Life after retirement

This month’s issue of The Foreign Service Journal has tapped in on the upsurge in interest on the subject of retirement. It covers subjects like should you retire, what pre-planning is required and what next?

It has a number of examples of State, USIA and AID employees who got out and became police officers or volunteers, or rejoined the government as reemployed annuitants and networked into contractor jobs.

So how should you prep for the next big step, which is when and where you will retire and what happens after that first Monday when you don’t have to get up and go to work?

So listen and find out at 10 a.m. today on Your Turn. Host Mike Causey will talk with Dean J. Haas, a retired Foreign Service officer. He’s a fan of early retirement and he’ll have lots of tips — whether you are FS, CSRS or FERS —about what to do while in the planning stage, then what happens when you launch your second career: Retirement.

You can listen to the program at or 1500 AM in the D.C. area. If you have questions for Haas, you can email them to Mike, before show time, at: You can also dial 712-432-5393 during the show to listen live from any phone.


Your Turn with Mike Causey


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