Brian Kuhn

Brian Kuhn

Brian Kuhn CFP® is a financial planner at in Maple Lawn, MD. He has been working with families since 2001 with a niche of federal employees. He is the author of Total Compensation: A Practical Guide to Federal Employee Benefits and also The Personal Finance Handbook, a Guide to the Most Common Personal Finance Questions. Securities offered through Triad Advisors, Member FINRA / SIPC. Advisory Services offered through Planning Solutions Group, LLC. Planning Solutions Group, LLC is not affiliated with Triad Advisors. PSG Clarity is a division of Planning Solutions Group, LLC

OPM Tries to Fix Federal Hiring Process, Again

The Office of Personnel Management announced recently that it would be making changes to the USAJobs website to help job seekers with getting federal jobs. How likely are these changes to improve the overall hiring process for federal jobs?

Should You Borrow From Your TSP Account?

Is it ever a good idea to borrow money from your TSP account? The author outlines two scenarios under which he says should be the only times you should ever consider doing so.

Consider All Options Before Leaving For The Private Sector

Is it worth moving from your job with the federal government to one with the private sector? While there are many variables to consider, the author looks at the financial considerations by way of an example with some hypothetical salary figures.

Is Federal Employee Morale Lower Than Usual?

The author says that over the last few years it seems the pride of public service has come under strain from changes to internal processes. He analyzes why he thinks this is the case as well as points out some reasons federal workers have to be optimistic despite the apparently lower morale.