Retirement Planning

Don’t Let Your Mind Get In the Way of Smart Decisions

This tool can help you learn more about yourself so that you can make better financial choices.

Separating Fact and Opinion

It can be difficult to tell the two apart in the federal retirement world.

The FERS Supplement: Q&A

A tutorial on this somewhat complicated benefit.

A Tale of Successful Retirement Planning

A story of high achievement, savvy investments and frugality.


Can You Count on Social Security?

Lawmakers need to take action to ensure the system’s viability.

The TSP and Your Retirement Date

Delaying retirement can complicate your Thrift Savings Plan withdrawal situation.

Weighing the Social Security Benefit Decision

When to start collecting benefits depends on your individual circumstances.

Annuities, Withdrawals and More

Responses to more questions and comments from readers.

Comments, Questions and Answers

Reader feedback on everything from FEHBP to Social Security.