Ann Vanderslice

Ann Vanderslice is president and CEO of Retirement Planning Strategies. She holds a Registered Financial Consultant designation from the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants, is an Investment Adviser Representative and a licensed insurance professional.

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Alternatives to Long-Term Care Insurance

By on September 29, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Alternatives to Long-Term Care Insurance

Federal employees under FLTCIP are facing a big hike in long-term care premiums. The author suggests they stay calm and explore other options.

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The Tale of a BLM Icon – They Don’t Make ‘Em Like That Anymore!

By on December 29, 2015 in Current Events with 11 Comments
The Tale of a BLM Icon – They Don’t Make ‘Em Like That Anymore!

The author recounts an interview she had with Bureau of Land Management employee Andy Senti to honor his life and career accomplishments. Senti recently passed away after completing a 60+ year career with the agency.

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Five Things to Do During a Furlough

By on October 2, 2013 in Current Events, Retirement with 58 Comments

The author offers five suggestions for things federal employees can do while furloughed.

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Which Has More Impact on Retirement Income: High Five or Chained CPI?

By on May 15, 2013 in Current Events with 36 Comments

Both parties have recently proposed a “chained CPI” to calculate future changes to the COLA for calculating the cost of retirement increases. How much of an impact would this have on your future retirement?

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Wizard of Odds – Part II

By on December 7, 2012 in Current Events with 3 Comments

Some incorrect information about the I Fund in the article “Wizard of Odds” raised a number of questions when it was published earlier this week. The author offers the correct information and some clarification.

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Wizard of Odds

By on December 4, 2012 in Retirement with 13 Comments

Many federal employees may be wondering, “How do I protect my savings in the TSP and get a better return?” The author offers some likely scenarios for the near future, but cautions there are no foregone conclusions.

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The TSP Two-Step

By on April 10, 2012 in Current Events with 14 Comments

The author outlines some methods you can use to determine if the upcoming Roth TSP option is right for you and your situation.

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Magic 8 Ball 2012: Should I Retire This Year?

By on January 5, 2012 in Current Events, Retirement with 44 Comments

What can federal employees expect in 2012? While no one can know for sure, the author offers some considerations you can take into account to help you be prepared for whatever the future brings.

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

By on September 27, 2011 in Current Events, Retirement with 68 Comments

Federal employees are often being asked to do more work without any more reward. A common lament is that the work keeps piling up as more employees leave, and it just isn’t worth it if retirement benefits are going to be re-structured, on top of it. The author offers some tips to see if retiring earlier is worth doing.

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Winning the Lottery Is NOT a Retirement Plan – Part 2

By on August 4, 2011 in Current Events, Retirement with 4 Comments

Winning the lottery just may be the key to a successful retirement, depending on how you define “lottery.”

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