Ken Van der Does

Ken is Director and co-founder of Federal Benefit Advisory. After serving in the United States Air Force, he launched a private business where he learned inside management skills and employee relations. His love for business continued as he entered the financial services industry and formed a partnership with a large marketing company. In 1993 he expanded his vision of providing financial services when he moved his family to the Pacific Northwest and founded National Benefit Advisory, Inc. That eventually led to the formation of Federal Benefit Advisory, a firm focused on helping Federal employees with their retirement.

How to Improve Cash Flow During Federal Retirement with an Annuity

Retirement is an exciting time, especially when you have all of the proper details squared away. However, it can also be frightening and full of uncertainty when you don’t know how to manage cash flow during federal retirement.  During the months and years spent planning leading up to your retirement, you may find yourself with …

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Will the FERS Supplement Survive? (What You Need to Know)

If you’re a federal employee working in the United States, you’ve likely heard about the FERS supplement. This special supplement, also erroneously referred to as the ‘Social Security Supplement’ or ‘Bridge’, is designed to give those who have earned a full FERS retirement an extra source of income.  In recent years, however, Congress has talked …

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What is a TSP (Thrift Savings Plan)? And What Does It Do? (Your How-To Guide)

In 1986, the Federal Employees’ Retirement Security Act established a new qualified retirement plan known as the TSP or Thrift Savings Plan. Similar to a 401k, this plan is offered to federal employees and members of the armed forces.  Today, many federal employees find themselves with questions about their TSP. These questions include the benefits …

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