FERS Retirement Eligibility

FERS Retirement Eligibility

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes FERS Retirement Eligibility. (Updated 28 December 2018) When can I retire from the Federal Service (OPM) under FERS (Federal Employee Retirement System)? I get asked this question a lot. I mean who doesn’t want to know when they can retire with an annuity (the federal government name for a pension)? A lot of people also come […]



When The 62nd Birthday Blows Up In Your Face

When The 62nd Birthday Blows Up In Your Face

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes When The 62nd Birthday Blows Up In Your Face (Updated 27 December 2018) If “Catch 62” Is Not Familiar To You, better read on. By Brian Friel bfriel@govexec.com Some military veterans who went on to civilian careers in government are getting a nasty surprise when they turn 62. Their pensions are being cut. The Catch-62, […]

Retirement Money

Retirement Money — Got Enough?

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes Retirement Money. (Updated 26 November 2018) Has anyone ever got enough “retirement money” to feel secure? Probably not, since fear of not having enough income and savings to meet expenses is perhaps the most common fear of retirees and pre-retirees. Two Common Misconceptions First: The accepted pattern of life is, you are born, grow up, […]

Retired Income — Fixed Or Variable

Retired Income — Fixed Or Variable

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes (updated 17 November 2018) Retired Income — Fixed Or Variable If you are close to my age, or maybe even if you are not, you very likely think of the term “fixed income” when you think of retirement. Since I was a little boy I have always heard various comments regarding retired, usually ‘senior citizen’, […]

Over 50 and Jobless? Why Worry, You’re Now Empowered

Over 50 and Jobless? Why Worry, You’re Now Enabled

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes Over 50 and Jobless? Why Worry, You’re Now Empowered Updated 3 September 2018 For some time now I’ve been intending to write more about what many Americans call the “Problem” of being over 50 and jobless. Are You Sure Being Over 50 and Jobless is Really A Problem? The only real problem I see in this […]

10 Ways To Make Money In Retirement — Online Updated

Make Money In Retirement

Estimated Reading Time: 12 minutes 10 Ways To Make Money In Retirement — Online Updated Updated 30 August 2018.  Orignally posted on 2011-01-23 by RP • 4 comments I’m going through old articles about how to Make Money In Retirement here at the Retired Pay World blog, deleting some trivia and updating some of the more worthy ones to meet changing times.  I was […]

“THAT DOESN’T WORK!”

That Doesn't Work

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes “THAT DOESN’T WORK!” Updated 30 August 2018 Inspired by Chad Hamzeh in Marketing Principles, Motivation. This post is going to ruffle a few feathers, you could say. And when you read this, I want you to be honest with yourself about whether or not you fit the mold of the type of person I’m describing here.

I’m Not Anti LLC — But You Better Think It Through

I'm not anti LLC

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes I’m Not Anti LLC — But You Better Think About It (Updated 1 July 2018) For various reasons, I’ve developed quite a reputation as an “Anti-LLC” person. Truth is I am not hard over against the LLC form of business organization at all. But there are a number of things you really need to think […]

Why You’re Not Following Your Retirement Dream

What's your excuse for not following your Retirement Dream

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes What’s your excuse for not following your Retirement Dream? (Updated 25 July 2018) Excuses, everybody’s got a few, right? The one thing I have heard consistently from others in my 12 plus years of earning online, from home, is excuses. People are very clever, and almost totally dedicated to making up various excuses explaining why they […]