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Test Your Retirement Readiness


Are you really ready to retire? If that question has been on your mind lately, you’re certainly not alone. Thousands of federal employees at all stages of their careers are contemplating where they stand in the retirement planning process.

To help you gain a better understanding of how you’re doing, we’ve developed a new Retirement Readiness Assessment. It asks you a series of questions on everything from annuities to the Thrift Savings Plan to medical benefits.

Based on your responses to the questions, you’ll get a report on your status:  Retirement Ready, On Your Way, Beyond the Beginning, or Just Getting Started. You’ll also get a few tips on next steps in the planning process.

Are you ready to take the assessment? Let’s get started.

Take the Retirement Readiness Assessment

Tammy Flanagan has spent 30 years helping federal employees take charge of their retirement by understanding their benefits. She runs her own consulting business at and provides individual counseling as well as online training for the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Plan Your Federal Retirement as well as the Federal Long Term Care insurance Program. She also serves as the senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning Inc., which conducts federal retirement planning workshops and seminars.

For more retirement planning help, tune in to "For Your Benefit," presented by the National Institute of Transition Planning Inc. live on Federal News Radio on Mondays at 10 a.m. ET on WFED AM 1500 in the Washington-metro area. Archived shows are available on

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