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    Hold On!

    Hang in there, you are going to enjoy being Forecaster Emeritus when you retire. I did 25 years with NWS. I'd'a kept going but I was physically drained, it became a matter of the public safety....
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    Re: FERS retirement at 62?

    60 or 62? You'll have to answer this question five years prior, in order to do what you gotta do in either case. I went at 60.

    I estimated a 20+% increase in my pension if I stayed to 62 but that...
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    Re: 1099's From OPM?

    Thanks, guys, I'll be patient. And checking, I see now I did not get mine last year until after the 9th, the day I heard back from them with a form letter. Have a prosperous 2016!

    Dave
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    1099's From OPM?

    Will I get a 1099R from OPM or do I have go to their site to view it?
  5. Re: Retired guy needs some advice with rollover to ira.

    I rolled mine into a pre-existing traditional IRA, takes 30 days for OPM to notify TSP. You'll pay a fee but you'll get service. They'll give you a questionnaire to determine your risk level and go...
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    Re: Medicare and FEHB

    Norm, you make a good point. For a long time you have been a heavy user of our health benefits. Were I able to say the same, I would certainly buy Part B. With BCBS Basic we pay hefty co-pays but get...
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    Re: Medicare and FEHB

    Posted In 'That Other Thread' Reposted Here

    It's an old thread but I turn 65 in 6 months, therefore I am being bombarded with offers for health insurance! The whole world seems to know I am soon...
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    Re: Medicare and Social Security

    It's an old thread but I turn 65 in 6 months, therefore I am being bombarded with offers for health insurance! The whole world seems to know I am soon to be eligible for Medicare and would I care for...
  9. Re: Stoplight's Retirement Story (FERS, Gap in Service, Military Buy-Back)

    PARTIAL rollover, I never considered that; I sent it all to the pros. It might've been fun to retain some in the TSP to play with.

    SS is nice isn't it. Mine equals OPM-FERS, they add up to...
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    Re: nasa1974's retirement story

    Hey NASA, let the good times roll. No matter what you get from SSA numbers-wise, it will take ten years at FULL retirement before you show any 'profit' from not taking it at 62. That is, ten years...
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    Re: ss supplement question

    Clog, congratulations, you made it! Don't worry about OPM, their wheels grind slowly but they will come through for you. Surely you expected delays and saved up a war chest? So what are your plans?
  12. Thread: Finally!

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    Re: Finally!

    Dynamite! But there goes your back-pay, I got a nice check for $7k when they finally caught it up after 9 months. How are you doing on your sleep schedule? Got the rotation out of your system?
  13. Thread: Finally!

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    Re: Finally!

    That reminds me, it was open season in December when I retired and I changed from BC Standard to Basic. That created a slight snag. I forget the details but it went through okay.

    I had 2000 hours...
  14. Thread: Finally!

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    Re: Finally!

    Congratulations! Give 'em time at OPM, it has only been a couple weeks. By now you have received your last paycheck and on the next regular payday you will get your accumulated annual leave payout,...
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    Re: Inflation Calculator

    Well, that's another thing. If you happened to be a serviceman stationed in the Panama Canal Zone in 1971 you could get one of those for $20. :)
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    Re: Inflation Calculator

    I have used a ledger to keep track of expenses down the years. Here are some from 1978 -- 5 gal gas $3.30; motel $19.24; dinner for two, movie, drinks $32.00. By my estimate prices are doubling every...
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    Re: My retirement story

    Hey 2-More, how is it going? My SS came through in December. My birthday is October 31 so my first month of eligibility was November which they paid in December. The difference is, SS pays four times...
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    Re: Birchtree's Account Talk

    I got a couple hundred in preferred stocks in my TIRA, the list is a mile long. They did very nicely in 2012. The main criterion for their selection was that the dividend had risen for each of the...
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    Re: Question On Life Ins , FERS Retirement

    I chose the option that costs the least and declines to free at age 65. At this stage in life you don't need a lot of insurance. You have no young children for instance. I took the 50% survivor's...
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    Re: FERS Social Security supplement?

    I just received my final Special Supplement payment on Nov 1st. Now in December I go to Social Security which will net me about $500 more per month. Trouble is, OPM pays everybody on the first of the...
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    Re: Pay Off The Mortgage ?

    Stoplight I have asked myself 100 times, should I pay off the note? Best I can see, for me it is a wash. It would halve my balance but eliminate two-thirds of the draw on the account, so it sounds...
  22. Re: Stoplight's Retirement Story (FERS, Gap in Service, Military Buy-Back)

    Interesting conundrum, 57 is okay with TSP but not IRA. Lucky you to have this problem! So retain enough in the TSP account to provide a fixed monthly income for three years, shift the rest to the...
  23. Re: Stoplight's Retirement Story (FERS, Gap in Service, Military Buy-Back)

    Congrats Stoplight! I went 12/31/10 FERS and have never looked back, rocking retirement.
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    Re: nasa1974's retirement story

    Congrats NASA, 0450 is long gone Daddy! In my case it was 2300 for the night shift, ask me if I miss it. Ease into it, no rush, and try to keep that $@!^ - eating - grin under control.
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    Re: My retirement story

    FERS, oh yes. My final factor was 0.265 which is netting me out just over $2k per month with supplement. That is not enough to live on is it. That is why all who have yet to retire must really see to...
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