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August 9, 2022

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Federal Retirement Benefit Analysis & Review

Federal Retirement Benefit Analysis & Review

Successful Federal Retirement requires the gathering of as much information as possible about how your federal retirement benefits will work when you leave employment.
Law Enforcement Officer: Explanation of FERS Components for LEOs

Law Enforcement Officer: Explanation of FERS Components for LEOs

We have focused on LEOs, but let's take a brief moment to explain the 3 legs of the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). This post was prompted by an email question from a FERS employee.
Budgets Change Because Your Finances Change

Budgets Change Because Your Finances Change

Can the budget you prepared 2 years ago help you manage your money today? The answer is NO.
TSP Withdrawal

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Withdrawal Options

The rules for your Thrift Savings Plan are pretty straightforward while you are working, but they become increasingly more complex as you enter retirement and attempt to access the money that you have saved in your TSP.gov account.
TSP Loans

TSP Loans

Although different guidelines for FERS and CSRS, it is nonetheless a supplement to grow your retirement wealth and retirement income.
Thrift Savings Plan: Why The TSP?

Thrift Savings Plan: Why The TSP?

The TSP is a retirement savings vehicle designed to help federal and postal employees increase their resources when planning for retirement. But why not take your earnings from the federal government and take your chances in the open market? Maybe...
TSP: Is All ‘Your’ TSP Money Actually Yours

TSP: Is All ‘Your’ TSP Money Actually Yours

Within your TSP.gov Account the money you invest in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and the agency match is yours immediately and you are therefore vested. However...
Tax Season for the Federal and Postal Employee

Tax Season for the Federal and Postal Employee

If you are owed money from the IRS, think about giving yourself even more next year in the form of additional TSP savings.
FEHB Is Catching Up – Self Plus One

FEHB Is Catching Up – Self Plus One

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced that beginning in 2016 federal employees and retirees will have the option of self-plus one coverage through the FEHB.
Tax – Deferred Advantages

Tax – Deferred Advantages

What do tax-deferred instruments like the Thrift Savings Plan do for federal and postal employees?
federal employees

Financial Advisors and Federal Employees

Without missing a beat, I said most emphatically "It certainly does." It is more intense because financial advisors and planners need to know more about the Federal Retirement Systems than the federal workforce.
Financial Professional – The Right Choice for Federal Employees

Financial Professional – The Right Choice for Federal Employees

Many individuals do their own retirement planning; while others seek the advice and counsel of a professional to set them on a path to retiring well.
The Rule of 72

The Rule of 72

One of the key traits federal employees need to understand is how compound interest works and the importance of making your money grow faster.
Plan for Pre-Retirement Debt Reduction

Plan for Pre-Retirement Debt Reduction

There are a lot of things we want to take into retirement with us, but one thing we want to leave behind is HEAVY DEBT
Plan Building: How Do I Get Started?

Plan Building: How Do I Get Started?

~~HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH A PLAN? By now you are probably asking – How do I get started setting goals that are SMART and putting a plan into action?  You get started by first simply writing down what...
Building A Flexible Federal Employee Retirement Plan

Building A Flexible Federal Employee Retirement Plan

One of the most important components of the plan is flexibility. Life changes, people change, and as we know - the world and what makes it run - the economics of supply and demand - impacting the way we live...
An Economically Changing World

An Economically Changing World

The world is changing. We face more economic challenges today than the majority of the current workforce has ever witnessed.
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More On FEGLI

There is no denying, there is no easy way of getting around understanding your benefits and what they mean in retirement.

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