25 episodes

Financial Planner and benefits experts discuss the intricacies of
the Federal Employee Retirement System. This real world experience allows these benefits experts to address questions they are most frequently asked by Feds as well as Human Resource departments on how benefits work.

Plan Your Federal Retirement Podcast Micah Shilanski & Tammy Flanagan

    • Investing
    • 4.9 • 27 Ratings

Financial Planner and benefits experts discuss the intricacies of
the Federal Employee Retirement System. This real world experience allows these benefits experts to address questions they are most frequently asked by Feds as well as Human Resource departments on how benefits work.

    Ep #15: New Year’s Habits

    Ep #15: New Year’s Habits

    There is so much that we can’t control, and it’s easy to focus on those things and feel helpless to stop them. But in this episode, we’re flipping the narrative and focusing on the things we can control in our personal lives that can really make an impact on your retirement plan.
    Listen in to find out some of the small but neat changes that are coming into effect this year, and how you can apply or leverage these changes to positively impact your retirement strategy. Micah and Tammy will be talking all about the small and big changes you need to be aware of so you can take action, re-assess what your strategy is, and make some changes for the new year.
    You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://plan-your-federal-retirement.com/15

    • 32 min
    FERS Federal Fact Check: Getting Nervous About TSP Losses

    FERS Federal Fact Check: Getting Nervous About TSP Losses

    You can find more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/35lvUzF 

    • 7 min
    Ep #14: With Special Guest Mary Beth Franklin

    Ep #14: With Special Guest Mary Beth Franklin

    Mary Beth Franklin is our go-to expert for all things Social Security benefits. With over 40 years as a financial journalist and a CFP designation, she has a wealth of knowledge and understands Social Security from the financial planning point of view. She is a contributing editor at InvestmentNews, an author, and an in-demand speaker and frequent guest on numerous radio and television programs.

    Listen in as she joins Micah and Tammy today to discuss the best strategy for taking your Social Security benefits, why you may want to consider waiting before pulling them, and how your marriage should factor into your overall benefits strategy.
    You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://plan-your-federal-retirement.com/14

    • 42 min
    FERS Federal Fact Check: Does MRA+10 Qualify for FEHB?

    FERS Federal Fact Check: Does MRA+10 Qualify for FEHB?

    You can find more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2Jeg6Xp 

    • 5 min
    Ep #13: Mailbag

    Ep #13: Mailbag

    What kind of protection does the spouse of a federal employee have? Does everyone need insurance—and how is it beneficial? In this episode, Tammy and Micah answer frequently asked questions sent in by listeners, addressing everything from survivor benefits to your high-3.

    You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://plan-your-federal-retirement.com/13 

    • 40 min
    FERS Federal Fact Check: Live Off of TSP While Postponing Social Security

    FERS Federal Fact Check: Live Off of TSP While Postponing Social Security

    You can find more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2W0wBJF 

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

katieb59 ,

Exceptional Podcast for feds!

Thank you for this podcast. I really enjoy it and learn so much from it. Micah and Tammy, you are a perfect match up for the podcast as your collective knowledge and experience is so well suited to host such an informative podcast as this. Micah I do have to agree with other reviewers regarding the intro song...sorry. Perhaps new year...2021...new intro and also new disclaimer voice at the end would be nice too. Keep up the amazing work.

Green Chile in VA ,

Great podcast

I wish this podcast was created a few years ago since I’m planning to retire at the end of December 2020. I enjoy the discussions between the hosts; they cover different scenarios on any one topic. I told my Human Development Retirement office about this podcast and they plan to share it with other soon-to-be retirees. I’ll keep listening after my retirement since they cover many topics still important in my retirement years. Keep podcasting!

PThunder ,

Two things

Well done podcast with valuable information. Would be 5 stars but the singing in the opening song is hands down the most irritating voice I’ve ever heard.

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