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Quiz: How Ready Are You To Retire?

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More and more federal employees are taking a hard look at just how ready they are to retire.

If you’re among this group (or even if you’re not -- yet), we’ve developed a tool that can help you figure out  where you stand. The Retirement Readiness Assessment debuted last year, so some of you already may have completed it. If so, this is your chance to take it again and see where you stand now. If not, maybe now is the time to get a clearer picture of your prospects.

Based on your responses to the questions in the assessment, you’ll get a report on your status: Just Getting Started, Beyond the Beginning, On Your Way, or Retirement Ready. 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

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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 Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Plan Your Federal Retirement and 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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