Today, Tammy and Micah continue to address questions they’ve been receiving regarding your TSP and market volatility. In this second part of the series, they...Read More
When we talk about your FERS Retirement, we’re really talking about several different benefits. FERS (Federal Employees Retirement System) has three main components: Basic FERS Retirement Pension Social Security Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Your FERS pension and Social Security will...Read More
“Hello, I am a vested former federal employee with the Naval Shipyard. I left federal employment in 2007 with 7+ years of service and am
How are things going to unfold when it comes to your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) account? Tammy and Micah have been getting a flood of
“I am a widow of a retired service member and receive military survivor annuity and VA pension based on my husband’s service connected death. I
The Federal Retirement system is one of the most complex benefits programs around. There are so many exceptions, special provisions, and exclusions that it can be difficult to keep track of your benefits.
My name is Micah Shilanski. I’m a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional who specializes in helping federal employees get the most out of their federal retirement benefits.
I’m the founder of Plan-Your-Federal-Retirement.com. I’ve written articles for FedSmith. I’ve been featured in articles for NARFE and GovExec. I teach FERS Pre-retirement classes. I’ve mentored other financial planners. And I’ve even had the pleasure of teaching online webinars and in-person classes with Tammy Flanagan.
But my most important experience comes from working one-on-one with my financial planning clients.
Most of my clients are federal employees just like you. I help my clients go from big picture to getting through all the nitty-gritty details to help them achieve the retirement of their dreams.
This is different than the experience of most federal retirement experts. Because very few have had the same privilege to work one-on-one with federal employees through the entire federal retirement process – *and* continue to work with them for years afterwards.
I’ve seen the mistakes that people (and even some professionals!) can make, and I want to help you avoid them.
You can find lots of information online about federal retirement. But Plan-Your-Federal-Retirement.com is different. Because we approach your federal benefits from a financial planning perspective.
Our goal here is to help you understand how your benefits work *and* how they fit into the rest of your financial picture. Because it’s important to understand your federal retirement benefits. But your federal retirement benefits are just one piece of your financial puzzle. The rest of the story involves how your benefit choices will impact the rest of your financial picture.
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Your benefits are complex. But it’s worth the time to learn about them to make sure you’re not missing anything. You’ve devoted years, maybe decades of your life to federal service. It would be a shame to separate from service and miss out on benefits because you didn’t know about them.
Make sure you get the most up to date information from Plan-Your-Federal-Retirement.com.
Year after year I see Federal Employees missing the same critical concepts in their federal retirement planning. That’s why I’ve created an online workshop to help educate Federal Employees on these critical concepts.
Get the most out of your federal retirement benefits by taking advantage of the FERS resources created by Micah Shilanski, CFP®, and the team of independent financial advisors at Shilanski & Associates, Inc. Join the thousands of federal employees who trust us to guide them in their retirement planning journey because of our unique perspective of how your FERS benefits contribute to your comprehensive financial plan.
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