tax Withholding on a FERS or CSRS Pension Question Hi Stephen, I’m filling in my retirement paperwork and have a quick question about tax withholding: Federal withholding W-4P:  Do you suggest I just have usual federal tax withheld under my “single” status? State withholding:  should I elect to NOT have state income tax withheld from

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