Ann Vanderslice

From her office on The Denver Federal Center, Ann Vanderslice has been working with federal employees to help them achieve retirement success since 2002. She is considered one of the foremost authorities on federal benefits in the country. She is a nationally recognized author and speaker on topics of interest to federal employees. Her dynamic style, command of federal benefits and passion for her topic make her a wonderful and engaging speaker.   If you would like to learn more about the federal benefits programs Ann presents for federal agencies, you may reach her at [email protected].

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

By on September 27, 2011 in Retirement with 0 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 Retirement with 0 Comments

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

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Defensive Driving on Federal Highways

By on June 28, 2011 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

When you learned to drive, you were taught to be on the lookout for others on the road including cars, bicyclists, small children and pets. What does driving have to do with your federal benefits? The same principles you learned as a new driver can help you navigate your federal career.

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We Gotta Get Out of This Place

By on May 16, 2011 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The author poses the question, with all the noise around shrinking government and making federal employees out to be the “bad” guys, what would the real effects of some of the current proposals be?

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5 Things To Like About Pension Max

By on February 10, 2011 in Retirement with 0 Comments

A properly implemented insurance plan can save you money, provide flexibility and give you control of that survivorship benefit.

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Defying Gravity: How You Can Control the Increasing Costs of Healthcare

By on November 19, 2010 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The average FEHB premium will increase 7.2% this year. What can you do to create your own gravity and hold your health care costs down?

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Unlocking A Winning Combination For Your Thrift Savings Plan

By on July 26, 2010 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

A split income strategy is built by diversifying your assets over time. This can be done with your TSP.

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You Must Pay Taxes–But There's No Law That Says You Have to Leave a Tip

By on May 3, 2010 in Current Events with 0 Comments

If Congress does not pass further legislation this year, everyone will see their tax bracket and effective tax rates increase due to the Bush tax cuts expiring.

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Men and Money Don’t Come With Instructions

By on March 3, 2010 in Retirement with 0 Comments

You can choose to simply leave your funds in the TSP, but you can also use it to create income.

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Winning the Lottery is Not a Retirement Plan

By on February 10, 2010 in Retirement with 0 Comments

For federal employees in the FERS system, the Thrift Savings Plan is intended to provide 1/3 of your retirement income. So, how do you go about creating a plan for your TSP that won’t leave you scratching lottery tickets as a last resort?

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