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Do I have enough money to retire?
Retirement is a unique stage of life, both exciting and slightly terrifying simultaneously. The goal is to finally relax and enjoy your golden years after all your hard work in federal service. The major variable that can make retirement so nerve racking, though, is the fear of not having enough money to maintain your standard of living. That...
Why Do You Need A Fed Focused Advisor?
No matter where you live, chances are you have at least one financial advisor in your area. As retirement nears, it is vital to start putting a plan together. That way, you can have a clearer picture of your financial health in retirement. An advisor who can help guide you through the decisions and the retirement process will make it easier for...
Should You Retire? Navigating a Solid Strategy in a Volatile Market
If the state of the economy has you questioning whether you should delay your Federal Retirement, it may be a good idea to look at the larger picture. It’s important to think and understand how the three main sources of income in retirement work. As a federal employee, your three main income sources are your FERS pension, TSP, and FERS...
Road Map To Retirement: Putting the Pieces Together
As you start to near the finish line of the Federal Retirement process, you will likely have many questions. How long does everything take to process? When will you see your first payment? Is there anything in particular that you need to be on the lookout for? It can be stressful to keep track of everything, but hopefully, this article can help...
Road Map to Retirement: What do I do with my TSP?
As a federal employee, you are probably aware that your Thrift Savings Plan offers many of the same advantages as a 401(k) plan often offered by private sector employers. There are many options to consider when managing your TSP—fund options, how much to contribute, and Traditional vs. Roth. Contribution limits usually go up a little bit each...
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