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Does your retirement trainer pass the test? 5 questions to ask

How to spot the warning signs of an insurance salesperson, instead of a trainer

Retirement classes are few and far between for most employees, so they jump at the opportunity to sign up.

Most people assume a...

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The TSP Modernization Act: Expectations vs Reality

Ideally the modernization of any process would add flexibility and increase simplicity—and that was the expectation with the 2019 TSP Modernization Act. But is that what actually happened?

The Big...

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5 Social Security Questions You Should Be Able to Answer

 

There’s been a serious tug-o-war going on between two groups.  On one side, there are the people who believe that you should take Social Security as soon as possible.  And on the other...

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The 3 Big Myths About Retirement That Could Wreck Your Plans

Sarah has been looking forward to this day for over 2 months!  It’s Thursday afternoon and she’s on the phone with HR going through her FERS Retirement Application. But she gets stuck on how...

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How To Keep Your FEHB (Health Insurance) When You Retire + FAQs

Your FEHB coverage (Federal Employees Health Benefits) is an important benefit while you’re working, and if you meet the eligibility rules, you and your spouse can keep the benefit for the rest of your...

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What's The Impact of the [PROPOSED] FERS Benefit Cuts?

Many FERS employees are feeling very uneasy with the proposed cuts to the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). It’s a lot to try to take in. People are worried about what will happen to their...

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5 Things a Widow or Widower Would Tell You About FERS Survivor Benefits + A Common Question

Let’s imagine the unthinkable:  you die, leaving your spouse behind in retirement. What’s left after you’re gone?  That depends upon which FERS survivor benefit you and your...

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What's Better? TSP or Roth TSP?

Which One Should You Be Saving In Today?

When TSP added the Roth option, you gained a tax planning option—but you’re also faced with making another decision!  Many people find this a...

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A Veterans Day Salute

 

Happy Veterans Day!

Hi folks, Michael Monroe here, wishing you and yours a happy Veterans Day celebration.

As a veteran of our Navy’s submarine service, I have an affinity and respect for the women and...

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Retirement Success Habit: Getting Your TSP Ready for 2018

“I’ve got too much saved up in TSP”—said no one ever

Many people are concerned about TSP. The problem is obvious. If you don’t have enough saved in TSP, your retirement could be...

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