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The S.M.A.R.T. Retirement Date

 

Ignore those click-bait articles about “the best day to retire this year.”  It’s a myth!  Instead, select a S.M.A.R.T. retirement date, aka one picked after considering the...

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Survivor Benefits: It’s About More Than Just Money

 

If you’re married and thinking about whether or not to leave your loved one a FERS survivor benefit, know this: it’s about more than just money.

Nobody knows what the future holds and that...

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How TSP Pays You in Retirement

While you’re working, the path is pretty clear.  Working = save and invest.  Money goes automatically from each paycheck into the investments you’ve selected.

You’ve gotten so...

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"I'm xx years old, Can I Retire YET?"

 

WHEN | Are we there yet?

Exiting from the Career Highway into retirement is an exciting adventure, but you must be careful to follow all the rules for an immediate retirement under FERS.

There are...

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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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