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Retirement, Then What?

“George, I failed Retirement, 6 months of bliss, then I got bored, sleeping in every morning, then staying up late at night. I no longer wanted to go out and see friends, my wife is about to kill me”  sounds like a joke, but then who’s laughing. Is retirement an endless vacation? Should be, it

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Federal Benefit Advisory

“I HATE MY FEDERAL JOB!”

In my 30 years working with federal employees, I have heard it all. At times, I feel I am thought of as Father Confessor. It makes me feel good when someone says they love their job, but my heart grieves for those that hate their job and are desperate to retire. Retirement is the only

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Federal Benefit Advisory

How to build a bigger and better federal retirement?

Who doesn’t want a bigger retirement? Surprisingly, many federal employees work in positions with dead ends in terms of raises, promotion or other incomes that can have a positive effect on the retirement income. First, let’s look at influences of the retirement annuity (pension) The basic qualifications for a regular federal employee, full and immediate

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Federal Benefit Advisory

“HELP!  I cannot access my TSP!”

Under what conditions can a TSP be frozen? Not many, but let’s look at Alexander’s, who called me this week with a huge “HELP!  I cannot access my TSP!”  Alex’ story:   Alexander (Alex) is 63 years old, is married, with three grown kids, and plans to continue working with USDA for another 3 or 4

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Federal Benefit Advisory

MANAGING YOUR TSP

The Importance of Self-Management by Rebalancing If you’re going to use the individual TSP funds to build your portfolio, you’ll want to rebalance periodically. Rebalancing is the process of bringing your portfolio back into line with the overall allocation you want to maintain based on the level of return and risk you’re targeting. The longer

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Health Insurance Options

Medicare vs Tri-Care & FEHB

Reprisal of November 19, 2021 When federal employee or military personnel retire, the first question asked is “What health care provider will I need? These people have choices, which may not be totally clear to everyone, so let’s explore the options: Tri care is a national plan for military and military retired, however, FEHB is

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Federal Benefit Advisory

Retirement, Then What?

“George, I failed Retirement, 6 months of bliss, then I got bored, sleeping in every morning, then staying up late at night. I no longer wanted to go out and see friends, my wife is about to kill me”  sounds like a joke, but then who’s laughing. Is retirement an endless vacation? Should be, it

Read More »
Federal Benefit Advisory

“I HATE MY FEDERAL JOB!”

In my 30 years working with federal employees, I have heard it all. At times, I feel I am thought of as Father Confessor. It makes me feel good when someone says they love their job, but my heart grieves for those that hate their job and are desperate to retire. Retirement is the only

Read More »
Federal Benefit Advisory

How to build a bigger and better federal retirement?

Who doesn’t want a bigger retirement? Surprisingly, many federal employees work in positions with dead ends in terms of raises, promotion or other incomes that can have a positive effect on the retirement income. First, let’s look at influences of the retirement annuity (pension) The basic qualifications for a regular federal employee, full and immediate

Read More »
Federal Benefit Advisory

“HELP!  I cannot access my TSP!”

Under what conditions can a TSP be frozen? Not many, but let’s look at Alexander’s, who called me this week with a huge “HELP!  I cannot access my TSP!”  Alex’ story:   Alexander (Alex) is 63 years old, is married, with three grown kids, and plans to continue working with USDA for another 3 or 4

Read More »
Federal Benefit Advisory

MANAGING YOUR TSP

The Importance of Self-Management by Rebalancing If you’re going to use the individual TSP funds to build your portfolio, you’ll want to rebalance periodically. Rebalancing is the process of bringing your portfolio back into line with the overall allocation you want to maintain based on the level of return and risk you’re targeting. The longer

Read More »
Health Insurance Options

Medicare vs Tri-Care & FEHB

Reprisal of November 19, 2021 When federal employee or military personnel retire, the first question asked is “What health care provider will I need? These people have choices, which may not be totally clear to everyone, so let’s explore the options: Tri care is a national plan for military and military retired, however, FEHB is

Read More »
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