Henry Brown

Would offer that the only time to take a buyout is when you are ready to retire. 15 or 16 thousand dollars (AFTER Taxes) is not going to make much difference in your financial situation.

Because I had decided to retire this year both for financial reasons (my retirement check was going to be very close to my civil service pay) and the job was no longer “fun” and genetically I knew that at maximum I would likely have 15 years maximum to have fun doing something else. I kept hoping that OPM would in fact offer a buyout (would certainly buy a nice world class vacation) but I was going to retire regardless