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The S&P 500, Federal Employee Retirement, and NASCAR

The S&P 500, Federal Employee Retirement, and NASCAR

My dad loved to watch sports. Nothing made for a more perfect Saturday than a couple of college games on either side of the dial and a NASCAR race in between. It didn’t take a hometown team on the[…]

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7 Myths About Financial Planning

7 Myths About Financial Planning

Many people recognize the importance of financial planning today.  Yet many still hold misconceptions about who can benefit from financial planning and how it can best benefit them. Myth #1:[…]

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Start Saving Now

Start Saving Now

There’s an old saying, “The best time to plant an oak tree was 20 years ago.”  Unfortunately, 20 years has passed, so the next best time to plant an oak tree is today. Poor Planning and a Poor[…]

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The Art of Choosing a Financial Planner

The Art of Choosing a Financial Planner

Choosing a financial planner can be an extremely frustrating and overwhelming task.  That’s probably why a lot of people simply avoid it altogether. With that said, please be aware that being[…]

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What is a Fiduciary and Why Should I Care?

What is a Fiduciary and Why Should I Care?

Perhaps you have heard the buzz about how financial advisors need to be fiduciaries. It comes up in many advertisements on T.V. and radio. Maybe you were surprised to hear that not all people who[…]

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FEGLI, Gesundheit, and Your Life Insurance Needs Assessment

FEGLI, Gesundheit, and Your Life Insurance Needs Assessment

It can be devastating to choose the wrong Federal Employee Group Life Insurance plan. Before you make any decisions about what FEGLI option is right for you, taking the time to ask yourself a[…]

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FEGLI: The Basics – Coverage Options

FEGLI: The Basics – Coverage Options

What is Life Insurance? Life Insurance is a contract. If you pay the insurance company a certain amount of money each month and if you pass away during the contract period, the insurance company[…]

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Federal Employees: Trust But Verify Before You Retire

Federal Employees: Trust But Verify Before You Retire

For many long-term Federal Employees, the dream of retirement becomes tangible after reaching 20 or 25 years of creditable service, usually around ages 50 or 55. By then, you may even start[…]

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Frequently Asked Questions You May Have If You Just Retired

Frequently Asked Questions You May Have If You Just Retired

You have most likely engaged in at least some retirement planning during your working life. You probably asked a lot of questions about how much you should save and even more so, how you can[…]

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3 Retirement Questions Federal Employees Should be Asking Now

3 Retirement Questions Federal Employees Should be Asking Now

Making the transition from the workforce to retirement is a big decision. After years of service, you are close to settling into a more comfortable and less stressful, and demanding lifestyle. As[…]

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