Alexis Hongamen

Alexis Hongamen founded FederalRetirementAdvice.com to exclusively help civil servants with their financial planning & investment needs. As a 25 year federal employee & a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, he writes about financial matters of concern to gov. employees & retirees. He can be reached at (407) 900-1653.

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Three Financial Benefits Available to Federal Employees

By on November 29, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Three Financial Benefits Available to Federal Employees

Federal employees have unique benefits to help them save for retirement. The author discusses these as well as some other long-term wealth building advice.

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The Five Biggest Retirement Decisions Feds Have To Make

By on July 31, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The Five Biggest Retirement Decisions Feds Have To Make

The author lists five important decisions that he says are likely the most important for federal employees in their retirement planning.

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Four Reasons Not To Take A TSP Loan

By on July 16, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Four Reasons Not To Take A TSP Loan

Federal employees can borrow against their TSP accounts to raise cash. However, the author advises that this is not a good idea.

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Estate Planning for Federal Employees

By on June 27, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Estate Planning for Federal Employees

Do you have an estate plan? It is an often neglected but very important part of financial planning. These are some key components of estate planning.

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Buy Out vs. Early Out – Which is Better?

By on November 2, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Buy Out vs. Early Out – Which is Better?

Buy outs and early outs are two incentive programs offered to restructure the federal workforce. How can an employee determine which is better?

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How Do I Know What I Will Receive in Social Security Benefits?

By on October 19, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
How Do I Know What I Will Receive in Social Security Benefits?

How do I figure out what I will actually receive in Social Security benefits if I retire at age 55?

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FEHB and Medicare Explained

By on October 12, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
FEHB and Medicare Explained

What are the various options available under Medicare, and how do they work alongside the Federal Employees Health Benefits program?

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6 Federal Retirement Myths

By on September 25, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
6 Federal Retirement Myths

Have you believed one of these myths about federal retirement? The author provides a list of the most common ones he has heard from clients.

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What is a Backdoor Roth IRA?

By on September 13, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
What is a Backdoor Roth IRA?

What is a backdoor Roth IRA, and is it right for you?

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How Much Do I Need In Savings If I Want $X Per Year In Retirement and Not Run Out of Money?

By on September 6, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How Much Do I Need In Savings If I Want $X Per Year In Retirement and Not Run Out of Money?

Federal employees have several retirement savings benefits at their disposal. The author explains how these can work together to create a full retirement income.

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