retirement planning

  • Rewards and risks of the G fund

    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.

  • G fund: How much is too much?

    Most experts would say it depends on your age, when you plan to retire, and, very important, your risk tolerance.

  • How to take the first step toward federal retirement

    Certain pieces of the federal retirement process can leave you feeling uneasy. There are a few steps you can take to make the process smoother though.

  • Can you afford to retire, ever? How will you know?

    The dominant Federal Employees Retirement System covers most working feds. It’s good but it has several moving parts.

  • When is the right time for feds to collect Social Security?

    Federal retirement expert Tammy Flanagan joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss some of the considerations employees should make.

  • Retirement prep tips: Boost your Social Security benefit 76%

    Benefits expert Tammy Flanagan joins Your Turn today to answer questions about Social Security and retirement applicable to both federal and private sector workers.

  • You’re richer than you think, so think estate plan

    If you own a home, have a spouse, carry life insurance and invest in the Thrift Savings Plan, you probably need an estate plan.

  • How can marriage complicate federal retirement benefits?

    Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Federal Drive’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. No one ever said marriage was simple. For federal employees getting set to retire, having a spouse…

  • Looking forward to retirement, seriously?

    While Mike Causey is on vacation he asked readers to fill in the space with guest columns for some fresh material and different viewpoints.

  • Terminal illness, now what?

    A reader asks a tough question: How long should a terminally-ill fed keep working to get the most from their benefits?