Government Executive - Authors - Tammy Flanaganhttp://www.govexec.com<strong>Tammy Flanagan</strong> is the senior benefits director for the <a href="http://www.nitpinc.com/">National Institute of Transition Planning Inc.</a>, which conducts federal retirement planning workshops and seminars. She has spent 25 years helping federal employees take charge of their retirement by understanding their benefits.</em></p> <p> <em>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 <a href="http://www.nitpinc.com/for-your-benefit.php/">NITPInc.com</a>.</em>en-usThu, 28 Aug 2014 15:49:08 -0400Phased 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 Things Agencies Must Do To Implement Phased Retirementhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2014/08/5-things-agencies-must-do-implement-phased-retirement/91472/The ball is now in their court to fully define how the program will work.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 14 Aug 2014 15:05:05 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2014/08/5-things-agencies-must-do-implement-phased-retirement/91472/Pay & BenefitsPressmaster/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.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.com