#105 Demystifying FERS Retirement Calculators

#105 Demystifying FERS Retirement Calculators

Listen to the Full Episode: Federal employees can use various calculators to estimate their FERS benefits, but accurate documentation and proper completion of estate planning documents are crucial for retirement planning! Missing or incomplete information can lead to unexpected consequences, so seeking help from HR or knowledgeable individuals is essential. In this episode, Micah and […]

#104 Optimizing The TSP For Retirement

#104 Optimizing The TSP For Retirement

Listen to the Full Episode: Are you seeking clarity on TSP strategies? Join us on our latest podcast episode, where Christian and JT decode the complexities of TSP investments. From cracking the complexities of TSP investment options, including the G, F, C, S, and I funds, to unraveling the benefits of dollar-cost averaging, this episode […]

#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 […]

#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, […]

#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 […]

#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 […]

#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 […]

#97 How to NOT Go Back to Work in Retirement, 3 Things You Need To Know

#97 How to NOT Go Back to Work in Retirement, 3 Things You Need To Know

Listen to the Full Episode: Are you ready to retire without looking back? Let’s discuss essential strategies for retirees to ensure they can enjoy a fulfilling retirement without the need to return to work.  Understanding FERS benefits is only the starting point. But do you know how important it is to understand your financial planning? […]

#96 What is The MOST Important Part of Your Pension?

What is The MOST Important Part of Your Pension?

Listen to the Full Episode: There are a lot of complexities in federal retirement benefits and retirement planning. Let’s unravel the key aspects and pitfalls associated with them! In today’s episode, Micah and Christian discuss the importance of understanding federal retirement benefits and avoiding common mistakes. They highlight the significance of understanding cash flow as […]

#95 Retire Happy: Essential Steps to a Successful Federal Retirement

#95 Retire Happy: Essential Steps to a Successful Federal Retirement

Listen to the Full Episode: What are the essential steps to a successful federal retirement? Join our experts, Micah and Tammy, in today’s episode as they go through the essential steps you need to take to simplify your path forward before it’s too late. From common errors in application to the importance of a well-thought-out […]

#94 Why is My Retirement Losing Money?

#94 Why is My Retirement losing money?

Listen to the Full Episode: Ever wondered why your retirement is losing money despite investment diversification? Join Micah and Christian in our latest episode, where they dive deep into this question, discussing the pitfalls and challenges of investment diversification and how it may only sometimes yield the expected results. Find out why having a structured […]