Kelly Monroe

Kelly Monroe is the creator and chief illustrator of the FERS Blueprint Online Retirement School. She’s a licensed financial planner and has consulted with over 2,300 Federal employees to help them clarify their retirement planning. Be sure to get your free retirement quiz, The FERS Blueprint Retirement Quiz, to help plan your retirement.

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Quick Guide: FERS Retirement for Busy Employees

By on October 5, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Quick Guide: FERS Retirement for Busy Employees

Do you know the basic benefits included under FERS? This is a quick overview of them and what each provides.

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What If FERS Changed? Can You Still Retire Comfortably?

By on July 9, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
What If FERS Changed? Can You Still Retire Comfortably?

Cuts to retirement programs have been proposed which has many federal employees worried. Can you still retire comfortably if some of these changes were enacted?

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5 Social Security Questions Everybody Should Be Able To Answer (Before Retiring)

By on May 30, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
5 Social Security Questions Everybody Should Be Able To Answer (Before Retiring)

When is the best age to take Social Security? The author provides some considerations for federal employees under FERS.

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How to Use Military Service to Increase Your FERS Pension

By on April 20, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How to Use Military Service to Increase Your FERS Pension

There is a provision in FERS that allows you to “buy back” your active duty military service. The author provides a basic overview of how this process works.

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How TSP Planning Changed for Public Safety Officers

By on March 28, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments

Special Provisions federal employees who have a mandatory retirement age face unique retirement planning challenges, but fortunately there is a relatively new TSP law that can help.

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Five Tips to Maximize Your TSP Savings

By on March 15, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Five Tips to Maximize Your TSP Savings

Are you taking full advantage of the Thrift Savings Plan to save for your retirement? The author provides some simple tips to help you maximize your savings.

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How To Pick Your FERS Retirement Date Like A Pro

By on February 28, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How To Pick Your FERS Retirement Date Like A Pro

The author outlines four mistakes federal employees under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) will want to make sure to avoid when choosing their optimal retirement date.

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