Brandon Christy

Brandon Christy, CPA, PFS, is the founder and president of Retirement Benefits Institute, Inc. He is an established leader in contracted federal retirement benefits education, and his company has trained over 10,000 federal employees to help them gain clarity and confidence in retirement.

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Downsizing for Retirement

October 20, 2020 10:24 AM
Downsizing for Retirement

Do you plan on downsizing your home after retiring? These are some considerations in weighing this decision.

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Postponed vs. Deferred Annuities Under FERS

September 21, 2020 11:14 AM , Updated September 25, 2020 1:46 PM
Postponed vs. Deferred Annuities Under FERS

What are the differences between deferred and postponed annuities?

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Federal Retirement and Your Service Computation Date

August 24, 2020 2:23 PM
Federal Retirement and Your Service Computation Date

Your Service Computation Date can have a significant impact on your retirement annuity.

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Why a Roth IRA May Be Right For You

July 13, 2020 2:32 PM
Why a Roth IRA May Be Right For You

Federal employees can have a Roth IRA in addition to the TSP. Here are the basics of how this retirement savings option works.

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3 Social Security Questions

May 23, 2020 8:58 AM , Updated June 6, 2020 8:18 AM
3 Social Security Questions

Social Security is a key part of your federal retirement benefits. These are three important things to know about it.

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Preparing for Long-Term Care

April 27, 2020 8:22 AM , Updated May 8, 2020 7:28 PM
Preparing for Long-Term Care

Long-term care is something to consider getting in addition to health insurance that can protect you and your loved ones as you age.

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Will Your Surviving Spouse Need Your Federal Health Insurance?

April 4, 2020 10:07 AM , Updated April 17, 2020 2:13 PM
Will Your Surviving Spouse Need Your Federal Health Insurance?

These are some important things to keep in mind about your federal benefits if you think your spouse will need your health insurance if you predecease him or her.

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FERS Annuity and Take Home Pay in Retirement

March 12, 2020 7:15 AM , Updated March 22, 2020 9:56 AM
FERS Annuity and Take Home Pay in Retirement

How much income can federal employees expect to have in retirement? It’s a complex question, but the author provides a basic overview of key points to consider.

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Two Practical Steps to Conquer the Retirement Unknowns

February 12, 2020 10:18 AM
Two Practical Steps to Conquer the Retirement Unknowns

Shifting from work to retirement is a big change. These are some ideas to help make the transition.

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Managing Your TSP: Your Retirement Investment Choices

January 27, 2020 9:22 AM , Updated February 10, 2020 10:58 AM

When it comes to retirement, “going with the flow” can have serious negative consequences for your investments. The author highlights some common pitfalls.

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