Some retirement advisors are unaware of the benefits of serving federal employees, while others choose not to work in the federal market. By doing so, they are leaving tremendous opportunities untapped. In this article, I explore five myths that too often discourage advisors from working with federal employees.
One of the purposes of The Retirement Analysis Kit (TRAK) and TRAK-Online software is to reduce the complexity of financial planning – a solution to help advisors with the many complex calculations and illustrations while producing results that clients can easily understand. Nowhere is this more helpful than working with pension plans, which bring their complications.
On June 5th, the Board of Trustees of the Social Security Trust Fund released their annual report. As you may expect, the report does not paint a rosy picture for the future of Social Security. Below are some take-aways from the report.
I was surprised that a benefit that provides supplementary income wasn’t better known. On the advisor side, we have found that many advisors do know about the Special Retirement Supplement but that there is less understanding generally about the eligibility requirements and the general details of the supplement. Let’s take a look at some of these basic details.
To the plethora of polarizing issues coming out of Washington, why not add federal employee retirement benefits to the mix! It is no secret that federal employees enjoy a job security and retirement package that is unrivaled in the private sector. Some see these...
This year may be a momentous year, financially, for many Americans with possible changes to the tax code, health care, and the financial services industry some of 2017’s many wild cards. For members of our Armed Forces, 2017 brings an additional financial question and...
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