#103 Don’t Replace Your Expenses in Retirement

#103 Don’t Replace Your Expenses in Retirement

Listen to the Full Episode: Are you ready to take control of your retirement finances? Your current spending habits could shape your future retirement lifestyle more than you realize. Join Micah and Tammy in this episode as they discuss the critical aspects of retirement planning. Learn why aligning pre-retirement income with post-retirement needs is crucial […]

#102 Key Things Advisors Wish Their Clients Knew

#102 Key things Advisors Wish Their Clients Knew

Listen to the Full Episode: It is time to discuss retirement planning, cash flow management, and potential retirement expenses! In this special episode, Micah leads a discussion with Floyd Shilanski, RCF®, a team of seasoned advisors,Christian Sakamoto, CFP®, and JT Ferrin, CFP®, to uncover the crucial aspects of retirement planning that are often overlooked.  Let’s […]

Military to Civilian Transition

Military to Civilian Transition

Hello, I appreciate your videos very much. I am active duty and retiring next year, intending on becoming a GS employee. Can you do one on the military to civilian transition with regards to TSP and other issues, besides buying back time? I have both Roth and Traditional military accounts, and I assume they will […]

#101 Secure Your Retirement with the Thrift Savings Plan

#101 Secure Your Retirement with the Thrift Savings Plan

Listen to the Full Episode: Are you ready to embark on a journey towards a secureretirement? Join our experts, Micah and Tammy, as they analyze advanced retirement strategies to help you achieve financial security in your golden years. From understanding the critical importance of tax planning to maximizing your TSP benefits and optimizing retirement income, […]

How do I Calculate My High-3?

How do I Calculate My High-3?

How do I calculate my high three? I was a FERS employee from 1991-2000 then returned to FERS in 2022. I am 58 with a total of 23 years of credible FERS retirement because I did a military buy back of my active duty time (I retired from the Army Reserve). I know I will […]

#100 Retirement Real Talk: Honest Conversations About Life After Work

#100 Retirement Real Talk: Honest Conversations About Life After Work

Listen to the Full Episode: Are you ready to retire? Have you considered the emotional part of this journey? Are you and your spouse on the same page about your golden years and have the same expectations? Let’s discuss long-term plans, the difficult situations that life can bring, and the importance of ensuring you enjoy […]

Federal Pension – A Guide for Former Federal Employees

Federal Pension - A Guide for Former Federal Employees

I worked for the federal government from 1995 to 2000. I turn 62 in 2024. I spent my entire federal career at Nevada. I live there now. I approached that office to ask when I should begin my application for a federal pension and which office to send the required documentation to. Human resource staff […]

#99 Bonus Pod – Answering Question

Listen to the Full Episode: Join us for our bonus podcast, where we address the questions we received from federal employees before our latest YouTube Live Session. Our financial specialists, Christian Sakamoto and JT Ferrin, have taken the time to provide comprehensive answers to all the inquiries we received. Listen and discover the real-life examples […]

Optimal Retirement Timing: Should You Wait For a Potential Pay Increase?

Optimal Retirement Timing: Should You Wait For a Potential Pay Increase?

Hi! Love your podcasts and videos! I’m having a hard time figuring out my best dates and options for retiring soon. I’m trying to determine when the best time would be to leave federal service with the USPS. I’m retired military, but never “bought back” my time. I’ve just began receiving my retirement pension at […]

#98 Do You Really Need Life Insurance in Retirement?

#98 Do You Really Need Life Insurance in Retirement?

Listen to the Full Episode: Federal retirees face unique challenges, from income replacement to tax considerations. But what about life insurance needs and survivor benefits? In this episode, our experts, Micah and Tammy, dive into the importance of tailored life insurance planning to address individual circumstances effectively. Is life insurance necessary, or how much coverage […]

Social Security & COLA

Social Security & COLA

Questions about social Security and COLA (cost of living adjustment) are among the most common. Let’s go through the basics with Floyd Shilanski, RCF. https://youtu.be/nyIFiN5ClzY