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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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Now’s the Time to Improve Your Financial Literacy

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You Have More Time to File Your Taxes. Here’s How Not To Pay Too Much

Many federal retirees overpay because they aren’t aware of the rules about taxation of their benefits.

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What’s Not To Like About the TSP

Leaving your money in the plan as a retiree does have some drawbacks.

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What’s To Like About the TSP

The case for leaving your money in the Thrift Savings Plan after retirement.

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Marital Advice For Those Nearing Retirement

Tips on answering what can be a tricky question on your retirement application.

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4 Critical Federal Retirement Decisions

Some choices could have a lifelong impact on your financial security.

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The Best Time to Retire

When you choose to end your federal career could make a big difference in your retirement security.

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Turning On Your Benefits

The art of timing when you begin drawing on your various sources of income is key to ensuring a comfortable retirement.

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A Good Time for Some Long Term Thinking

The COVID-19 pandemic provides a sobering reminder of the potential need for long-term care.

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Looking for a Medicare Advantage

There’s a new type of FEHBP plan worth considering this open season.

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Retirement Gets Real: The Final To-Do List

Make sure you take care of these items of business before your departure date.