Although looking back on the first couple of months of 2020 might seem like the Good Old Days, benefits expert Tammy Flanagan said, “It was already destined to be pretty rocky” being an election year and all. But, then, of course, came the coronavirus pandemic.
Windfall Elimination Provision and Government Pension Offset cost millions of federal and public employees even more millions in dollars of benefits.
Time in grade and in government doesn’t automatically mean you will be able to maintain a reasonable standard of living once you’ve traded your biweekly pay check for a monthly annuity.
Now that the shock of the stock market correction has settled in, federal retirement benefits specialist Tammy Flanagan said it imperative to calculate what your net retirement annuity income with be.
How you can mitigate the sequence of returns risk from minimum required distributions
For many people nearing retirement, running out of money is one of the top fears. Unless they work for the federal government.
The decision to pull the plug depends on the job, your family situation, health, financial goals and, maybe, whether you’re a glass-half-full versus glass-half-empty type.
Some experts in retirement planning believe that many feds with memories of the Great Recession of 2008-2009 are working longer than they have to.
Most of the 5.8 million workers, retirees and former feds with Thrift Savings Plan accounts have some of their retirement nest eggs in the G fund.
Most experts would say it depends on your age, when you plan to retire, and, very important, your risk tolerance.