Retirement Benefits Specialist
Weekly Retirement Planning Column on Government Executive
Tammy Flanagan is the senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning Inc., which conducts federal retirement planning workshops and seminars. Since 1985, Tammy has been helping federal employees take charge of their retirement by understanding their benefits. As part of her efforts she has been a regular contributor to Government Executive where she has been writing a weekly Retirement Planning Newsletter since 2006. On this page, you will be able to get information on her most recent newsletter submissions. You can access the full catalog of past submissions of her Retirement Planning column HERE. If you like what you read, then be sure to subscribe to this and other Government Executive email newsletters.
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Retirement Planning Column
The Federal Employees Retirement System annuity supplement bridges the time between the onset of retirement and the age you qualify for Social Security retirement. Since the FERS supplement can get complicated, let’s look at some key questions and answers about it.
May 16th, 2019
The best time to start collecting your Social Security retirement benefits is when it’s best for you. There is no single age that’s optimal for everybody. There are reasons why it makes sense to start early and others why it might be a good idea to delay.
March 14th, 2019
Ready to retire? Let's look at the specific issue of how TSP distributions can affect your decision about the date on which to retire.
March 28th, 2019
Here you'll find a comprehensive retirement planning resource guide. If there is a topic you think you need to explore, these columns may provide you with a starting point to learn more about the steps you can take to making the key decisions that will help you enjoy a financially secure and mentally rewarding life after retirement.
There have been some changes to the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program this year. Let's explore comparing how your plan stacks up against others options and where to look if you need additional choices.
October 31st, 2019