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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

 

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 THE FERS SUPPLEMENT  A Tutorial on this Somewhat Complicated Benefit 

 

 

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

 

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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

 

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 TSP & YOUR RETIREMENT  Delaying Your Retirement Might Complicate your TSP 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 SOCIAL SECURITY  Weighing the Social Security Benefit Decision 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 RETIREMENT PLANNING  Column updated weekly. Click on the title to read the latest article.

 

 

 

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.

 

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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

 

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 HEALTH PLAN PUZZLE  A guide to evaluating your options this open season. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 INDEX  Annual index of links to previous columns on important topics in the federal retirement process

 

 

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