Government Executive - Retirement Planninghttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/Advice on how to prepare for life after government.en-usThu, 24 Jul 2014 14:25:13 -0400How to Get the Most from Your Social Security Benefithttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/07/how-get-most-your-social-security-benefit/89594/It’s simple: wait for it.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 24 Jul 2014 14:25:13 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/07/how-get-most-your-social-security-benefit/89594/Pay & Benefits - Retirement Planningchuckstock/Shutterstock.comAre You Afraid of Outliving Your Money?http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/07/are-you-afraid-outliving-your-money/89008/You might want to consider a TSP annuity.Tammy FlanaganThu, 17 Jul 2014 17:14:44 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/07/are-you-afraid-outliving-your-money/89008/Pay & Benefits - Retirement Planning Andy Dean Photography/Shutterstock.comWhen to Seek Financial Helphttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/07/when-seek-financial-help/88396/Weighing whether to work with a professional adviser to manage your money.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 10 Jul 2014 15:13:53 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/07/when-seek-financial-help/88396/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningAnson0618/Shutterstock.comManaging Your Retirement Moneyhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/06/managing-your-retirement-money/87367/What to do with your Thrift Savings Plan funds when you leave government.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 26 Jun 2014 13:42:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/06/managing-your-retirement-money/87367/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningAndy Dean Photography/Shutterstock.comMore Best Dates to Retire: Middle of the Monthhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/06/more-best-dates-retire-middle-month/86821/Sometimes, the optimal time to move on isn’t one of the traditional days.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 19 Jun 2014 15:53:12 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/06/more-best-dates-retire-middle-month/86821/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningShutterstock.comBest Dates to Retire 2015http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/06/best-dates-retire-2015/86392/The annual calendar showing optimal days to leave federal service next year to maximize your benefits.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 12 Jun 2014 15:57:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/06/best-dates-retire-2015/86392/Pay & Benefits - Retirement Planning Brian A Jackson/Shutterstock.comOne Big Advantage of Retiringhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/06/one-big-advantage-retiring/85912/Your days of commuting are over.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 05 Jun 2014 15:29:21 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/06/one-big-advantage-retiring/85912/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningWashington-area retirees will be glad to not see this image too often.Orhan Cam/Shutterstock.comTaxes: Past, Present and Futurehttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/05/taxes-past-present-and-future/85426/What is your tax burden likely to be in retirement?Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 29 May 2014 15:48:56 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/05/taxes-past-present-and-future/85426/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningMr Doomits/Shutterstock.comRetirement Readiness: How Do You Stack Up?http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/05/retirement-readiness-how-do-you-stack/85054/The early results of our federal employee Retirement Readiness Assessment are in.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 22 May 2014 16:26:12 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/05/retirement-readiness-how-do-you-stack/85054/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningMr Doomits/Shutterstock.comTest Your Retirement Readinesshttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/05/test-your-retirement-readiness/84541/This quiz will tell you whether you’re retirement ready, on your way, beyond the beginning, or just getting started.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 15 May 2014 17:29:19 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/05/test-your-retirement-readiness/84541/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningDardariel/Shutterstock.comTake Charge of Your Retirementhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/05/take-charge-your-retirement/84064/A look at your responsibilities in the retirement process, along with those of your agency and the Office of Personnel Management.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 08 May 2014 15:23:18 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/05/take-charge-your-retirement/84064/Pay & Benefits - Retirement Planningmstanley/Shutterstock.comThe 4 Keys to Boosting Your Savingshttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/05/4-keys-boosting-your-savings/83581/Tips on maximizing your Thrift Savings Plan investments.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 01 May 2014 15:34:32 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/05/4-keys-boosting-your-savings/83581/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningAND Inc/Shutterstock.comYou May Be Better Off Than You Thinkhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/04/you-may-be-better-you-think/83149/Some employees are unaware of just how much retirement income they will have.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 24 Apr 2014 14:55:39 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/04/you-may-be-better-you-think/83149/Pay & Benefits - Retirement Planningisak55/Shutterstock.comFound Moneyhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/04/found-money/82747/Tips and tricks for accumulating a little extra cash for your retirement.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 17 Apr 2014 16:23:39 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/04/found-money/82747/Pay & Benefits - Retirement Planningisak55/Shutterstock.comAdvice From a TSP Millionairehttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/04/advice-tsp-millionaire/82291/Tips on how to get the most out of your savings.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 10 Apr 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/04/advice-tsp-millionaire/82291/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningFer Gregory/Shutterstock.comThe 5 Percent Solution to Retirement Securityhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/04/5-percent-solution-retirement-security/81865/The key to Thrift Savings Plan investing.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 03 Apr 2014 15:26:02 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/04/5-percent-solution-retirement-security/81865/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningJerry Sliwowski/Shutterstock.comWhat Happens to Your Life Savings?http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/03/what-happens-your-life-savings/81406/You can’t take your TSP funds with you, so it’s important to decide what should happen with the money after you die.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 27 Mar 2014 15:04:39 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/03/what-happens-your-life-savings/81406/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningPressmaster/Shutterstock.comIs Paperless Retirement Processing the Answer?http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/03/paperless-retirement-processing-answer/80947/OPM takes another crack at an electronic retirement system.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 20 Mar 2014 14:43:50 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/03/paperless-retirement-processing-answer/80947/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningJerry Sliwowski/Shutterstock.comRetirement Quiz: The Basicshttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/03/retirement-quiz-basics/80506/Test your knowledge of some of the bedrock principles of retirement planning.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 13 Mar 2014 17:35:05 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/03/retirement-quiz-basics/80506/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningAfrica Studio/Shutterstock.comHealth Insurance Questions and Answershttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/03/health-insurance-questions-and-answers/80056/Responses to reader concerns about Medicare and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 06 Mar 2014 16:45:57 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/03/health-insurance-questions-and-answers/80056/Pay & Benefits - Retirement Planningisak55/Shutterstock.comThe Big Health Insurance Questionhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/02/big-health-insurance-question/79504/Should federal retirees enroll in Medicare Part B?Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningFri, 28 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/02/big-health-insurance-question/79504/Pay & Benefits - Retirement Planningpiotr_pabijan/Shutterstock.comThe TSP’s New Millionaireshttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/02/tsps-new-millionaires/79145/The secret to building up $1 million or more in retirement savings.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningFri, 21 Feb 2014 01:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/02/tsps-new-millionaires/79145/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningAfrica Studio/Shutterstock.comIs the Grass Really Greener?http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/02/grass-really-greener/78824/A look at two case studies of people considering leaving government for the private sector.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningFri, 14 Feb 2014 01:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/02/grass-really-greener/78824/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningPhotoXpressDon’t Go, Please Stayhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/02/dont-go-please-stay/78365/Readers weigh in on the benefits of a long-term federal career.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 06 Feb 2014 17:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/02/dont-go-please-stay/78365/Pay & Benefits - Retirement Planningvicgmyr/Shutterstock.comTo Stay or Not To Stay in Governmenthttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/01/stay-or-not-stay-government/77912/Advice for a young federal manager considering making the leap to the private sector.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningFri, 31 Jan 2014 01:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/01/stay-or-not-stay-government/77912/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningTashatuvango/Shutterstock.com