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Tammy Flanagan

Tammy Flanagan

Retirement Counseling and Training www.retirefederal.com

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 www.retirefederal.com 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 NITPInc.com.

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 www.retirefederal.com 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 NITPInc.com.

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Second Thoughts on Retiring This Year

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The Difference Between a COLA and a Pay Raise

And why you won’t get the full effect of either if you retire on Dec. 31, 2022.

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Life Insurance for Retirees

The rules and options for continuing coverage into retirement. 

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When the Sum in a Lump Sum Payment Falls Short

Some employees who retired at the end of last year got smaller payments than expected.

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When to Leave to Maximize Your Lump Sum Annual Leave Payment

The best dates to retire in the coming years to get the most out of what you’re owed for unused time off.

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How You Can Get Better Customer Service

Tips on getting the result you’re looking for when you reach out for help.

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These Agencies Are Trying To Get Better at Providing Retirement Services

Three key organizations are working to improve the customer experience of federal employees and retirees.

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The Numbers That Matter in 2022

Key figures that might affect your retirement planning this year. 

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4 Women Who Shaped Modern Retirement

Stories of pioneers in creating the federal government’s retirement safety net, and reaping its benefits.

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Make a Plan to Save, and Watch Your Money Grow

Setting a goal and sticking to it is the path to a comfortable retirement.