Government Executive - Retirement Planninghttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/Advice on how to prepare for life after government.en-usThu, 18 Dec 2014 14:56:06 -0500Beware of Scamshttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/12/beware-scams/101613/Fraudsters are waiting to separate you from your retirement savings.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 18 Dec 2014 14:56:06 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/12/beware-scams/101613/Pay & Benefits - Retirement Planningrangizzz/Shutterstock.comThe TSP by the Numbershttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/12/tsp-numbers/101109/A snapshot of the $431 billion federal retirement investment plan.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 11 Dec 2014 17:11:17 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/12/tsp-numbers/101109/Pay & Benefits - Retirement Planningwrangler/Shutterstock.comLast Chance to Save Some Bucks on Health Insurancehttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/12/last-chance-save-some-bucks-health-insurance/100503/Open season draws to a close on Monday.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 04 Dec 2014 16:28:36 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/12/last-chance-save-some-bucks-health-insurance/100503/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningLev Kropotov/Shutterstock.comWe Need to Talk About Your Retirementhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/11/we-need-talk-about-your-retirement/99611/The importance of counseling in the planning process.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 20 Nov 2014 17:31:36 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/11/we-need-talk-about-your-retirement/99611/Pay & Benefits - Retirement Planningnchlsft/Shutterstock.comThe $1,258 Questionhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/11/1258-question/98978/The Medicare Part B conundrum for those turning 65.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 13 Nov 2014 14:46:33 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/11/1258-question/98978/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningNata-Lia/Shutterstock.comA Little More Cash During Open Seasonhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/11/little-more-cash-during-open-season/98363/Five ideas for saving yourself some benefits bucks.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 06 Nov 2014 15:17:38 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/11/little-more-cash-during-open-season/98363/Pay & Benefits - Retirement Planning valzan/Shutterstock.comTrick or Treathttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/10/trick-or-treat/97817/Of pay raises, COLAs and other spooky subjects.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 30 Oct 2014 14:56:23 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/10/trick-or-treat/97817/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningDaniel Schweinert/Shutterstock.comProviding For Each Otherhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/10/providing-each-other/97301/What’s best for a couple who are both federal employees?Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 23 Oct 2014 17:20:23 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/10/providing-each-other/97301/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningRuslan Guzov/Shutterstock.comThe Most Important Retirement Decisionhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/10/most-important-retirement-decision/96692/Hint: It involves thinking about what happens after your death.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 16 Oct 2014 17:20:55 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/10/most-important-retirement-decision/96692/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningJerry Sliwowski/Shutterstock.comMaking the Most of Your Money After You Retirehttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/10/making-most-your-money-after-you-retire/96182/It pays to think ahead about how you will draw down your assets.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 09 Oct 2014 14:04:45 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/10/making-most-your-money-after-you-retire/96182/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningAndy Dean Photography/Shutterstock.comBecome a TSP Wizardhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/10/become-tsp-wizard/95669/Online tools can help guide you to get what you want from your account.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 02 Oct 2014 14:10:36 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/10/become-tsp-wizard/95669/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningNatykach Nataliia/Shutterstock.com5 Things You Can Change After You Retirehttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/09/5-things-you-can-change-after-you-retire/95147/In the federal retirement world, “permanent” doesn’t always mean permanent.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 25 Sep 2014 16:24:32 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/09/5-things-you-can-change-after-you-retire/95147/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningJerry Sliwowski/Shutterstock.comReady, Set, Gohttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/09/ready-set-go/94319/Be sure you have all your ducks in a row well before your retirement date.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 18 Sep 2014 17:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/09/ready-set-go/94319/Pay & Benefits - Retirement Planningiofoto/Shutterstock.comHow to Pick a Financial Adviserhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/09/how-pick-financial-adviser/93884/What to do if you need help in setting and meeting your retirement goals.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 11 Sep 2014 16:28:51 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/09/how-pick-financial-adviser/93884/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningDragon ImagesRetired and Rehiredhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/09/retired-and-rehired/93152/If phased retirement isn’t for you, there are other ways to keep working for government after retiring.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 04 Sep 2014 14:08:37 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/09/retired-and-rehired/93152/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningDmitry Lobanov/Shutterstock.comPhased Retirement: Case Studieshttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/08/phased-retirement-case-studies/92672/Running the numbers on a couple of hypothetical examples of employees considering the new option.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 28 Aug 2014 15:49:08 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/08/phased-retirement-case-studies/92672/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningJuriah Mosin/Shutterstock.comA Phased Retirement Qhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/08/phased-retirement-q/92075/Answers to common questions about the new benefit.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 21 Aug 2014 14:20:03 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/08/phased-retirement-q/92075/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningMaridav/Shutterstock.comHere’s Some Good News About Your Retirement Benefithttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/08/heres-some-good-news-about-your-retirement-benefit/91502/It’s safe for the next 80 years, says the Congressional Research Service.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 14 Aug 2014 16:22:30 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/08/heres-some-good-news-about-your-retirement-benefit/91502/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningJerry Sliwowski/Shutterstock.com5 Myths About Federal Retirementhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/08/5-myths-about-federal-retirement/90896/Good news! You don’t have to be a millionaire to retire comfortably.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 07 Aug 2014 16:00:14 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/08/5-myths-about-federal-retirement/90896/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningJerry Sliwowski/Shutterstock.comCan You Count On Social Security?http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/07/can-you-count-social-security/90260/It seems like we’ve been hearing dire predictions about its future forever.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 31 Jul 2014 16:43:12 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/07/can-you-count-social-security/90260/Pay & Benefits - Retirement Planning zimmytws/Shutterstock.comHow 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.com