George Shipe

George is Co-Founder of Federal Benefit Advisory and has developed a large clientele, applying a unique design for each individual retirement income plan. He works with federal employees about to retire, as well as those already retired with perspective on the changing needs of the client in retirement. George can be heard occasionally as expert guest on ‘Business Talk Radio’, ‘Right At Home Radio’ and ‘Aging Options’ a legal advice radio program, for the retired. He is a U.S. Army and Army National Guard veteran and member of the 3rd Infantry Regiment (Old Guard) Association.

Calculating Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

The Top 5 Considerations For Proactive TSP Management

For federal employees, the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is an invaluable piece of the retirement puzzle. After all, the “agency matching” that your employer provides essentially means you’re getting free money on top of what you are already contributing on your own.  On the surface, managing your TSP so that you’re maximizing your benefits seems …

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Military Buyback for Veterans of Armed Services

What is the Military Buyback Program? (Everything Explained Here)

If you’re preparing for your federal retirement, you’re likely looking into all of the options available to you regarding benefits and increasing your annuity to get the maximum payout possible.  One program that many FERS employees overlook, however, is the Military Buyback Program.  The Military Buyback Program was created to serve as a method for …

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VERA early retirement planning

4 Common VERA Retirement Myths You’ve Definitely Heard (and Maybe Even Believe)

Retiring early from any job is a dream come true, and even more so when you can collect a pension while doing it. VERA (Voluntary Early Retirement Authority) was designed to allow early retirement for those who need or want it.  VERA retirement is a form of retirement that allows one to retire earlier than …

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Federal Disability Retirement Couple

How to Start Federal Disability Retirement (What You Need to Know)

It’s common for workers of all trades to be frightened at the prospect of disability. After all, federal disability payments are usually much lower than your ordinary income, and if you can’t work, what are you supposed to do?  Luckily, the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) has provisions to protect federal workers from this sort …

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Older couple talking on phone about federal retirement

Top 5 Facts About Federal Retirement – How to Get Started

Federal retirement can seem like a daunting, complicated subject at first glance—and we won’t tell you it isn’t.  There are many rules, regulations, and processes that you will encounter over the course of your retirement, and not knowing about them puts you behind the curve.  Federal Benefit Advisory, however, is here to help. We are …

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