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Easier TSP Planning for Public Safety Officers

THIS MADE PLANNING HARD

For years, there was a tax advantage that applied to most Public Safety officer retirees; but it DID NOT APPLY TO certain FERS and CSRS Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, and Air...

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5 Tips To Make The Most of TSP in 2017

 

What is TSP?  It stands for Thrift Savings Plan.  It’s a retirement savings account a lot like a 401k.  As a Federal employee, you can have money deducted from your paycheck and...

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How To Pick Your Retirement Date Like A Pro

A few weeks back, I taught a FERS retirement class, and I heard myself mutter something I hadn’t thought of in years!  “If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me ‘what’s...

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Did The Changes to Social Security Change Your Retirement?

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 Changed Social Security

Social Security has special age rules for retirement—by starting your benefits at Full Retirement Age, you’ll receive what’s...

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Gratitude Is Rooted In Service

When I Feel Most Grateful

It dawned on me this morning that I feel most grateful when I am serving others. I’m not even sure what I was pondering when this realization became quite clear in my mind.

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[Big Changes] FEHB & Open Season

Big Changes To FEHB In 2016

The 2015 Open Season for Federal Employees Health Benefits will soon be underway!  From November 9th through December 14th, 2015, Federal employees and retirees can make...

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How I Got Here, Part II

MY STORY:   How I Got Here Teaching Federal Benefits, Part II

Hey everyone, Kelly here again from the FERB Blueprint with the second half of My Story…

It all started with an aspect of Social...

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How I Got Here, Part I

MY STORY: How I Got Here Teaching Federal Benefits, Part I

Hi there! I’m Kelly Monroe, founder of FERS Blueprint, the Blueprint for short.  Welcome to the Blueprint Blog...

To kick off our blog,...
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