Friday, September 21, 2012

2013 Social Security COLA?

Budget office makes 2013 COLA prediction

"... projection of a 1.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment on Dec. 1 in military and civilian retired pay and Social Security. There had been discussion earlier this year that the annual COLA could ..."


Use the Postal Service to get some cash

U.S. Postal Service Gives Customers Chance to Get Cash For Their Old Electronic Devices

"... The Postal Service is working with MaxBack, an electronics recycling company, which specializes in reducing waste that ends up in landfills by either buying back or simply recycling unwanted electronics. Visit and follow four easy steps to find out how much your old cell phone is worth and to see if your items qualify for instant cash..."


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

When is the best time to retire from the USPS?

Best time to retire from USPS

"... To maximize your benefits when you retire, you need to do only two things..."


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Postal Buyout: 4,100 career postmasters, 2,952 mail handlers take offer

3,000 mail handlers accept buyouts

"... The Postal Service plans to pay the $20,000 in two equal installments — this December and in December 2013. More than 3,300 managers have until Nov. 19 to decide whether to accept an early retirement offer announced last month. The offer is open to a small fraction of some 55,000 employees covered by the agency’s Executive and Administrative Schedule (EAS). Those who sign up must agree to retire by year’s end. The offer is not accompanied by a buyout. ..."