Dallen Haws

Dallen Haws is a Financial Advisor who is dedicated to helping federal employees live their best life and plan an incredible retirement. He hosts a podcast and YouTube channel all about federal benefits and retirement. You can learn more about him at PlanYourFederalBenefits.com.

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The Big Retirement Differences for FERS Law Enforcement, Firefighters and Air Traffic Controllers

December 14, 2020 9:04 AM
The Big Retirement Differences for FERS Law Enforcement, Firefighters and Air Traffic Controllers

There are special provisions for certain federal employees which can make a big impact on their pensions at retirement.

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Financial Planning Tips for Younger Federal Employees

December 10, 2020 1:14 PM
Financial Planning Tips for Younger Federal Employees

The earlier in your career that you start planning for your future, the brighter it can be. Here are some tips for younger federal employees.

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Can You Retire With Only $250k in Your TSP Account?

December 7, 2020 2:14 PM , Updated December 12, 2020 4:25 PM

Many people think you need to hit at least the $1 million mark to have a comfortable retirement, but as the author illustrates, this may not always be the case.

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Don’t Miss Your Full TSP Match with the New Spillover Provision

December 2, 2020 8:47 AM , Updated December 12, 2020 4:26 PM

The process for catch up contributions in the TSP is changing next year. The author explains why this is important for eligible federal employees.

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The Big ‘Gotchas’ of Deferred Retirement

November 30, 2020 10:17 AM
The Big ‘Gotchas’ of Deferred Retirement

Deferred retirement is an option for some federal employees, but there are potential downsides.

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How to Retire Early as a FERS Employee

November 23, 2020 2:42 PM
How to Retire Early as a FERS Employee

Is there a magic age at which you can retire? As the author illustrates, it is really more of a financial question than an age question.

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What Are the Differences Between the Roth TSP and Roth IRA?

November 18, 2020 3:42 PM , Updated December 12, 2020 4:33 PM

The Roth TSP and Roth IRA are both important retirement savings tools available to federal employees, but there are some key differences between them.

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The Top 5 Retirement Myths

November 16, 2020 8:16 AM , Updated December 12, 2020 4:34 PM

The author summarizes five common misconceptions federal employees frequently have about their retirement benefits.

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The Top TSP Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Retirement

November 10, 2020 4:37 PM , Updated December 12, 2020 4:36 PM

Are you making these mistakes with your TSP account? They can hold you back in reaching your retirement goals.

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How Much Income Will You Have in Retirement Under FERS?

November 6, 2020 12:43 PM , Updated December 12, 2020 4:37 PM

There are three main sources of income in retirement under FERS. How much income can a federal retiree expect to get from these?

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