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I have lurked on the boards here for a while and find much wisdom dispensed. Hubby and I are federal employees, one csrs and one fers retirement system.Will be eligible to retire in about 2 years.No Questions at present; just wanted to say hello.
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Welcome, Osprey. Always happy to see fellow New Englanders.
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Have you and DH attended the federal retirement seminar yet? It is well worth it!


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Welcome, Osprey. I'm also FERS and retiring in a year. We have a good retirement system but it is more difficult to minimize our taxes.
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Have you and DH attended the federal retirement seminar yet? It is well worth it!

Many years ago I attended one of the federal retirement seminars taught by a subject matter expert and it was excellent. More recently I attended one and it was not as good. Sad that FERS employees need training even more than those under the old system but the training has not been enhanced and young employees are not encouraged to attend, at least where I work.
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Welcome, Osprey. I'm also FERS and retiring in a year. We have a good retirement system but it is more difficult to minimize our taxes.
I agree that figuring out how to draw down in a tax efficient manner will be challenging, but I am very grateful to have a pension.
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Welcome to the forum. The closer you get to that 2 years away end point the harder it will be to put up with the BS. Nice you both have those federal retirement plans.
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