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What TSP Amount Is Needed To Retire?

In this video, I discuss how FERS federal employees can quickly estimate how much they’ll need in their TSP to retire. If you’re interested in learning more about the 4 percent rule, read this article. Additionally, if you’re planning for retirement, this is a must-read article on what to do with your TSP.

Benefits For New Federal Employees: 4 Tips

Joining the federal workforce is an exciting milestone for many individuals seeking meaningful and rewarding careers. Whether you’re a recent graduate, a career changer, or an experienced professional, working for the federal government offers an array of benefits. While most new Feds get guidance on enrolling in FEHB and will automatically contribute to the FERS…

Should Federal Employees Enroll In Medicare?

As a financial planner for federal employees, you can imagine that I get to help answer many retirement questions. But one of the most frequent questions I get from Feds approaching retirement is whether to enroll in Medicare. This makes sense; since Medicare offers various coverage options, making the question of whether there is any…

When Should Federal Employees Claim Social Security

Social Security benefits are a crucial component of retirement planning for federal employees. However, deciding when to claim these benefits is not always straightforward since there are several factors to consider, such as your financial situation, health status, and retirement goals. While some Feds may choose to claim Social Security benefits as early as age…

What Should Federal Employees Do With Their TSP At Retirement?

As federal employees prepare to retire, they face a critical decision; what should they do with their TSP? This challenge can typically be addressed by answering the following questions: should you transfer your TSP to an IRA? And how should you invest your TSP in retirement? While these questions are by no means easy to…


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