Micah Shilanski, CFP®
Micah Shilanski is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional who specializes in helping federal employees get the most out of their retirement benefits. Micah helps his clients with tax planning, retirement planning, federal retirement planning, estate planning, and investment advice. Learn more about how Micah helps his clients.
Plan Your Federal Retirement is a dba of Shilanski & Associates, Inc., an Alaska Registered Investment Advisor, with securities offered through Summit Brokerage Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC.
Micah Shilanski, CFP®'s Latest Posts
The TSP has quirks when it comes to using your money in retirement. These quirks can catch most federal employees by surprise. If you plan to keep your money in the TSP after you retire, you need to understand how it works so you aren’t caught off guard.
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’.