Micah Shilanski, CFP
Micah Shilanski is a Certified Financial Planner™ who specializes in helping federal employees get the most out of their retirement benefits. Plan Your Federal Retirement LLC is an independent and internet-based financial planning firm headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska.
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One federal employee ended up pulling his retirement paperwork before the big day because he almost made an irreversible mistake. He was relying on all the previous benefits estimates he had received from his human resources department, but at the last minute found out he wouldn’t be getting the pension he had expected. Learn from his story and make sure it doesn’t happen to you.
Starting Social Security at age 62? Or anytime before your Full Social Security Age (65-67)? Most Federal Employees are too – but they usually haven’t heard of the three big whammies that come with starting Social Security early. Don’t let these whammies catch you by surprise.
Did you know that your FERS retirement income will have some unique twists and turns? Your retirement income will start, stop and change in ways that simply won’t compute in most financial planning calculators. Find out how your income will change, and what it means for your ‘Gap’.
HSAs (Health Savings Accounts) are special accounts designed to give you a tax deduction for qualified medical expenses. When you use this benefit correctly, you get a tax deduction now and get to use the money tax-free for qualified medical expenses, but it’s not right for everyone.